What Is PTSD, Who Can Get It, and What Is the Link to Addiction?
A traumatic experience has the power to turn your life upside down, distort your perception of the world, and drastically alter your ability to function as you once did. When trauma negatively transforms the way you live your life, this is called PTSD.
Substance Abuse and the LGBTQ community
Substance abuse is a widespread issue among teens and adults in the US, but the problem is especially pronounced in the LGBTQ community. The social stigma, discrimination, mental illness, and other stressors that members of this community experience can greatly increase the risk of developing a substance abuse disorder.
How to Talk to Your Teens about Drug Use and Recognize the Signs of an Addiction
Opioid overdose deaths among teens and young adults have increased 500% since 1999, and 61.5% of teens have abused alcohol by the time they reach 12th grade. Parents play a significant role in their child’s decision to use drugs or alcohol.