An image of two LGBTQ members holding hands | LGBTQ Substance Abuse

LGBTQ Substance Abuse

LGBTQ substance abuse is a pressing concern among those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Members of the LGBTQ community abuse alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs at disproportionately high levels. Research shows that gay men are at heightened risk of substance use disorder (drug addiction), while lesbian women are at…

chemical dependency | The District Recovery

Understanding Chemical Dependency

Chemical dependency is not synonymous with addiction, despite some commonalities, according to the National Institute on Drug Use and Health (NIDA).  What does drug dependency mean, then? What is Chemical Dependency? Chemical dependency is also referred to as physical dependency. The term expresses physical reliance on an addictive substance.  These are the two most prominent…

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Pet-Friendly Sober Living and Recovery

Pet-friendly sober living homes allow you to step down from residential rehab or to engage with outpatient treatment if your living environment is unsupportive and you have a pet you need to bring with you. Animal-assisted therapy for addiction, when used in combination with evidence-based treatment, can help many people break the cycle of substance…

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Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy is a non-directive form of psychotherapy also known as Rogerian therapy or client-centered therapy.  In this psychotherapeutic approach, you become an equal partner in the therapy process. Rather than offering suggestions and solutions or passing judgment, the therapist instead remains non-directive.  If you don’t like the idea of consulting a mental health professional,…