LGBTQ Teens May be More Likely to Use Illegal Drugs

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A new study has found that LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teens are at least twice as likely as heterosexual teens to use cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, methamphetamine, and other illegal drugs. The study considered the sexuality and substance use habits of nearly 15,000 high school students; LGBTQ teens were 12 percent more likely […]

The Very Real Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Easily accessible and low in cost as compared with their “real” drug counterparts, synthetic drugs are on the rise, particularly now, at the height of America’s opioid crisis. Synthetics are lab-produced chemical compounds, and the New York State Department of Health defines them as drugs “with properties and effects similar to a known hallucinogen or […]

Will Safe Injection Sites Fuel America’s Opioid Epidemic?

Safe injection sites are exactly what they sound like— safe places where drug users can inject IV drugs. These sites, also known as “supervised injection sites,” “safe consumption sites,” and “safe injection clinics,” straddle the line of what is legal. A drug user simply need show up at a safe injection site to be given […]

How to Put an End to Enabling

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Families and friends of someone with a substance use disorder are often warned against enabling their loved one. There’s a fine line separating the support a loved one needs to overcome their substance use disorder and emotionally enabling a loved one; recognizing what behaviors lie on which side of that line can be tricky. There […]

The Young Age of the Opioid Crisis

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More than 115 Americans die of opioid overdose every day, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH). The NIH has also reported that in 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from opioid overdose, and that between July 2016 and September 2017, opioid overdoses increased 30% in 52 areas in 45 states. Opioids— prescription pain […]

Positive Affirmations and Quotes for Recovery

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Positivity in recovery is critical to early and continued sobriety. There is no one key to living a life free of dependence on alcohol and/or drugs, but putting the brakes on negative thoughts and emotions and instead taking the time to meditate over/reflect on healthy, positive ideas is a good change to make to your […]

How to Stay Active in Recovery

Treating substance use disorder is critical to sobriety, but maintaining recovery efforts is just as essential when it comes to maintaining sobriety. Not staying active in recovery is one of the biggest oversights that someone overcoming a substance use disorder can make, as it can lead to boredom and restlessness, potential precursors to relapse. It’s […]