Substance Abuse among GLBT people can be to to three times hire than others for several reasons:

  • GLLBT people use sbstances to escape from the stressors associated with homophobia and heterosexism
  • many of the GLBT places for meeting others are in clubs or bars where alcohol and drugs may be more prevalent
  • peer pressure among GLBT adolescents leads to increased usage.

GLBT people also avoid treatment because of reluctance to seek support or assistance from providers due to fear associated with not being understood or accepted. 

Substance Abuse