Today, nearly 15 million people in the United States openly identify as LGBTQ, representing some 4.5% of the population. While acceptance is higher than ever, persons on the gender and sexuality spectrums struggle with mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, and addiction. In fact, LGBTQ individuals are as much as four times as likely as a straight or cisg person to struggle with a substance use disorder, thanks in large part to increased exposure to risk factors and trauma. With some 40% of the LGBTQ population struggling with some form of drug or alcohol addiction, it’s crucial that we take cultural, social, and personal considerations into account when treating these disorders.
An addiction is a disorder, not something anyone chooses for themselves. At Sheer Recovery, we understand addiction is a unique, complex, and multi-faceted illness. If you or a loved one is LGBTQ, there are myriad influencing factors that could result in addiction that a straight or cis person would never face. That’s why we offer a custom LGBTQ addiction treatment program, specifically designed to offer personal support and holistic care. Our society and its structure may put you at risk. We want to help you make yourself better.