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Changing the Way We Treat Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

HEALTH | 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.

A Heroin Addict's Emotional First Days in Rehab

HEALTH | May 21
In the second part of a "CBS Evening News" series on the heroin epidemic gripping the U.S., Jason Amaral, an addict in Boston, goes through his first day of rehab.

Addiction Epidemic Fuels Runaway Demand for 'Sober Homes'

CORPORATE | 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."

Young Heroin Addict Films Her Own Detox

HEALTH | Oct 23
In the past decade heroin use has more than doubled amongst young adults.

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

AIDS | 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

HEALTH | 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

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.

Meet Michael Botticelli: Obama’s Openly Gay Drug Czar

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | May 24
Michael Botticelli understands the effects addiction has had, and continues to have, on the LGBT community. The acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is not only gay, but also a recovering addict.

Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 5
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

FDA Wants Limits on Most Prescribed Painkillers

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Oct 27
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

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