Back in the Closet: Surviving Homophobia, Heroin, and Rehab in an Intolerant World

An estimated 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ community misuses substances, compared to about 9 percent of the population as a whole.

About 70 percent of the addiction treatment services noted as specialized for LGBTQ people were really no different from those provided to heterosexuals.

Keeping a secret about myself, especially something of that magnitude, made me sick with anxiety.

The answer isn’t hiding; the answer is building a system that includes all of us.