Addiction causes, resources and treatments for people from LGBTQ+ communities
Issues with addiction have long been recognised as far greater within LGBTQ+ communities, and Serenity Health are specialists in providing the supportive treatments and understanding that are essential for a sustained recovery
Issues with addiction have long been recognised as far greater within LGBTQ+ communities, and Serenity Health are specialists in providing the supportive drug and alcohol rehab treatment and understanding that are essential for a sustained recovery.
People within the LGBTQ+ community are up to four times more likely to suffer problems with addiction to drugs or alcohol. In part, one of the main causes can be due to their ongoing struggles against discrimination, internalised homophobia and inner battles to accept their own gender identity or sexuality.
Additional health problems faced by the LGBTQ+ community
In addition to problems with addiction, people within the LGBTQ+ community are also far more likely to experience mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and mood disorders. Other serious health challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community include hepatitis and HIV, with gay or bisexual men being most at risk due to greater use of recreational drugs and sharing of needles.
The promising factor for the addiction LGBTQ+ community in the midst of all this depressing health information, is that it’s often the case people experiencing issues with addiction are more willing to seek help than members of the general population. Here in the UK, there are a wealth of medical and counselling resources available.