Staying sober during Thanksgiving

How to Stay Sober Over Thanksgiving

The holidays can be particularly difficult for individuals who are newly sober and worry about being around alcohol during Thanksgiving and other holiday parties. Staying sober during Thanksgiving is possible when you plan ahead and continue meeting with a therapist through a rehab aftercare program. Aftercare support provides individuals with continuing therapy after completing a…

Addiction in LGBTQ community

Why Is Addiction So Common in the LGBTQ Community?

Addiction in the LGBTQ community is a serious problem that disproportionally affects men and women who identify as gay, bisexual, or confused about their sexual identity. Gay men and women are two to three times more likely to struggle with addiction than any other community. They face discrimination from their peers and potentially from their…

Substance abuse assessment

What to Expect During a Substance Abuse Assessment

A substance abuse assessment gives therapists an effective tool for determining the severity of a person’s addiction and finding them the appropriate level of care to address their needs. Unfortunately, there is no cure for addiction. However, there are several evidence-based behavioral therapy programs that give clients the tools they need to manage their symptoms…

woman struggling with salvia drug abuse

Salvia Drug Abuse

Some consider Salvia (Salvia divinorum) a safe, herbal high. Experts on the subject, however, warn of its deadly potential. Statistics on salvia abuse clearly back up their concern:In 2010, the National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information reported that there were more than 2,800 visits to U.S. emergency rooms related to Salvia abuse.In 2011, the American…