Many studies have shown that the rate of meth use among gay men is huge. Once someone has tried methamphetamine for the first time they are normally addicted and cannot stop on their own. Drug Abuse is killing many of our family members and it doesn’t matter what race, ethnicity or sexual preference they are.
“While meth affects everyone because its so highly addictive, it’s a particular problem for those in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) community,” said Arnold Martin, who works for project NEON, a program for gay and bisexual men struggling with meth use.
“The shame of being gay and an outcast, the low self-esteem … the drug allows you to not feel, to not care; it knocks down the barrier around self-esteem.”
Drug Addiction Treatment Centers offer drug treatment to anyone that is addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you know needs help please call today. Don’t wait until it’s too late.