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Our blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, clinicians looking for reliable and evidence-based information, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, and how to get the best inpatient medical detox help for successful recovery.

Interview with Beck Gee-Cohen

In June we have focused on Pride: the unique challenges LGBTQIA+ people face with substance use disorder and treatment, and an interview with the incredible Eric Dorsa. In our last feature celebrating Pride, we interviewed Beck Gee-Cohen, the director of LGBTQIA+ programming at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. Interview with Beck Gee-Cohen Gallus: In your role as […]

Addiction within the LGBTQIA+ Community

June represents the celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall movement was the pinnacle of the gay liberation movement in the United States. Since then each June hosts a series of pride events, parades, picnics, vigils and memorials, workshops, and concerts to raise awareness, celebrate liberation, and […]

Interview with Eric Dorsa

As part of our Pride feature in June, we interviewed the incredible Eric Dorsa: a non-binary actor, comedian, drag queen, and recovery advocate. Interview with Eric Dorsa Gallus: How do you identify? Eric: My name is Eric Dorsa I am non-binary and I am an actor, comedian, drag queen, and recovery advocate currently living in […]

Interview with Dr Gallus: Why I Opened Gallus Medical Detox

This interview with Dr Gallus highlights his passion for medical detox, the reason he opened Gallus, top tips for people seeking recovery, and his greatest sense of achievement.   Dr. Gallus is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He obtained his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from the University of Montana, and his D.O. from […]

How To Stay Sober in Times of Turmoil

Many people in recovery are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and frightened by the global situation right now, in the midst of a pandemic and social justice movement. Like any other difficult situation, feeling intense emotions can make recovery — and more importantly staying sober — more challenging. Recovery is a process of rewiring the brain to […]

How To Treat Trauma

Trauma often precedes substance use disorder as people turn to substances as a means of coping. Removing substances can lead to uncovering their wounds and leading the way towards sustainable healing, when handled appropriately.    Dealing only with substance use disorder can cause the person to turn back to substances due to the immense dysregulation […]

What is Complex PTSD?

Some life experiences may be traumatic. Even if those traumatic events are one-offs or time-limited — such as an adverse childhood experience, a car accident, sexual assault, natural disasters, violence, or even a pandemic — the person directly experiencing the event may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD may occur when a person has experienced a significant traumatic […]

What is PTSD?

Trauma isn’t rare. According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience at least one trauma in their lives. Women are more likely to experience sexual assault and child sexual abuse. Men are more likely to experience accidents, physical assault, combat, disaster, or to witness death […]

The ACE Study & What it Tells Us About Addiction

Trauma is now considered to be one of the country’s major public health problems because of the established link between trauma and chronic illness in later life, including substance use disorders. Find out more about the science behind trauma and how it can inform challenges in later life.


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