Higher Usage of illicit Drugs in LGBTQ Community

clear and red syringes inside open tin can near cigarette butt

Almost all LGBTQ individuals face some level of homophobia and discrimination, workplace harassment, bullying, and even hate crimes.  Consequently, clinical depression, stress and anxiety disorders are common, according to American Addiction Centers. A 2018 study showed that LGBTQ teens are 12% more likely to abuse drugs.  The teens were also 3 times more likely to…

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