Gay-Friendly Drug Rehab
If you're suffering from drug addiction and are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning, you need a gay-friendly drug rehab program NOW. Your addiction is taking over your life, hurting the people you love as well as yourself. You can feel its power over you, and you know it's time to break this bond, but you don't know how. We are here to help you – call us now, toll-free, at 954-271-5047.
Gay-Friendly Drug Rehab: Drug Addiction and the GLBT Population
Research has shown that the impact of heterosexism, homophobia, prejudice and discrimination experienced by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, as well as those questioning their sexuality, is reflected in a higher than average incidence of drug addiction, alcoholism, mental health issues and even suicide. These disruptions in personal growth make it extremely difficult for a member of the GLBT community to sustain healthy relationships and preserve their self-esteem.
Shame is often identified as a major component in the progression of drug addiction among the GLBT population. GLBT individuals sometimes carry a great deal of shame when they fail to live up to the expectations of their heterosexual families. They may have turned to drugs or alcohol in an effort to deal with these feelings. Upon entering a gay-friendly drug rehab program, professionals will help patients understand that their sexual orientation is nothing to be ashamed of.
Other issues common to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community that a gay-friendly drug rehab commonly addresses are:
- Identity acceptance
- Acceptance by family and friends
- Coming out
- Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues
- Establishment of a social network supportive of recovery
- Alleviation of risk taking behaviors
If you require assistance in locating a gay-friendly drug rehab program, call us now, toll-free, at 954-271-5047. Our caring professionals are available 24 hours a day to take your confidential call.