One of the most common substance abuse problems in the US right now is alcohol addiction. Rehabilitation programs are a great way to kick that addiction and get on with better living. Alcohol addiction rehabilitation is not as complex as you might think and successful programs abound to help you help yourself. There are several…

If you are addicted to alcohol and need to find a rehabilitation center in your area, the answer may be as simple as typing “rehab for alcohol” into your search engine of choice. Alcohol rehabilitation is popular in the United States. You don’t have to feel like you’re the only alcoholic around, because most likely,…

There are many types of drug rehab programs available. Some will have to be repeated multiple times before actual abstention occurs. These days, programs are all client-centered. It takes some searching and analysis to find just the right rehab program for you, although sometimes a doctor or other authority or even the distance factor may…

The purpose of drug addiction rehab is to help the addicted recover from their addictions regardless of what pattern of addiction the individual manifests: Excessive or inappropriate drug use; using drugs to feel normal; needing ever more drugs to experience highs; using drugs instead of having other life experiences; choosing drugs over profession, friend or…

Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals with substance abuse problems are doubly stigmatized. As substance abusers, they are viewed by many as weak in character and moral fiber. As lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, they are reviled by some as deviant and immoral. They may encounter…

Modalities Typical modalities for substance abuse treatment include individual, group, couples, and family counseling, but LGBT individuals can face other unique problems if they are treated by traditional programs through group, couples, or family modalities. The group modality may be difficult for LGBT individuals if heterosexism/homophobia is demonstrated by staff and other group members. Groups…

Clinical Issues With Substance-Abusing Lesbians Too little is written on the incidence, prevalence, and patterns of substance use among lesbians. Many formal studies have generalized from gay males to lesbians, whereas others have used unreliable sampling methods. In the literature that is available, certain risk factors are noted repeatedly, such as: • The reliance of…

LGBT youth have the same developmental tasks as their heterosexual peers, but they also face additional challenges in learning to manage a stigmatized identity. This extra burden puts LGBT youth at increased risk for substance abuse and unprotected sex and can intensify psychological distress and risk for suicide. Stigma, Identity, and Risk of Being Gay…

Answers to Alcohol and Drug Treatment Questions If you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs and you’re ready to quit, you may have a ton of alcohol and drug treatment questions you need answered.  Fortunately, most rehab facilities have people on hand who are waiting to help you and want to answer each and…

How to Overcome Eating Disorders Once you or someone you care for is involved in an eating disorder, time is ticking away.  Their lives are at stake, just like if they were addicted to heroin.  Their bodies are going to slowly break down from the daily abuse of food.  They will die if help isn’t…