Follow the Journal on:. Mailing Address Adam J. Adam J. He leads health services investigations to improve access to medical, mental health, and substance abuse services and for patients with addictive disorders, who are homeless, and other vulnerable populations. Anderson Spickard, Jr.
Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT face situations and life barriers which can make securing addiction treatment difficult. Such barriers include discrimination, social stigma, and more. In recent years, the U. For individuals who have specific needs for addiction treatment, finding a rehab program which matches these needs can greatly affect recovery outcomes. One of the only rehab centers in the U. La Fuente offers residential programs which range from 30 to 60 days in length.
Co-occurring methamphetamine use and depression interferes with treatment outcomes. Female methamphetamine users are known to have higher rates of depression than male methamphetamine users, although this is also true for the general population. There are limited treatment options for the management of depression among methamphetamine users. In this integrative review, we summarize data on treatment strategies for co-occurring depression and methamphetamine use disorders. Psychological and combination of psychological with pharmacological approaches have not been shown to be effective in treating these co-occurring conditions.
Many veterans have problems with use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Such substance use can harm health, cause mood and behavior problems, hurt social relationships, and cause financial problems. Many people find it difficult to cut down or stop using substances on their own.