Transgender individuals and those who are nonconforming or nonbinary face painful social stigmas that can make living authentically difficult. This causes many trans people to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with their pain, with a growing problem of addiction in the transgender community. Banyan Boca offers help, more here.
Addiction seems to run in this famous family as many of the Presleys face struggles with alcoholism, pain pills, and other substances. Lisa Marie Presley’s addiction to opioids echoes Elvis’s addiction, but the famous daughter got help and is now talking about her recovery.
The opioid epidemic may be a national problem, but it’s a major issue in Palm Beach County, with two pharmacies handling a frightening number of opioids in Delray Beach according to a recent DEA report.
You may feel hopeless that your sibling will change if they’re an addict. Having a drug addict sibling can be frightening and upsetting, but help is out there for you and your sibling. Banyan Boca explores how you can help your sibling get sober and how you can help yourself heal.