LGBT

Do We Ever Really Outgrow High School? The LGBTQ+ Perspective on Personal History and Discrimination

Kristen sat nervously at her kitchen table while holding the heavy envelope with her high school’s blue and gold colors in her hand. She hadn’t imagined she would feel this way just from getting the invite to her 10-year high school reunion. The memories seemed to flood back from a place she had been careful … Continue reading Do We Ever Really Outgrow High School? The LGBTQ+ Perspective on Personal History and Discrimination

Marijuana Abuse

Teens Using Marijuana

Adolescents are “biologically wired” to seek new experiences and take risks, as well as to carve out their own identity. Trying marijuana and other drugs may serve to satisfy these normal developmental drives…but in an unhealthy way that can have very serious long-term consequences.1 Why Is Pot Particularly Bad for Teens? While the dangers associated … Continue reading Teens Using Marijuana

Addiction Warning Signs

Is There a Connection between Prostitution and Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Drug and alcohol addiction are linked to many crimes, for many reasons. One of these crimes is prostitution. There are several reasons drug use and prostitution are linked, and several ways in which this relationship is continually changing. Sex Work and Drug Use Not all sex workers use drugs, and not all people who use … Continue reading Is There a Connection between Prostitution and Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Mental Health and Addiction Treament

Recovery Strategies for Different Kinds of Trauma

Life can be traumatic at times and many people don’t realize is that there are actually many different kinds of trauma, each requiring different approaches for therapy and healing. It’s very important to deal with trauma appropriately, or people may fall prey to negative coping strategies such as addictive alcohol or drug use, anger, or … Continue reading Recovery Strategies for Different Kinds of Trauma