LGBT Marijuana Addiction

The LGBT community experiences a high rate of marijuana experimentation, regular use and addiction. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), marijuana use among both lesbian and gay populations occurs at a higher rate…

Lesbian Alcohol Abuse

While alcoholism is in no way confined to the lesbian community, abuse and addiction to alcohol has plagued the lesbian community for years. In fact, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that alcohol abuse occurs among…

LGBT Vicodin Addiction

Among those in the LGBT community, Vicodin addiction stems from both personal use and social circulation. In fact, among the general population, Vicodin has become one of the most highly abused prescription opiates on the market today. Psychological factors can…

Gay and Lesbian Heroin Addiction

As one of the strongest opiates in circulation, heroin has earned a reputation as one of the hardest drugs to kick. With an intense euphoric “rush,” rapidly building tolerance, harrowing withdrawal symptoms and severe cravings marking use of the drug,…

Gay and Lesbian Amphetamine Abuse and Addiction

Within the gay community, the use of amphetamines has become a cause for concern, often leading to full-blown addiction. Belonging to a class of drugs known as stimulants, amphetamines can be obtained via street sale, received by physician’s prescriptions for…

LGBT Addiction Resources

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…

Gay and Lesbian Addiction Treatment Statistics

Much has been made of the accelerated rate of alcoholism and drug addiction among gay and lesbian populations. While studies continue to confirm these rates of substance abuse in the LGBT community, the reasons cited for these numbers can be…

Can the Weather Affect Addiction

It’s more than anecdotal because dark, cold winter days literally can bring on depression symptoms and intensify an addiction for people in the LGBT community. Seasonal Affective Disorder and Substance Use Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a common type of…

Social Rejection and Addiction

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals tend to have higher substance abuse rates than their heterosexual peers. Several studies provide statistics including the following: The Maine Office of Substance Abuse suggested that 20 percent to 30 percent of the…

The Dangers of Using Contaminated Drugs

Any illicit substance abuse is dangerous. When drugs are contaminated with impurities, however, the risk spikes even higher. Impurities: Why They Are Dangerous One of the biggest risks of taking illicit drugs stems from the fact that they are produced…