LGBTQ & ADDICTION

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Studies show substance abuse disorders among LGBTQ individuals to be 20% to 30% higher

than the national average, which currently stands at 9%. Addiction too often leads our

LGBTQ’s to poverty, disease and suicide, in fact, 29% of LGBT youth attempted suicide

this year alone. It is staggering numbers like these that prove we need more resources

and awareness to fight addiction and substance abuse in our community. The film

explores these issues, identifying how ones daily reliance on drugs can destroy a life and

how it really is a battle with oneself.

https://www.samhsa.gov/                                                                             https://www.drugrehab.com/recovery/alcoholics-anonymous/                 http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/support-center                                                                                        https://gaycenter.org/recovery                                                                                                                                       Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)