Substance Abuse is HUGE within the LGBT world.
My name is Luis and I work at BocaRecoveryCenter.com, a free web resource and 24/7 helpline that provides information about addiction, pregnancy, eating disorders, and mental health issues. I noticed you shared some interesting resources on your page https://www.hamiltonhall.info/ and wanted to see if you were interested in sharing more?
Substance use disorders affect 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ population, compared to 8.4 percent of the general population, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. To spread awareness. Although great strides have been made, it's impossible to ignore the stigma, stress, and discrimination that members of the LGBTQ+ community face when seeking substance abuse treatment.
To help share more information, we created a comprehensive guide about substance abuse in the LGBTQ+ community, including information like:
- Drug Trends in the LGBTQ+ community
- Gender-affirming treatment guidelines
- How to help an LGBTQ+ person cope with addiction
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JOHN BELLAMY COMMENTS There is a great deal of substance abuse within the LGBT world of which for some, they cannot have sex - cannot enjoy a night out, cannot tolerate humanity, without a drug of some kind to help them see it through each day.
My own sister - Dash - died of alcoholism - 30 odd years ago, and while being a well known fashion model with an amazing career behind her, it all went drastically down hill and led to a speedy death aged 38 of liver damage from vodka.
She had absolutely everything. Looks. Career, Brains ( Well she was my sister after all... ) and a man who loved her and she even had a baby, who sadly was born in an alcoholic syndrome and needed a heart and lung transplant and died when she was just 2 years old. Six months later, her Mother, my sister, put herself in a hospital and died a few weeks later.
All very tragic.
All VERY avoidable, if only she had had the right help and the right support.
Family tried, me more than any, and after some years of fighting against the odds, as addicts can be very resilient if and when they need to be, and I gave up. I have always wished I had tried one more time to help but the kick backs, the abuse and the complete intolerance for anything you try to do to help, means you pull away and leave them to their own devises and that's when the downward spiral starts, but where the abuse continues and the sad thing is, you DO give up and when they die, whose responsibility is it ? Not yours... for you tried and at the time I was alone with no support and no help and - kind of - no idea what I was dealing with.
YOU HAVE HELP THESE DAYS.
You can search the internet and learn so much.
You can find groups like the one above who do wonderful work and help where help is needed and guidance - most importantly - guidance for the future.
I have friends who have fucked their whole lives up because of drugs - but mostly because of alcohol.
BOOZE DESTROYS MORE THAN DRUGS.
BOOZE DESTROYS SATURDAY NIGHTS OUT
BOOZE DESTROYS RELATIONSHIPS
BOOZE DESTROYS BUSINESS'S
and that is not to say that drugs are less harmful, they just kill less people a year... but never assume you have a handle on your drugs or your alcohol intake as before you know it, it is in control of you.
I have done my fare share of drug fucked weekends and enjoyed some of the best sex, best nights out, best parties and the best of anything - as food, music, sex, EVERYTHING seems so much better when high, and when you do the same thing when sober, it is then that it hits you how great, how amazing, how out-of-body these things can be when high, and OH - you want to do it again an again.
BUT - and there is always a but - it is a slippery slope and one many cannot handle and it ends - too often - in a ruined life.
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