Drug Addiction in the LGBT Community

People often use drugs and alcohol to cope with stress or emotional pain, escape from problems, or gain acceptance. Although anyone can become addicted, certain people are at greater risk, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals. What makes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals particularly vulnerable to drug and alcohol addiction? Emotional challenges, such…

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More Negative Effects from Drinking Alcohol

It is well-established that long-term alcohol abuse can cause serious health problems, including brain damage and various forms of cancer. It also destroys relationships, finances, careers and emotional well-being. A series of recent studies show that alcohol abuse does even more damage than was previously known. Technological advances in neuroimaging allow scientists to observe alcohol’s…

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Propofol Addiction

Until the high-profile death of music legend Michael Jackson, it is possible that many of us would never have been familiar with the medication Propofol, even though it is possible we may have received it in conjunction with a number of medical procedures. Unfortunately, Michael Jackson’s death and the subsequent trial of his personal physician…

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Renowned Physician Joins Promises Treatment Centers as Director of Impaired Professionals Program

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 – Doctors, lawyers and other professionals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction have yet another reason to begin their recovery at Promises Treatment Centers. On September 1, renowned physician and addiction specialist, Dr. Greg Skipper, was appointed Director of Professional Health Services at Promises. Greg Skipper, MD, has…

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