Feb 1

LGBTQ Addiction Treatment

In several studies ranging from 2000 to 2011, many LGBTQ individuals reported negative treatment experiences. Reports noted unsupportive staff, heterosexual attitudes, discomfort around peers, and anxiety when sharing personal details. As a result, many researchers have suggested gay and lesbian specific rehab programming. Such programs include typical addiction therapy for alcohol, drugs, and processes (gambling, sex, and food), but also address homosexual-specific issues like internal...
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Jan 1

Social Vs. Medical Detox

Detox for substances use and dependency refers to the removal of toxins from the body of an individual. Detox services seek to reduce the harms caused by intoxication and substance misuse and treat the immediate symptoms that occur post-use. Managing a life-threatening intoxication (e.g. overdose or alcohol poisoning) is not classified as detox and is generally treated in hospital environments like the emergency room. When someone chooses to attend detox (all entry to withdrawal units in...
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