LGBTQ Addiction Is Different Than Straight Addiction- and Treatment Should Be Too

Like most diseases, the various manifestations of addiction differ depending on the patient. The characteristics of an individual will inevitably interact with the trajectory of the disease itself, ultimately altering its course. Many people may know that the rate of substance abuse is higher in LGBT individuals than their cisgender, straight counterparts, but you probably…

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Why LGBT Addiction Isn’t The Same As Heterosexual Addiction

Finding effective ways to treat addiction and addictive behaviors is complex. Often patients have deep-seated issues which are firmly embedded, and each individual case is as unique as their fingerprint.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community are more likely to misuse alcohol and…

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