Although addiction does not discriminate against race, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion, the LGBT population is more susceptible to falling victim to the disease than the heterosexual population. Why? Some studies show that because of previous and current traumas in their lives surrounding bullying, stigma, and self-esteem, this population may turn to mood and mind altering substances for relief.
Many avoid care because of perceived or real stigma and discrimination by health care providers and institutions, as well. Studies also show that many gay individuals will use alcohol and/or drugs for sexual purposes. Many gay men, when they become sober, will have to learn not only how to be in social settings without alcohol and/or drugs, but also how to have sex without being under the influence.
The need for specialized LGBT addiction treatment in the community is obvious. That’s why at Stonewall Institute Treatment Center, we are fully trained to treat LGBT clients. Our agency delivers both community and internal education/training to raise awareness on LGBT issues. Our priority is to make our LGBT clients feel as welcomed and as comfortable as possible as we embrace the distinct needs and positive attributes of LGBT clients. We are a Safe Space that anybody, regardless of sexual orientation, will feel safe and welcomed at. With us, nobody will render judgement, nor will anybody discriminate against you.
Our 10-week Intensive Outpatient Program will help you establish a solid foundation for achieving and maintaining a meaningful life of sobriety. The group program emphasizes that regardless of personal background: be it sexual orientation, gender identity, race, economic status, or religious background, everyone shares the commonality of addiction.
For just 3 nights a week, we’ll help provide the structure, guidance, and support you need to develop the skills that can keep you on track. This life-long journey starts with the courage to face your vulnerabilities and embrace your potential.
Call us today, we will help get your life back.