Pride Month - LGBTQ Populations @ Greater Risk for Fentanyl Overdose & Substance Abuse
Updated: Feb 11
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According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), those that identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are signficantly more at risk for substance abuse than heterosexual individuals. The study found the following:
Opioid or Heroin Use
The most recent report that distinguished the LGBTQ population and was published in November 2020 showed that usage increased for both Opioids and Heroin in the LGBTQ populations
According to the American Addiction Centers the reasons for this increased predisposition in the LGBTQ community while not completely understood can include the following:
"LGBTQ individuals face a number of challenges their heterosexual peers don’t. These challenges include:
Being stigmatized or discriminated against
Emotional abuse, bullying, hate crimes or ridicule
Rejection from family or friends
Loss of employment
Braving high-stress environments on a day-to-day basis takes a toll, and members of the LGBTQ community turn to opioid drugs wrongly believing that taking pain killers might help them cope with their situation"
The fact that the LGBTQ is more prone to Opioid and Heroin use also means that naturally, there is a higher risk for exposure to a deadly dose of Fentanyl.
Related Blog: Why is Fentanyl Dangerous?
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