How Shame about Sexuality Contributes to Addiction

When you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), life can be complicated. Unfortunately our society still has difficulty understanding people of all sexual orientations and backgrounds. This can lead to difficult experiences for LGBT persons. Sometimes LGBT people feel…

Ending Denial about Being Gay and Addicted

Addiction is powerful and psychological. No matter how committed a person may be to getting clean, the part of the brain that desperately wants to get drunk or high is stronger. Lasting recovery requires complete and professional rehab. It will…

Addiction in the Transgender Community

Addiction is primarily a psychological disease. The majority of alcoholics and drug addicts suffer from at least one other co-occurring issue such as the following: Depression Borderline personality disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder Self-esteem deficiencies Anxiety or panic disorders Eating or body…

Prejudice, Addiction and the GLBT Community

Many members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community have faced prejudice at some point in their lives. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or supportive of a GLBT person, you are probably familiar with prejudice and…

In the Closet about Addiction and Sexuality

Every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) person faces the decision to reveal or not reveal his or her sexual orientation and identity. Every LGBT person must fully understand him or herself, learn how to adapt to life and defeat…

Coming out as Gay and Addicted

Every gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) person reaches a point where he or she must make a decision to come out and be socially open about his or her sexual orientation. Unfortunately, our society often makes coming out as…

Dealing with Gender Issues and Addiction

Many people struggle with gender identity and sexuality. These confusing and stressful issues can lead to depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns. A person may self-medicate gender issue concerns or related mental health issues with drugs or alcohol. If…
Addiction in the LGBT Community

Gay and Lesbian Drug Addiction and Abuse

[frn_toc]For many in the LGBT community, one of the times when individuals become the most vulnerable to drug addiction is during the “coming out” process. In fact, the majority of LGBT drug addictions form during the coming out process – a…