Why the Risk of Substance Use Disorders Is Higher for LGBTQ People

Why the Risk of Substance Use Disorders Is Higher for LGBTQ People

As a self-identified member of the LGBTQ community, Ramone’s experiences reflect the relatively high presence of these disorders among LGBTQ Americans. Why are these issues so common in the greater LGBTQ community? High rates of substance use disorders In January, research published in LGBT Health pointed to exceptionally high rates of substance use disorders among people in the LGBTQ community. Heather Zayde, LCSW, a Brooklyn-based clinical social worker and psychotherapist, told Healthline that for young people in the LGBTQ community, the potential for substance use disorders is very real. In fact, this fall, he said he has been asked to speak in Tennessee about addressing the opioid crisis in the LGBTQ community.

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