The Sober Eye –
Oct 28, 2019- LGBTQ individuals have a higher likelihood of having a substance use disorder when compared to non-LGBTQ persons during their lifetime. What’s more, their substance use disorders are more severe when entering LGBT addiction treatment centers.
Some treatment modalities for SUD have proven to be more effective for bisexual or gay men. These include social support therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and contingency management.
Treatment programs that target specialized groups for bisexual and gay men have better outcomes when compared to bisexual and gay men in non-specialized programs.
Currently, there is limited research in SUD rates among transgender populations. However, research has shown that transgender persons are likely to seek treatment for SUD than non-transgender individuals.