Celebrating Pride Month While in Recovery


Typically, social media feeds fill up with rainbow-colored images and words celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride every June. Unfortunately, these celebrations can be tricky for those in recovery or choosing to live substance-free. If individuals are struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD), seeing the rainbows plastered all over liquor companies can be triggering. There are still ways to celebrate Pride Month in sobriety. Prevalence of SUDs in LGBTQIA+ Population According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), 9% of those in the LGBTQIA+ community report opioid misuse, in comparison to 3.8% of the overall population. Numbers are also higher in this [...]