5 Questions and Answers about LGBTQ Dating in Recovery

5 Questions and Answers about LGBTQ Dating in Recovery You probably know that alcohol and drug use is higher among members of the LGBTQ+ community than the general population. Not only does my community recreationally use substances more than our straight counterparts, but our rates of drug and alcohol dependence are also higher. The famed…

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AspenRidge Recovery Stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement

AspenRidge Recovery Stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement An Open Letter from CEO Ethan Castro We at AspenRidge believe that systemic racism, sexism, and discrimination against under-represented individuals is inherent in our societal structures and in our organization and that it needs to be immediately addressed.  This is a human rights issue and not…

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What Comes First Depression or Substance Abuse?

Mental health and addiction are so intertwined that many question: what comes first, depression or substance abuse? The criteria utilized for an official diagnosis are quite similar for both. In order to unravel the mental health and addiction issues, it’s important to understand what co-occurring disorders are and how they can impact an individual’s road…