Addiction in the LGBTQ community is a serious problem that disproportionally affects men and women who identify as gay, bisexual, or confused about their sexual identity. Gay men and women are two to three times more likely to struggle with addiction than any other community. They face discrimination from their peers and potentially from their families. This is in addition to struggling with their own confusing thoughts and feelings. An LGBTQ rehab program gives men and women a safe, welcoming space to recover and talk with others who are going through the same struggles.
At Crestview Recovery, we support individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community 18 and over who are struggling with addiction and any co-occurring disorder such as depression or anxiety. Our compassionate team works individually with each patient to uncover the root cause of their addiction. Then, we’ll help them develop healthy coping skills and learn to love themselves for who they are, no matter what others think. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, call 866.262.0531 or fill out our online form today for more information about our LGBTQ rehab program.
Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
Men and women who identify as gay or bisexual are at a higher risk of addiction than any other minority group. Despite growing acceptance of the LGBTQ community, many of its members still face discrimination and questioning glances in public. This can be overwhelming for a lot of people and cause them to feel ashamed of who they are and hide from society. The loneliness and isolation they feel are just some of the reasons they turn to drugs and alcohol.
To reduce the amount of substance use in the LGBTQ community, behavioral therapists work closely with each patient to talk about their thoughts and feelings and what led them to experiment with drugs and alcohol. They learn that it is OK to feel the way they do and develop coping skills for managing their symptoms and triggers.
At Crestview Recovery, we welcome those in the LGBTQIA+ community who struggle with addiction, depression, or other mental health disorders. We offer compassionate support where patients can focus on their recovery with others in the community and be proud of who they are.
Addiction Support for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Substance use in the LGBTQ community puts millions of people at risk of worsening mental health and potentially death if they do not get help. The types of addiction support for those in the LGBTQ community include:
Patients will work with a certified behavioral therapist to uncover the root cause of the addiction and learn how to process their feelings in a healthy manner. They learn to accept themselves for who they are and not allow other people’s opinions to cause them harm.
In cases of severe addiction, depression, or anxiety symptoms, medications can minimize the symptoms that are interfering with recovery. Medical staff will administer medications and monitor their reactions to minimize any adverse side effects.
Patients will participate in family therapy, where everyone can talk about their feelings or frustrations in a safe environment. Therapists work to resolve any issues and teach them how they can be supportive of their recovery and lifestyle.
There are many other types of treatment programs available that are very effective in treating addiction in the LGBTQ community.
Crestview Recovery: Discover LGBTQ Rehab Program in Portland
At Crestview Recovery, we help men and women struggling with addiction in the LGBTQ community at our comfortable and discreet treatment center in Portland. We offer comprehensive treatment programs that combine behavioral and holistic therapies along with medication-assisted treatment to address all aspects of their addiction. We have a full range of treatment programs, including:
- Separate men’s and women’s rehab
- Residential treatment programs
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Telehealth program
- Aftercare program
Take that first step toward a better future by calling 866.262.0531 today to discover all of the benefits of our addiction support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.