LGBT Friendly Drug & Alcohol Rehab
In many ways, we’re living in amazing times. It really wasn’t that long ago that just having a gay character on television was unheard of. Ellen coming out on her show was huge news. “Will & Grace”, a sitcom about a straight girl living with two gay men (only one was gay in real life) was trailblazing. And it already seems like that’s ancient history. Today LGBT people are everywhere on TV, including the award shows! The Supreme Court has upheld the right of gay men and women to marry, something that was inconceivable only a short time ago. One of the most famous Olympians of our times has openly revealed she is transgender. It seems a new milestone is hit every month. But it isn’t all good news.
LGBT Addiction Treatment is Different
The LGBT community still has its share of unique problems, and addiction is a ubiquitous one. That’s why we also have developed specialized LGBT addiction treatment programs that are highly conscious of the needs and distinctive issues attached to being gay, bisexual or transgender. Some of the highest instances of alcohol and substance abuse and addiction are in the gay community, and it is more often than not a co-occurring disorder with some form of trauma, including identity trauma, which is largely an LGBT disorder. Crystal Meth first came to prominence in the gay community as a “club” and sex drug on the west and east coast before it spread across the country. It is still one of the primary drug addiction problems for gay men. Crystal Meth and sex addictions are commonly linked and we can treat both simultaneously. Other substance addictions, such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, OxyContin, for example, can also be treated.
The Best LGBT Treatment
At Blue Tiger we feel LGBT treatment has to start from a place of understanding the circumstances and attitudes of contemporary culture and its impact on being gay, bisexual or transgender and working in from there. For example, gay marriage has no set standards the way traditional marriage has. How do you negotiate appropriate and healthy boundaries with your partner in this new context. Also, we are now living in a time where long-term survival from HIV/AIDS is the norm rather than the exception. But living with the unresolved post-traumatic stress of HIV is still one of the primary reasons gay men turn to substance abuse to help cope.
Our treatment approach is simple – affirming, compassionate and knowledgeable. For whatever you’re feeling, whatever life has thrown at you, we can help.
Call us today and find out how. We offer a wide range of treatment, including:
- Individual * Couples * Groups * Workshops
- Drug & Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program
- 11-day Sex Addiction Boot Camp
- 3-day Partner Intensive
- Trauma Healing – Somatic Experiencing™
- Compulsive Sexual Behavior
- Sex and Love Addiction
- Pornography Addiction
- Drug and Alcohol abuse
- Crystal Meth & Sex Addiction Fusion
- Family of Origin Traumas
- Medical Trauma – HIV/AIDS & Cancer
- Sexual Abuse
- Surviving Marriage Infidelity
- Partner of Sex Addicts support group
- Gay and Bi-sexual Issues & Relationships
- Identity Trauma
- Brene Brown™ – A Daring Way™