Category: Addiction Treatment

It’s bad enough to be addicted to one substance, but frequently addictions do not occur alone. The type of personality susceptible to one type of addiction is frequently defined as an “addictive” personality, which means there’s actually a physiological make-up that predisposes them to becoming addicted. That’s one reason that drug & alcohol rehab programs…

Homophobia and Heterosexism Having a general understanding of heterosexism, homophobia, and antigay bias is important for substance abuse treatment providers working with LGBT individuals. Alport (1952) defined prejudice as a negative attitude based on error and overgeneralization and identified the three interdependent states of acting out prejudice as verbal attacks, discrimination, and violence. Verbal attacks…

What Can Be Done To Help LGBT Clients? There are a number of ways that programs can adjust their policies and procedures to protect clients, educate them, and help them deal with the discrimination they may face. 1. Confidentiality Programs should establish written policies that ensure that information about sexual orientation is confidential. The policy…

Stage Two: Identity Comparison In stage two, Identity Comparison, people begin entertaining the possibility that they may be gay or lesbian. In this stage, anxiety can be considerable, as people deal with their denial about their sexuality. People in this stage are often in emotional pain and are quite vulnerable. Substance abuse may be the…

Gay Male Life Cycles and Relationships At each stage of their lives, gay men face challenges unique to being gay. Adolescents who are gay, bisexual, or questioning whether they are gay or bisexual, for example, face possible taunts or threats from their peers. Their families may reject them, and some gay youth run away from…

Individual with drug addiction continue to use their substances in the face of a long duration of critical consequences in significant areas of their lives, including medical problems, legal problems, relational problems, and employment problems. The drive to use often is stronger than one’s love for a significant other or a child; stronger than loyalty…

Locating Cocaine Treatment Centers If you need help finding good cocaine treatment centers, either in your area or away from where you live, why not consider talking to a heath care professional.  Your family doctor is a good place to start getting answers.  If you don’t have one, why not call your local hospital.  Most…

Working With Cocaine Addiction Programs Although there has been considerable progress in the search for cocaine treatment medications, as of yet no medications are approved for treating cocaine abuse and dependence.  However, data from cocaine addiction programs using a variety of psychological and behavioral therapeutic approaches indicate that outpatient cocaine treatment can be successful.  Cocaine…

How to Find an Appropriate Drug Rehabilitation Facility Congratulations on finding your way to this website! The fact that you are here means that you are thinking about getting treatment for your drug addiction. Moving out of denial is one of the most important steps toward recovery. Now that you’re thinking about finding a drug…