The gay and lesbian community experiences its share of drug addiction problems. In a world where intolerance still reigns, many gay and lesbian individuals struggle with unique stressors that can lead to drug abuse in an effort to cope. From the estrangement from family members to the fears associated with the coming out process, the LGBT community experiences unique challenges that can compound existing drug addictions as well. Some rehabilitation options can heighten these stressors, particularly if individuals in recovery do not receive the tolerance and acceptance they deserve. Fortunately, there are LGBT drug rehabilitation centers that offer compassionate care in a tailored and confidential environment for those in the gay and lesbian community.

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