When you’ve decided that you want to stop drinking, you’ll need alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Alcoholism is a disease that has both physical and psychological components, and you’ll need to make sure that you get the help you need on both accounts if you want to go on to live sober. This is where alcohol rehabilitation…

Living with alcohol abuse can be difficult and scary. If you’ve been drinking for a long time, you will probably be living with not only the effects of alcohol abuse, but will need an alcohol detox because of the physical addiction. When you decide that you’ve had enough and want to kick the addiction, you’ll…

Looking for answers in how to achieve sobriety? Have you checked the internet? Most likely, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for if you do a little pointing and clicking. Look for sobriety message board sites that will lead you to people who have experience or are experiencing the same feelings and addictions you are.…

An addiction to methamphetamine is a difficult addiction indeed. Meth treatment options must be taken into consideration very carefully, because it is a rough rode for the person receiving the treatment. Meth has a way of taking over your mind and your body. The person the user was before addiction is no longer there. Left…

It is very important to get a heroin addict into heroin treatment as quickly as possible. This is due to the speed at which the condition progresses. Also, the sooner one is treated, the more likely there is a greater success rate to kicking the addiction. Conversely, the longer it takes to get treated, the…

HIV and Confidentiality Almost all States now have laws protecting information about individuals’ HIV status. The laws vary widely in the strength of the protection they offer. All allow for disclosure of HIV related information in certain circumstances. Administrators should educate themselves about the HIV confidentiality protections offered by their individual States. Discrimination Against LGBT…

Stage Models of Transforming an Identity Stage models provide a useful description of the process by which some people come to call themselves gay or lesbian. The models also suggest a way of looking at how substance use and recovery interact with being gay or lesbian and with the ways people experience their sexual identities.…

Gay Male Social Life Gay men are an extremely diverse group, and generalizations, even about large subsets of gay men, tend to be more harmful than accurate. A few examples illustrate the point. Life for a gay man in a small midwestern town bears little resemblance to that of a gay man living in Los…

Common Barriers to LGBT Individuals Receiving Adequate Health Care LGBT individuals have been marginalized by some segments of the health professions. Historically, their sexual orientations and gender diversity were labeled deviant or pathological by many in the medical and psychiatric community. As a result, many gays and lesbians do not disclose their sexual orientation to…