LGBTQ & Addiction

People who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) suffer from higher rates of social discrimination and stigmatization. Due to the elevated stress levels associated with the constant rejection, abuse and social isolation, members of the LBGTQ community also experience higher rates of substance abuse problems as compared to the general population. What…

The Dangers of Vaping

E-cigarette use has become popular in the past couple of years, especially for teens. According to a survey from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 37% of high school seniors tried vaping in 2018, compared to 28% in 2017. However, vaping poses many threats to a person’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. Many teens who…

Five Effects of Secondhand Drinking

Many alcoholics do not realize the impact their addiction has on the people around them. Through secondhand drinking, alcohol addiction affects friends, spouses and children, causing family problems and damaging relationships. Secondhand drinking refers to how a person’s alcohol abuse and behavior negatively impact other people. In the United States, about one in five adults…