The Center for American Progress estimates that 20-30% of the gay male and transgendered community are substance abusers versus 9% of the general population.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) statistics below comparing same gender loving individuals (SGL) to heterosexuals are alarming:

Tobacco: Gay/transgender men have a tobacco intake rate up to 200% greater than heterosexuals.
Marijuana: Gay men are 3.5 times more likely to use marijuana than heterosexual men.
Amphetamines: Gay men are almost 13 times more likely to use amphetamines.
Heroin: Gay men are nearly 10 times more likely to use heroin than heterosexuals.
Alcohol: An estimated 25% of gay and transgender men abuse alcohol compared to 5-10% of the general population.
Alcohol abuse: Between 20-25% of lesbians and gay men are heavy alcohol users, compared to 3-10% of the general population.

What does this all mean? This means that there are a lot of people in the Greater Atlanta area who need help, who need someone to talk to, who need a place of acceptance, who need to find a better way.

A Better Life Treatment Centers (ABL) offers Atlanta drug rehab at affordable rates. The goal is to get and keep our clients healthy and our communities clean. ABL welcomes the LGBTQ community to our open doors with care, concern, and acceptance. Our diverse staff identifies as LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly. The shared experience and the knowledge that our counselors bring into this Atlanta Drug Rehab center is nothing short of amazing.

Our track record speaks for itself; our success is in the individuals who come day after day and week after week to get the healing that they deserve.

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