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LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources

When it comes to drug and alcohol misuse, virtually anyone can fall victim to its power, but there are some groups that are more at risk than others. One such group is the LGBTQ+ community, primarily due to the various mental health disorders that develop as a result of rejection, abuse, discrimination, and ostracism from society or even their own homes. Many of these individuals struggle with a variety of substances at a higher rate than the heterosexual community. The good news is that there are resources available to help.

Whether you’re a member of the queer community, or you’re the loved one of someone who is, this page can address many of your questions. Are you in search of a drug rehab center with treatment programs specifically designed for LGBTQ+ individuals? Do you want more information about substance abuse in this community? You can get the answers here.

Drug Rehab Centers

Find out how both traditional and specialized drug rehabilitation centers can help LGBTQ+ individuals with substance use disorder, and learn more about some of the available treatment programs.

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The Aftermath

From depression to homelessness to suicidal tendencies, learn how substance abuse can affect members of the LGBTQ+ community, and how you can get drug rehab help for yourself or a loved one.

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How Loved Ones Can Help

Find out how you as the friend or family member of an LGBTQ+ individual can be a support system to your loved one while helping them seek treatment for their substance use disorder.

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Commonly Misused Substances

Learn which types of drugs are most common among LGBTQ+ individuals, and why they’re so common. You can also learn about the various side effects of these substances.

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Reasons for Substance Abuse

From lack of familial support to mental illness, there are many reasons that LGBTQ+ individuals engage in substance abuse, which can easily lead to addiction. Read more about them here.

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LGBTQ was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by The Recovery Village