An estimated 25 to 30 percent of the gay and transgender population in the U.S. abuse drugs and alcohol. Compare this to the 9 percent of the rest of the population who are substance abusers, and it becomes clear that there is an epidemic among gay and trans people in this country.
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CVS Pharmacy is the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, and therefore a major player in the drug store business. That is why it was so newsworthy, when in September 2014, the company decided to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in their stores. It was a move applauded by President Obama as a clear victory for public health.
When you recover from an addiction, it can be a new experience to start to talk about what you have been through. After completing treatment you might not know when or how to discuss your recovery and other personal matters related to your problems with addiction. It can be healthy and cathartic to share things but maintaining and respecting your own privacy has its benefits as well.
At a Tribeca Film Festival screening of a new movie that he produced, Shia LaBeouf spoke openly about his recent stint in rehab. The actor received treatment for alcohol addiction last year after being arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly behavior at a Broadway show.
Every person in recovery will have their own unique triggers, so knowing what they might be before you leave recovery is a great way to be prepared. Here are some other valuable tips for managing triggers during the recovery process.