LGBTQ

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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Why Are So Many Queer People Using Drugs and Alcohol?

Learn what places LGBTQ+ individuals at a higher risk of addiction and how queer people can best seek treatment.
LGBTQ

When You Come Out of the Closet, You Don’t Want to Go Back Into It

Being able to say, "I'm queer," I'm gay," "I'm a lesbian," "I'm trans" out loud is powerful. Being open about recovery is similar.
Recovery

19 of the Best LGBTQ+ Books

These 19 reads are the best LGBTQ+ books for learning about the complexities of queerness from experts and community members.
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Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

Those who identify as LGBTQ are more likely than their non-LGBTQ counterparts to struggle with mental health disorders and substance misuse. Learn why and how.
Recovery

My name is Craig, and I am a gay man in recovery.

Addiction is challenging for everyone, but members of the LGBTQ community face considerable barriers to treatment. Learn how to identify LGBTQ-friendly rehabs.
LGBTQ

The Truth Behind the High Rates of Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ Community

According to the American Psychological Association, minority stress is behind it. While times have changed, members of the LGBTQ community are still the minority and face incredible amounts of discrimination and prejudice that can trigger stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders.