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Alcohol Rehab Guide

Work Phone: 844-558-4422 Website: The LGBTQ Community and Alcoholism

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Alcoholism is a very serious problem in the LGBTQ community. Up to 25 percent of the general LGBTQ community has moderate alcohol dependency, compared to 5 to 10 percent of the general population. Some subgroups of the LGBTQ community have even higher rates of abuse. The group with the highest drinking rates in the LGBTQ community was bisexual women, 25 percent of whom reported heavy drinking. Despite the many challenges, awareness of LGBTQ alcoholism is growing, and many treatment facilities now tailor programs, or at least aspects of programs, to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals.

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