Over the last couple of years, meth addiction has increased by hundreds of thousands. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, “more than 70 percent of local law enforcement agencies from the pacific and west-central regions of the US report methamphetamine as the greatest drug threat in their area.”
The LGBTQ+ community has a 30-40 percent higher risk of drug and alcohol addiction, and meth is no exception. That’s why an LGBT meth rehab is necessary and getting help is required if you’re going to beat the addiction. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), outline that “LGB adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition.” The organization Trans Equality provides research that shows:
- 48% of all transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the past 12 months, compared to 4% of the overall US population.
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The use of meth can start as early as 12 years old, however, meth is not a drug that you’re able to dabble with. After using meth a number of times, this highly-addictive stimulant starts to become habit-forming. Before you know it, you’re in the clutches of an addiction and you will likely do anything to get your hands on more.
For these reasons and more, LGBTQIA+ individuals have a greater chance of long-term recovery from addiction when their journey begins with a strong LGBTQIA+ support network.
Even if you just have questions that need answers, give us a call today.
Someone is available 24 hours a day, however, if you’re in an emergency situation please call 911. Don’t wait any longer, get help today. LGBT meth rehab is the right place to get help and get you or someone you care about on the road of recovery.