Rates of addiction among people who self-identify as homosexual, bisexual, transgender, or somewhere else on the gender or sexuality spectrum (LGBTQ+) are disproportionately higher than rates of substance use disorders in the general community. In fact, as many as thirty percent of LGBTQ+ people report the abuse of drugs and alcohol compared to the overall rate of only nine percent. Rejection by family members, communities, and schools is often a part of the experience, and the inability to access addiction treatment is an unfortunate reality for many community members. Attending an LGBTQ+ drug and alcohol rehab can provide a safe place to heal.
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe that all individuals have the right to access addiction treatment programs in Florida regardless of their sexual orientation. This is why we are proud to provide comprehensive care at our LGBTQ addiction treatment in Boynton Beach, FL. Learn more about why Lighthouse Recovery Institute is one of Florida’s leading LGBTQ rehab centers when you call us at 866.308.2090 or reach out to us online.
LGBTQ-Friendly Addiction Treatment Center
LGBTQ is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. Currently, LGBTQ+ incorporated all LGBTQ populations, including people who identify as queer, questioning intersex, asexual, and more. LGBTQ+ individuals suffer from substance use disorder at three times the general population’s rate. The struggle and pain of addiction are compounded by people who face social discrimination and barriers to accessing care. Fueling and compounding this trend is that individuals in the community face higher rates of abuse, violence, homelessness, and inadequate healthcare.
As an LGBTQ+ friendly facility, Lighthouse Recovery Institute welcomes patients regardless of their identity. Our addiction treatment programs focus on:
- Trauma therapy, family
- Peer support
In addition to providing a safe space for therapy and case management to navigate the various social and resource needs of this community, we offer access to diverse community support groups. Our Lighthouse Recovery Institute team recognizes that support groups are often the most effective approach to address the unique needs of this community, so we make support group meetings as accessible as possible. Transportation to LGBTQ+ focused twelve-step meetings can be facilitated through our Lighthouse Recovery Institute staff.
We are proud to say that we maintain a community with zero tolerance for discrimination, violence, or bullying, where all people are welcome to heal from the physical and psychological effects of addiction.
Rehab Programs Available at Lighthouse Recovery Institute
LGBTQ+ patients are often struggling with mental health issues along with their substance use disorders. Their path to recovery from substance abuse and addiction often looks different than others. For example, transgender individuals might need specific health treatment to monitor and manage their transition. A comprehensive LGBTQ addiction treatment center will address these recovery needs.
Most drug and alcohol addiction recovery journeys start with detox. Because many of these substances cause physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, it’s paramount to have medical assistance and support to do so with comfort.
After the detox process is complete, patients at Lighthouse Recovery Institute enroll in an addiction treatment program that includes:
- Behavioral therapy
- Dual diagnosis
- Family therapy
- Aftercare recovery programs
Get Supportive Care with LGBTQ Addiction Treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment to remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about the risks of drug abuse and to learn more about alcohol or drugs addiction treatment.
When you come to Lighthouse Recovery Institute, you are safe to be yourself and celebrate what makes you unique. We are committed to assisting individuals in living fulfilling and joyful lives. Then individuals can be true to themselves in every way. If you are looking for LGBTQ addiction treatment in Florida, reach out to Lighthouse Recovery Institute today by calling 866.308.2090 or completing our online form.