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Author says it's everyone's job to become more LGBT-competent

December 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
With the number of truly LGBT-specific treatment programs stagnant, the author of a new comprehensive guide to substance use disorders in these populations offers advice for organizations to improve their approach.

Clinicians must understand where sex, drugs and technology meet

August 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The “chemsex” culture is often characterized by intense experiences that combine crystal meth or similar drugs with risky sexual activity—all facilitated by GPS-based mobile apps.

Do your politics impact your clinical effectiveness?

August 10, 2016  |  Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
A NALGAP President's Award recipient discusses the importance of ethical self-inquiry in clinical work.

PRIDE Institute shares resources in response to Orlando shooting

June 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A news release from PRIDE Institute in Minnesota also discusses a vigil that the treatment facility held on the day after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub.

NALGAP: Killings in Orlando will profoundly affect clients, caregivers

June 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Clinicians should be prepared to deal with the traumatic stress and self-blame that can be triggered by an event of the magnitude of this weekend's tragedy in Orlando, Fla., states the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals.

My personal thoughts on the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando

June 13, 2016  |  Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
NALGAP president Phil McCabe says this weekend's tragedy should remind us to hold accountable anyone who espouses hate.

NALGAP leaders say Tenn. counselor law will seriously harm LGBT patients

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders of the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals say the new Tennessee law giving counselors leeway to withhold treatment is unnecessary and stigmatizing.

Gay men, meth, and sex: what addiction professionals need to know

March 21, 2016  |  David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
Addiction expert, author and therapist David Fawcett addresses the meth epidemic in gay male communities and discusses implications for effective and affirmative treatment.

Transgender individuals face severe consequences from lack of access

September 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new survey indicates multiple adverse impacts, including behavioral health effects, when individuals identifying as transgender are denied access to health services.

Addressing trauma must become standard operating process

August 2, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Being trauma informed in treatment matters. In fact, Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, said it doesn’t even make sense to provide treatment without understanding an individual’s trauma history.

LGBT youth treatment program aims to serve growing need in NYC

July 6, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A New York City organization is establishing a substance use treatment program targeting the underserved community of gay and lesbian young people.

SCOTUS ruling means all families are equal in treatment

June 26, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The decision will largely impact the degree to which LGBT partners and spouses are involved in the treatment and recovery of a loved one.


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