Tag: rejection

  • Higher drug abuse among gay youth likely tied to rejection

    For a lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth, “coming out” is an extremely stressful, though important event that can result in improved self-esteem, social-support, and psychological adjustment. However, a recent study found that the reactions to such a disclosure have a lot to do with the risk of those youths abusing alcohol and drugs. Social rejection […]

  • Trauma and Addiction – The often ignored reality about addiction

    In previous post, I’ve talked about some of the links between addiction concepts like cravings and trauma disorders like PTSD (see here). The reality is that there is a closer link between addiction and trauma that is often overlooked. I spend a lot of time on this site covering some of the neuroscience that explains […]