Tag: substance abuse

Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ+ individuals have higher suicide rates, higher substance abuse rates as well as higher chances of depression, anxiety and other mental illness than any other single group of people. As much as 30% of the LGBTQ+ community has substance abuse struggles, compared to 9% of the general population. May is mental health awareness month, and with Pride month just a…

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Knowing the Signs of Opioid Abuse

Opioids are an illegal class of drug that include things like herion, and fentanyl as well as prescription pain killers such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone. These substances are extremely addictive and can cause long term damage to organs such as the heart. Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental deaths in 2009, but addiction to these types…

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