Destructive Myths and Stereotypes Counselors need to be aware of the numerous myths and stereotypes that our society tolerates and sometimes promotes even though they are inaccurate and can be destructive. Such awareness enables counselors to check out their own belief systems and help work with their lesbian clients on issues specific to their sexual…

Alcohol and Drug Use in LGBT Youth Most of the available research about this population has focused on lesbian and gay adolescents; little information is available on bisexual identity development during adolescence (and related risks). Even less is known about the experiences and needs of transgender youth. Information about substance use among lesbian, gay, and…

Information about Alcohol and Drug Treatment Assistance Alcohol and drug treatment assistance is only a phone call away.  Did you know that most rehab facilities have 24 hour helplines with trained professionals and counselors who are waiting to take your call and get you started on the road to recovery?  That’s right.  If you want…

Understanding Eating Disorders in Men Of all the millions of people in the United States that are suffering from eating disorders, only 10% of that is men.  Eating disorders in men aren’t often associated with them because it has long been believed to be something that only effects women.  This just isn’t true.  Men do…

Is a 12-Step Alcohol Rehab Center Right for You? The 12-step model developed in 1935 by Bill W. to combat alcoholism quickly grew into Alcoholics Anonymous, and from there into 12-step groups aimed at recovery from drug addiction, overeating, gambling and a wide range of other addictive behaviors. AA is the most widespread and well…

You Can Find Affordable Drug Treatment A lot of people claim they can’t afford to get drug treatment, but that’s just an excuse. These same people can find the money they need to get drugs. However, if you are truly concerned about the cost of rehab, be assured that you can get affordable drug treatment.…

Challenging Addictions There are some alarming facts to consider regarding addictive disorders. For instance, a recent report in the National Drug Addiction Recovery Month Kit showed the cost of alcohol and illicit drug use in the workplace, including lost productivity, accidents and medical claims to be an estimated $140 billion per year. Another fact: every…

If you or someone you care about is dealing with the dangers of alcohol abuse, it is so important that you seek professional help immediately. Alcohol can be just as deadly as any street drug. It’s cheap and easy to get a hold of, and can quickly make the user incapacitated. When alcohol is the…