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Discrimination and Addiction in the LGBTQIA+ Community

People in the LGBTQIA+ community frequently experience social stigmas, discrimination, violence, and harassment, among many other challenges which leads to increased risk for mental health disorders and addictions like alcohol addiction. At Silver Pines, we firmly believe that a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, is crucial to the recovery and healing.

Silver Pines is dedicated to providing safe and inclusive environments for care and treatment for all and is nationally recognized as a leader by the Human Rights Campaign.
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7.6 Million Adults

In 2019, 7.6 million LGBTQ+ adults suffered from a substance use disorder or mental health disorder and only 7.4% of treatment programs offered specialized services for LGBTQ+ patients.

Internal and External Trauma Factors

Many studies have shown that LGBTQIA+ individuals often face significantly increased trauma because of various internal and external factors including gender and sexual orientation.

The Importance of LGBTQIA+ Addiction Treatment

Silver Pines is nationally recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for providing services to the LGBTQIA+ community. We offer specialized process groups designed to allow the LGBTQIA+ community a safe, friendly, and open environment to share their stories.

Our staff is trained to meet the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals and provides a welcoming, safe, and gender-affirming environment. Visit the Healthcare Equality Index on the HRC website to learn more about what it means to be an affirmative treatment provider.

Finding LGBTQIA+ Friendly Treatment Centers

Silver Pines offers LGBTQIA+affirming housing and clinical groups, as well as trained and supportive staff members that focus on advocacy and assistance with community resources. LGBTQIA+ specialized process groups are offered at all levels of care at our LGBTQIA+ rehab centers. At Silver Pines, we offer a detox program followed by LGBTQIA+ substance abuse treatment.

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FAQs About Our Specialized LGBTQIA+ Care

Individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community frequently experience social stigma, discrimination, violence, and harassment, among many other challenges. These challenges may lead to an increased risk for behavioral health issues like addiction and mental health disorders. At Silver Pines, we firmly believe it’s crucial to have welcoming and inclusive LGBTQIA+ substance abuse treatment. Feeling supported and comfortable is a vital part of the recovery and healing processes. Silver Pines offers the below treatment at our LGBTQIA+ rehab centers.

Silver Pines is a member of the Health Equality Index which means we have LGBTQIA+ visibility in our treatment center, making our clients feel comfortable to be themselves. This helps break down the barriers for individuals who are questioning their sexuality and gender identity to focus on their substance abuse and mental health treatment.

At our LGBTQ+ addiction treatment center, all staff has continuous education on how we can best help members of the LGBTQ+ community recover from their addictions. Silver Pines participates in a minimum of 30 hours of training for all staff per year. These trainings include:

  • Gender-affirming care training
  • Inclusion trainings
  • LGBTQ+ cultural and competent care training
  • LGBTQ+ healthcare training and education

Silver Pines offers addiction treatment to individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community including LGBTQIA+ affirming housing, clinical groups, and access to trained and supportive staff members that focus on advocacy and assistance with community resources. At our LGBTQIA+ rehab centers, we offer a detox program followed by LGBTQIA+ residential addiction treatment as well as a robust Family Program and an active Alumni Program.

At our LGBTQIA+ addiction treatment center, we have a strong Alumni Program that caters to all our discharged clients. Additionally, we continuously support the members of the LGBTQIA+ community through hosting events like PRIDE and other community gatherings.

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