Stage Four: Identity Acceptance The Identity Acceptance stage is characterized by increasing contacts with other gay and lesbian individuals. It also involves experiences that help “normalize” a gay or lesbian identity and way of life, and this stage can introduce new opportunities for drinking. Consider the experiences of “Veronica” and “John.” Veronica told her counselor…

Clinical Issues With Bisexuals Counselors working with self-identified bisexuals need to assess their clients’ sexual behavior and identity issues and also focus on a range of psychosocial issues that may complicate substance abuse treatment of bisexual clients. Bisexual identity is not exclusively or necessarily defined by sexual behavior. Indeed, the contemporary conceptualization of bisexuality is…

Effective Drug Rehab Programs for You What makes drug therapy work?  Do effective drug rehab programs have something special about them that magically make them work for patients?  Honestly, there are a lot of factors that mix into drug therapies that make them work.  Drug treatment is not a one-way street.  It takes the dedication…

Stop the Pain: Find a Drug Rehab Center in California It might surprise you to learn that prescription drugs are the second most abused type of drugs, ahead of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other categories. (Only marijuana is used more widely.) The NIH reports that as much as 20 percent of all Americans have abused…

Defeat your Stress I was always distrustful towards the individuals who complained of experiencing lots of unlucky happenings. I used to say that they do not have an optimistic attitude and whatever they expect comes to pass. But now I think differently. Some things can be learned only by experience. Some may be pleasant and…

Thousands of people come to southern California every year hoping to fulfill their needs and goals. It’s a great place to take 30,60, 90 days or 6 months and heal your mind, body and spirit from the trauma of alcohol or drug abuse. Serenity is everywhere you look in southern California. At SoberRecovery, we’ll help…