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Substance Abuse and the LGBT Community: What We Know

Members of the LGBT community often face a greater risk for substance abuse. Despite an overwhelming consensus on this fact,1 most research in the areas of addiction and recovery does not include sexual orientation. For example, in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence2 the authors searched two major databases for articles on the subject of substance abuse … Continue reading Substance Abuse and the LGBT Community: What We Know

September 6, 2016

Drug Abuse

The Connection Between Intelligence and Addiction: Why Some ‘Smart’ People Are Getting High

Are smart people more inclined to experiment with mind-altering substances? Or are “thinkers” more interested in exploring their psyche through marijuana and other drugs as compared to their more down-to-earth peers? An article published by Psychology Today reports that more intelligent children in the UK are more likely to grow up and use psychoactive drugs … Continue reading The Connection Between Intelligence and Addiction: Why Some ‘Smart’ People Are Getting High

July 9, 2013

Alcohol Abuse

Should Alcoholic Patients Go to the ER or to Treatment?

Alcoholism requires treatment. This treatment comes from a variety of experienced, specialized medical and mental health professionals. It comes in a range of treatment settings and intensities. While many people are convinced they can quit on their own when they are ready, the fact that they haven’t yet done so reveals just how difficult this … Continue reading Should Alcoholic Patients Go to the ER or to Treatment?

February 11, 2013

Addiction Warning Signs

The Connection Between Drug Addiction and Brain Trauma

Many professional athletes suffer from drug addiction. Some athletes—such as boxers, football players, and hockey players—are more likely to suffer from brain trauma because of the nature of their jobs. The official term for brain trauma is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE occurs when trauma takes place in the brain from repeated head injuries.[1] Many … Continue reading The Connection Between Drug Addiction and Brain Trauma

July 17, 2012