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Substance Use Disorder in the LGBT Community

Characterized by bright colors and jubilant parades, Pride Month is often viewed as a period of celebration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Pride Month, however, is not one giant party; it is a time to remember the discrimination and persecution LGBT people have endured, as well as a time to reflect…

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It’s Okay to Help Your Child with Substance Use Disorder

What would you do if you discovered your adult child had a potentially terminal illness? An insidious disorder that permeates every aspect of his life: physical and mental health, family ties, friendships, work performance, romantic relationships, and finances, among others. Nothing of any significance would be left unscathed. In fact, his illness could obliterate all…

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America’s Love Affair With Alcohol

Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported that 1 out of every 12 American adults has an alcohol use disorder – that’s 17.6 million people. I don’t know about anyone else but – as unfathomable as that number seems – I can’t help but wonder if it’s a little low. To be fair, the National…