Are you, or a Gay or Lesbian loved-one dependent on drugs, alcohol, or compulsive sexual behaviors such as cruising, cybersex or internet porn addiction,to boost confidence?
To feel socially accepted?
To feel sexually connected and desireable?
To self-sooth from distress or trauma?
To fit into the bar culture?
Gays and Lesbians are three times more likely to struggle with chemical dependency, drug abuse, or other compulsive behaviors or addictions than the general population, not because of their sexual orientation or genetics, but because of societal/cultural, and psychological factors that result from external and internalized homophobia, including: Lack of self-acceptance. Self-medication to deal with coming out and daily stressors. Social acceptance... Read More