The rates of substance abuse and addiction are some of the highest in the country within the LGBTQ+ community. However, there are numerous substance abuse treatment programs, support groups, private and publicly funded resources to help members of this community who are struggling with addiction. Substance abuse treatment the LGBTQ+ community provides specific and standard resources to treat addiction. Some of the better programs offer assistance with issues of abuse, trauma, stigmatization, violence, and harassment. Moreover, the programs connect people with others who understand and support them.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Use, and Substance Use Disorders in LGBTQ+ populations—people who identify as part of this community often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by someone who is heterosexual. Also, members of the LGBTQ+ community face a greater risk of harassment and violence, and