Drugs & Alcohol

Studies show that LGBTQ individuals report much higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse than the general population. We often self-medicate with drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with negative feelings associated with family rejection, isolation, anxiety, and mistrust. Traditional 12 step programs are often not appropriate for LGBTQ people because they neglect to address the underlying feelings associated with the LGBTQ identity.

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Pride Institute

is committed to providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people a road to recovery through evidence-based substance abuse, sexual health, and mental health treatment.
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provides information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems, and support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.
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