A panic attack is a dangerous disorder which can be an extremely threatening experience because, during one, people imagine the worst possible effects happening to them – they may fear they are having a heart attack, dying, suffocating or even going crazy. Treating panic attacks is an important process. Though it is true that a…

1. What is sex addiction? Sex addiction is a way some people medicate their feelings and/or cope with their stresses to the degree that their sexual behavior becomes their major coping mechanism for stresses in their life. The individual often can not stop this sexual behavior for any great length of time by themselves. The…

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) is a twelve-step program for people recovering from sex addiction and love addiction. SLAA was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Though he had been a member of AA for many years, he repeatedly acted out and was serially unfaithful to his…

Rationale for Alliance Building and First Steps Improve Treatment for Lesbian Providers who are moving into this service area typically do not have strong ties to LGBT communities or to service organizations that traditionally have provided services to these individuals. It will be important to build alliances both with the LGBT community and with organizations,…

A number of people are struggling to fight their compulsive sexual desires. Compulsive Sexual Desires Whether people are into one-night stands, cybersex, phone sex, strippers, pornography, fantasy, hiring prostitutes, or compulsively addicted to one lover, there is help to stop sex addiction. If your desires or activities are overtaking other aspects of your life, then…

There is a lively debate in the LGBT community over what constitutes gay culture. Is it several cultures within one culture? Do lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people each have their own cultures? Gay culture is as diverse as all its members. Gay Culture However, there is no question that many LGBT individuals experience a…

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to present A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals. Substance Abuse Drug Treatment for Gay and Lesbian This publication was developed through a systematic and innovative process in which…