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Grapevine : February 2011
Heavy drinkers don't become 'normal' drinkers on their own In the general population, even if prob- lem drinkers reduce the amount of alco- hol they consume over a period of years, they are unlikely on their own to lower consumption to the level of the average adult, according to a 2010 study at the University of California San Francisco. "Most heavy drinkers maintain a steady level of heavy alcohol consumption over Alcoholism At Large Specialized treatment sparse for LGBT clients e lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population has higher rates of alcoholism and addiction than the general population in the U.S., but only a fraction of treatment programs o er services designed specifically to meet their cultural needs, according to a 2010 study. e Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that 6 percent of 13,688 treat- ment programs surveyed across the nation said they had specialized services for gays and lesbians. Privately run, for-profit treatment programs were more likely to o er a gay and lesbian track than public programs or those operated by nonprofit organizations. Just 2.6 percent of federal programs had services for gays and lesbians, compared to 7 percent of programs run by private, for-profit entities. Source: SAMHSA, June 2010 A fraction of programs offer specialized services. 60 February 2011