LGBTQ Addiction Treatment

LGBTQ Addiction Treatment at Banyan Philadelphia

The LGBTQ community faces many barriers and challenges that other people do not have to deal with and often do not understand. When it comes to something as personal as a substance abuse problem, you want to make sure that your find LGBTQ addiction treatment in Philadelphia that takes theses added challenges into account so that you can be as safe and comfortable as possible as you go on your journey to becoming sober.

Addiction and the LGBTQ Community

Addiction can affect anyone, but the LGBTQ community in particular seems to struggle with substance abuse at a higher rate than the general population. One study found that sexual minorities have a higher frequency of both using illicit drugs and having a substance abuse disorder in the past year than their heterosexual counter group; they are also more likely to drink and smoke cigarettes on a regular basis.1 Along with higher instances of substance abuse, there are also mental health problems in the LGBTQ community as the two are often related. These are probably a result of greater challenges and prejudices, but addiction treatment for LGBTQ people specifically may make all the difference.

LGBTQ Addiction Treatment in Philadelphia

At our Philly drug rehab, we take into account the extra needs and concerns that people in the LGBTQ community may face and have gay-friendly addiction treatment that addresses all of these needs. Our goal is to make sure that all of our patients feel safe and comfortable during their time with us no matter their sexual orientation or sexual identity.

LGBTQ addiction treatment may have extra considerations when it comes to creating a treatment plan. During your time at our facility, you will partake in various programs and unique therapies for comprehensive healing. Some staff members from the Banyan Treatment Centers family also identify themselves as members of the LGBTQ community, and we do our best to pair you with these doctors, therapists, nurses, or treatment professionals so that you may feel more comfortable. Because they are members of the LGBTQ community themselves, they have a better understanding of the extra difficulties you may be facing and may be able to further promote your recovery.

Gay-Friendly Addiction Rehab Housing

Housing is a major concern for many people when discussing addiction rehab for the gay community, especially transgender patients. For people from the LGBTQ community who want to enter into our Philadelphia partial hospitalization program, we offer safe housing options and special housing accommodations. Patients will be housed in sober living facilities with other people who match their presented gender. Our goal is to make members of the LGBTQ community feel comfortable so they can focus on getting better instead of unnecessary problems.

At Banyan Philadelphia, we understand that there are extra barriers for many people in the LQBTQ community, but finding the right treatment program shouldn’t be one of them. Reach out to us today to learn more about our various levels of addiction treatment in Philadelphia and how to get started on your journey to sobriety in a safe and accepting environment.


Sources:

  1. SAMHSA – Sexual Orientation and Estimates of Adult Substance Use and Mental Health: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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