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Recovery Unplugged: Understanding the Physiology of Addiction and Sobriety

Recovery Unplugged: Understanding the Physiology of Addiction and Sobriety

By Jill Gleeson | Feb 17
What you put into your body directly relates to recovery, Recovery Unplugged, a national addiction care organization with locations all over the country — and the importance of physical well-being shouldn't be minimized.

Reaching the LGBTQ Community Through Music-Based Addiction Treatment

By Matthew Wexler | Oct 1
Recovery Unplugged understands the dangers of addiction and offers a recovery process that includes individual therapy, group therapy, counseling, and aftercare. Within this course of treatment, music actually becomes a recovery trigger.

The Five Reasons Gays Are More Addicted

Jan 29
While issues like marriage and discrimination laws dominate the headlines, as much as 30% of the LGBTQ+ community are suffering and even dying from alcohol and drug addiction. But why?

'It Never Really Leaves You.' Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 21
More than 2 million people are hooked on opioids. Overdoses from these drugs have killed more than 300,000 Americans since 2000, and they are killing an average of 120 people every day.

Surgeon General Report: 'Addiction is Not a Character Flaw'

By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 19
In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama's surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol addiction.

Changing the Way We Treat Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

By Deanna Jordan, Clinical Director, New Method Wellness | Oct 16
There are two fundamental reasons why LGBTQ substance abuse rates are so high: Cultural and political discrimination and lack of culturally sensitive treatment options.

Addiction Epidemic Fuels Runaway Demand for 'Sober Homes'

By Carla K. Johnson | Apr 9
The nation's epidemic of addiction to painkillers and heroin is fueling runaway demand for a once-obscure form of housing known as "sober homes."

Ask the Doc: Bareback Sex, PrEP & A Casualty of the Party

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 23
In this installment of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner looks at the real risks of PrEP with Truvada, including the risk that it won't work, and you'll become HIV-positive.

Dr. Caitlin Ryan Takes Home NALGAP's Founders Award

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 19
On August 24, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies (NALGAP) will present the 2014 Finnegan-McNally NALGAP Founder's Award to Dr. Caitlin Ryan.

Rick Perry: ’I Stepped Right In It’ Regarding Oops Moment Linking Gays to Alcoholics

By EDGE | Jun 20
After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.

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