Unfortunately, despite the disproportionate incidence of addiction in the LGBT community, few LGBT addiction resources exist that offer tailored recovery to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities. In fact, many LGBT individuals find conflicts as they approach drug addiction recovery, battling lack of tolerance in residential settings, preconceived notions from addiction counselors or a lack of understanding as to their life pressures and struggles. These resources serve to help spread the word and educate the LGBT community as to what the challenges are and that help is just around the corner.

Resources on LGBT Drug Addiction

How to Accept Good with the Bad

Life has good and bad parts, ups and downs. Sometimes the bad parts feel like they are overtaking the good. If you have a substance use problem, you probably are finding that there are more bad parts than good. Even…

4 Reasons Addiction Is Considered a Disease

The concept of addiction has evolved over the last decades. Now it is considered a disease, not as a failing of a weak person as it once was. The brain disease model of addiction is strongly supported by scientific evidence,…

Setting and Achieving Goals in Your Recovery

Early sobriety is both exhilarating and overwhelming. Suddenly, the addict faces a new reality and must live on her own terms without Suboxone numbing the emotional rollercoaster that inevitably follows detox. Establishing a daily routine in recovery can take time,…

Addiction to a Behavior as a Sign of Substance Abuse

Most people think of addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol when they think of addictions. Today, the term applies to a broader range of behaviors. Gambling, shopping, surfing the Internet and exercising all qualify as forms of “process addictions.”…

How Do I Know if I Have a Real Addiction?

Addiction is, by nature, a blinding disease. Most people never see it coming until a pattern of dependence forms, and, even then, figuring out whether or not you need to cut back or go cold turkey can be difficult. Learn…