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LGBTQ+ Friendly Rehab Center

Find out how our LGBTQ+ friendly drug and alcohol rehab centers help people of all kind achieve their recovery goals.

Addiction Treatment in the LGBTQ+ Community

Rates of addiction among people who self-identify as homosexual, bisexual, transgendered, or somewhere else on the gender or sexuality spectrum (LGBTQ+) are disproportionately higher than rates of substance use disorders in the general community. Indeed, as many as 30 percent of LGBTQ+ people report the abuse of drugs and alcohol, the general rate is only 9 percent.

The struggle and pain of addiction are compounded by people who face social discrimination and barriers to accessing care. LGBTQ+ individuals suffer from substance use disorder at three times the rate of the general population.

Fueling and compounding this trend is the fact that individuals in the community face higher rates of abuse, violence, homelessness, and inadequate healthcare. Rejection by family members, communities, and schools is all too often a part of the experience, and the inability to access addiction treatment is an unfortunate reality for many members of the community. 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 adequate care and treatment regardless of their sexual orientation. This is why we pride ourselves on being an LGBTQ+ friendly drug and alcohol rehab.

LGBTQ+ Substance Abuse Resources

LGBTQ-Friendly Addiction Treatment Center

LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Nowadays, LGBTQ+ incorporated all LGBTQ populations including people who identify as queer, questioning intersex, asexual, and more.

As an LGBTQ+ friendly facility, we welcome patients regardless of their identity—our clinical focus on community-building, trauma therapy, family, and relationship counseling. Additionally, peer support offers a treatment modality that addresses the unique needs of this community.

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. Transportation to LGBTQ+ focused twelve-step meetings can be facilitated through the staff. We are proud to say that we maintain a community with zero tolerance for discrimination, violence, or bullying.

Rehab Programs Available

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 treatment center will consider these things.

Detox Programs

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. Choosing to detox at a treatment facility also prevents relapse.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Those who stop alcohol or opioids may need a medication-assisted program to start their rehab journey. Various FDA-approved medications help reduce cravings and lessen the dependence on these highly addictive drugs. However, keep in mind that MAT alone isn’t enough to treat addiction. It needs to be paired with supportive services and therapy to help the recovery process.

Behavioral Therapy

Substance abuse treatment incorporates individual therapy and group therapy sessions throughout the treatment. Both use a combination of different behavioral therapies. Overall, the most common one is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Others include motivational interviewing (MI), contingency management (CM), and other behavioral therapy forms that address addiction’s many variables.

Dual Diagnosis

Finally, most people with a substance abuse problem also have a co-occurring mental health condition. Anxiety, depression, psychosis, and personality disorders all co-occur with substance abuse. Dual diagnosis programs treat these conditions simultaneously to promote a better and prolonged recovery.

Family Therapy

With addiction on family members, rebuilding trust doesn’t happen overnight. Most addicts need assistance in figuring out how to talk to their family members. We believe in integrating family therapy sessions to help rebuild the trust, rebuild connections, and regain the family unit. Through family therapy, we can slowly work on family dynamics, support the recovering addict, make amends, and continue to work together as a family.

Aftercare Recovery Programs

Unfortunately, addiction isn’t a trip to rehab, and you’re done. It’s a long-life journey. Because of the nature of the addiction disease, relapse is bound to happen unless you have the right support system by your side. Joining aftercare treatment programs that include 12-step group meetings, life skills development programs, and more will help addicts work towards long-term sobriety.

Talk to an Admission Specialist

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.

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Get Supportive Care At Lighthouse Recovery Institute

When you come to Lighthouse Recovery Institute, you are safe to be yourself and to 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 a member of the LGBTQ+ community and you are looking for a drug and alcohol rehab, look no further.

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.