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Category Archives: LGBTQ

Prescription Opioid Addiction

Addiction can happen to anyone, of any age, and at any point or station in life. Some addicts are openly discussed, those that tear apart families from the first use like meth or heroin. Other addictions such as gambling or alcohol have numerous, specific programs that target the intense effect these substances can have over…

Obsession and Compulsion – The Driving Forces Behind Addiction

This is part one of a two-part series about how obsession and compulsion drive addiction. Addiction Leaves You Feeling Powerless When you are addicted to substances or behaviors, you are often completely baffled by the choices you make in pursuit of your addiction. Strangely enough – they don’t feel like choices. When you are hooked…

Predisposition to Addiction

The conventional thinking on addiction states that people begin using a highly addictive substance until it takes over their will to choose. Addiction is dependent on the substance, whether it be alcohol or some other drug or even an activity like sex or gambling. This seems to just stand to reason. That some people seem…

The Dangers of Self-Medicating with Xanax and Other Anti-Anxiety Drugs

It seems that in the course of modern life, we constantly face pressures, expectations, isolation and bouts of depression at every turn. It’s no wonder that mental health issues like anxiety are rampant in our society. Or that people would turn to drugs as an easy solution to take the edge off and numb down…

Reasons We Struggle in Early Sobriety

The first days and weeks of sobriety and recovery come with many struggles and difficulties. Just getting through the physical fight for some of us is a real battle. If we have gone through a detox, the illnesses and emotional strains can wear us out. But as we emerge from these first steps and begin…