Members of the LGBTQ+ community often face added challenges that make them more susceptible to mental health disorders, and in turn, substance abuse. Approximately 30 percent of the LGBTQ community abuse drugs or alcohol, compared to 9 percent of the heterosexual population. Substance abuse among LGBTQ people has dramatically increased in recent years. Learn why the LGBTQ community is so disproportionally affected by addiction.
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