LGBTQ + and Addiction: Causes, Resources and Treatment
Trends in Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community
Alcohol
Smoking
Why do people in the LGBTQ+ community use drugs?
Stress
Internalised Homophobia
Self-Medication, managing feelings
Legal Issues
Northern Ireland
Other Health Issues
Substance abuse can also lead to other health concerns such as:
Many LGBTQ+ people reported, at the start of treatment, that they felt:
Accessibility
Treatment methods
Helping an LGBTQ+ Person Cope with Addiction
Understanding and flexibility
Provide a comprehensive range of treatment options
Responding to cultural needs
Encouraging safe and healthy behaviours
Supporting autonomy and decision making
Reducing potential barriers to treatment
Consider creating a community
Consent to treatment
A note about children and young people
Sources of funding for treatment
A model for recovery: the four pillars
Recovery: basic principles
Inpatient Treatment
Community
Finding Purpose
A Lifelong Recovery
Relapse
Managing Relapse when it happens
Recovery Advice
Advice for Adults
Advice for Teens

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