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Understanding Addiction and Mental Illness in the LGBTQ Community

January 18, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community are too often faced with hardships their heterosexual peers do not understand. Because the LGBTQ population is seen as different, members are not always accepted, which may lead to negative situations. Unfortunately, these challenges have the potential to lead to mental health issues, particularly anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), LGBTQ individuals are almost three-times as likely as heterosexual individuals to have mental health conditions... Continue reading →

The Importance of Aftercare Treatment for Addiction

August 24, 2016 Posted in: Announcement

Making it to the end of an addiction recovery program is a huge feat. If you or a friend or loved one has made it to graduation, you know the work it takes to get clean. It can be a long, challenging process.

Though the end of a recovery program for drug or alcohol addiction is an exciting moment, the process of staying clean is only beginning. Statistics show that 50 to 90 percent of people go back to their former habits, or “relapse,” at some point after treatment ends. But the good news is this can be prevented... Continue reading →

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