National Alcohol Screening Day

Today is National Alcohol Screening Day. The day was created as a collaboration between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the non-profit Screening for Mental Health (SMH). According to the NIAA, National Alcohol Screening Day is intended to “educate people about alcohol…

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a time to honor trans folks’ experiences. Visibility is important and often lacking for transgender people, even within LGBTQIA spaces. When I look up statistics on addiction for the different categories of the queer umbrella, it’s hard to even find specifics for trans people.  Minority Stress, Internalized Transphobia, and…

a man struggles with alcohol addiction

How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Drinking alcohol in moderation isn’t a problem for many people, so why do some develop an alcohol dependence? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical problem that makes it hard to control alcohol consumption whether you drink once a day or once a year. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we have years of experience helping people…