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Promoting sexual health in the LGBTQ community

July 13, 2018  |  Philip McCabe, CSW, Mark McMillan, LMSW, Kristina Padilla, MA, LAADC, and David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
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A nonjudgmental, informed approach will create a safe space for productive discussions with LGBTQ patients.

LGBTQ youth survey reveals unmet counseling needs

May 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New survey results from the Human Rights Campaign indicate numerous ongoing challenges for LGBTQ young people, who face a high prevalence of substance use and mental health concerns.

Five strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals to avoid 'out-of-control' behaviors

April 20, 2018  |  Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
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Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.

LGBT youths report eating disorders at stunning rate

March 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A staggering prevalence of eating disorders in the young LGBTQ population illustrates one of the key manifestations of minority stress, according to advocates.

Re-emergence of crystal meth renews concerns over dangers

January 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Methamphetamine use appears to be gradually gaining momentum again in a historically affected section of Florida.

Clinician describes intensifying drug threat in MSM community

June 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.

One year after Pulse tragedy: A call to action for treatment

June 11, 2017  |  Beck Gee-Cohen
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Observations suggest that the LGBTQI community is seeking addiction and mental health treatment in growing numbers, and programs must become better equipped to meet the need effectively.

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

December 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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