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Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month with a Focus on Substance Use Prevention

Happy Pride Month! This month, we celebrate the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ community, honoring the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and highlighting progress in LGBTQ rights.

Substance use prevention is an important topic to discuss during this time due to disproportionate rates of substance use disorder among LGBTQ individuals, often linked to discrimination and mental health challenges. Statistics show higher rates of substance use disorder among LGBTQ individuals compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Prevention professionals can address these challenges through inclusive programs, advocacy, supportive policies, creating safe spaces, and data-driven approaches. By focusing on substance use prevention, we empower LGBTQ individuals to lead healthier lives and strengthen the community as a whole.

Click here to read more about substance use prevention as we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month!