LGBTQ+ Friendly Drug Rehab in Fort Lauderdale
Addiction in the LGBTQ+ Community
LGBTQ communities have a much higher percentage of people with drug and alcohol addiction issues. These populations are twice as likely to use drugs and alcohol to cope with difficult emotions, pain, and trauma resulting from being an underrepresented and stigmatized population. People in the gay community are more likely to have a substance use disorder than the general public.
Although every individual has their own needs and experiences, overall LGBTQ+ people face a higher risk of loss of family support, social stigma, violence, and exposure to drug use. Therefore, they need care providers who understand substance use disorders and mental health issues and empathetic people trained in trauma-informed care and LGBTQ+ sensitive matters.
To discover how our addiction recovery programs can help you overcome substance abuse, please contact Recovery Unplugged at (954) 736-4388 today.
Special Addiction Treatment Needs in the LGBTQ+ Community
People who are in the LGBTQ+ community face several challenges and difficulties in their daily lives that others may not fully understand, like:
- Being seen as different
- Co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety or depression
- Facing societal judgment
- Social rejection and isolation
- Higher risk of sexually transmitted infections
- Barriers to access to employment, healthcare, and housing
- Medical stigmas and exclusionary government policy
- Healthcare inequalities
- Hate crimes and harassment
Because of these and other issues, many gay, lesbian, trans, non-binary, and others in the LGBTQ community entering a recovery center will not feel comfortable or safe in their care or may fear seeking help in the first place due to trauma. Finding an LGBTQIA-friendly drug rehab in Fort Lauderdale, Florida will alleviate these fears, removing a barrier to entering drug and alcohol rehab.
Why Find an LGBTQ+ Friendly Treatment Center?
It is simply not safe to assume that every addiction recovery provider and therapist will understand or be sympathetic to the issues people in the LGBT community face. Finding a gay-friendly LGBTQ addiction treatment addiction recovery center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida may make all the difference in the quality of care you receive and whether you feel safe while in drug or alcohol rehab.
Why Choose Recovery Unplugged for LGBTQ+ Friendly Drug Rehab?
At Recovery Unplugged’s alcohol rehab and drug rehab center, we are mindful of the daily challenges those in the LGBTQ+ community face. We strive to provide a safe and inclusive space with trauma-informed treatment programs that work to address not only the addiction itself but also the mental health, behavioral, emotional, and social issues they may be facing.
Our LGBTQIA-friendly alcohol and drug rehab in Fort Lauderdale, FL has been accredited by the Joint Commission and offers rehab programs and treatments, including:
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs
- Cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Family therapy
- TMS therapy (transcranial magnetic stimulation)
- Dual diagnosis specialized treatment for co-occurring disorders, including mental health issues
We also have intervention services, DUI and drug court help, and we are a pet-friendly facility, allowing patients to bring their furry friends into residential treatment on a case-by-case basis.
Along with a safe and effective medical detox program, we offer levels of care, including:
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient programs
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Virtual intensive outpatient treatment
- Aftercare, including medication-assisted treatment and sober living arrangements
Our music-assisted therapy is unique to our LGBTQ+ friendly drug and alcohol rehab. This program is the integration of music therapy, music appreciation, creation, and performance into all levels of substance abuse addiction treatment. Call our team today at (954) 736-4388 to learn more about how we can help you recover from a substance use disorder in a safe and inclusive rehab center.