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This information has been written by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities and it is for our LGBTQ community peers and those who support us, including our friends, our partners and our families.
LGBTQ communities are unique and the ways in which we drink and/or use drugs can be different to the general population. Our 'supporting a loved one' pages address some of the specific circumstances and factors that influence the way that you can provide support for LGBTQ partners, friends and family with issues around alcohol and/or drug use.
If someone you care about is affected by substance use, then chances are you too may be affected and you may benefit from information and support.
This information is also about helping you to look after yourself.
Also in this section…
- Why loved ones are important to LGBTQ people
- How do I know if alcohol and/or other drug use is a problem or not?
- Caring for yourself while you are caring for someone else
- What you can do to support an LGBTQ loved one around alcohol and drugs
- Finding an alcohol or drug service that understands the LGBTQ community
- What services are available?