Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Blog, LGBTQ addiction

Syringes and pills on a table top.

“People who inject drugs and have HIV experience high mortality and face many obstacles in accessing care,” says the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The good news? Researchers have determined that integrated interventions are an effective way to support both the health and the survival of this population. Here’s a closer look at the…

Attitudes toward gays and lesbians are changing for the better, according to the Center for Global Development; however, “coming out” is still accompanied by a host of challenges for many people. For members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community struggling with substance abuse, these issues are often amplified. Here is a closer look at the…

Addiction and depression often go hand in hand. And in the LGBT community, incidences of these debilitating conditions rise even higher. Here’s a closer look at the dual dynamics of LGBT addiction and depression, along with treatment options aimed at helping LGBT individuals regain health and happiness. The Facts A recent report from the Substance…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Recovery

No one wants to feel alone. Unfortunately, this feeling is a daily reality for many members of the LGBT community. And while acceptance is growing, LGBT individuals often end up feeling isolated and rejected—sometimes by the people they love and who love them most. Factor in the drug and alcohol abuse issue, and many LGBT addicts end…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog

Substance abuse is an equal opportunity affliction that impacts people across all demographics. However, some subsets of the population are more at risk of addiction than others. One such group? Sexual minorities, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), according to a recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…