If you feel you have a problem with alcohol, counseling might be the answer. Many people sometimes feel like they’re having a problem with drinking, and feel ashamed, or as if they have to hide themselves and their drinking. This becomes a serious issue, because what you really need if you have a problem with…


For those of us who are living with addiction, sobriety may be a word we don’t think will ever apply to us. Our addiction has wrapped around our brains and the only escape is death. This is not true. Anyone with any drug addiction CAN achieve sobriety if they get the right kind of treatment…


If you’re suffering from an addiction and need serious treatment, you should consider seeking inpatient rehab. When you check into a rehab facility and put yourself under the care of medical professionals, you have a greater chance of recovery then if you would have fought your battle alone. You can locate an inpatient rehab clinic…


The truth is that drug rehabs are not a Cheech and Chong joke. They are in the serious business of saving lives. If you are looking for drug rehabs, you can investigate a number of facts. Ask a lot of questions. Do they provide dependency education? Find out how long the facility has been in…


Ethnic Minority Groups The cultural norms and beliefs of an ethnic group can have a significant impact on an LGBT person’s feelings about his or her sexual orientation or gender identity, his or her ability to express that identity, and how other members of the ethnic group treat the LGBT person. Although an LGBT orientation…


Levels of Care Levels of care refers to the intensity and duration of services being provided by a program to clients, including inpatient, residential, therapeutic, partial hospitalization or day treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, aftercare and follow up, and monitoring services. LGBT substance abusers should be assessed to determine the range of services and levels of…


Family of Choice and Relationships Providing support for LGBT clients and their families of choice is a crucial element of substance abuse treatment, just as it is for all clients. A family of choice is made up of individuals who are significant to the client, and it needs to be included in any assessment. It…


Research Into Substance Abuse and HIV Among Transgender Individuals The little research that has been done on the prevalence of substance abuse in the transgender community suggests significantly high substance abuse rates. Some of the best information available comes from studies of HIV prevalence. Substance use also plays a significant role in the high HIV…


Information on Cocaine Treatment Methods Due to the popularity of cocaine, many cocaine treatment methods are widely used for recovery from cocaine abuse.  Treatments fall into two basic categories.  The first are outpatient methods.  These methods allow the recovering person to be outside of a facility for their treatment methods.  Typical outpatient methods are 12 step…


General Information on Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a serious problem in the United States.  What’s worse is that it can affect so many young people, and could have easily been prevented.  Some of the causes of eating issues are: body image, physical or sexual abuse or stress in the home or at school.  It’s a…