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LGBTQ & Addiction: Causes, Resources & Treatment

LGBTQ Addiction & Recovery Ireland Irish studies have shown that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community show higher substance abuse rates compared to the general population. More. Elevated feelings of guilt, shame and doubt are all products of the social stigma, discrimination and humiliating behaviour the LGBTQ community face and battle with daily. It’s these high levels of stress that can be particularly harmful to their mental health and push them towards alcohol and drug abuse. Raising Awareness on LGBTQ+ and Addiction 20-30% of the LGBTQ+ population are affected by substance abuse disorders compared to 8.4%…