LGBTQIA+ Care at
Steps to Recovery

Discrimination in the LGBTQIA+ Community

The LGBTQIA+ community frequently faces social stigmas, discrimination, violence, and harassment, which increase the risk of mental health disorders and addictions. Our philosophy at Steps to Recovery is that a welcoming and inclusive environment is crucial to the recovery and healing process for all.

7.6 Million Adults

There were 7.6 million LGBTQIA+ adults affected by substance use disorders or mental health disorders in 2019, and only 7.4% of treatment programs offered specialized services to them.

Internal and External Trauma Factors

Gender and sexual orientation among other factors have been shown to significantly increase trauma experienced by LGBTQIA+ individuals.

The Importance of LGBTQIA+ Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Steps to Recovery 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

In addition to LGBTQIA+ affirming housing and clinical groups, Steps to Recovery offers trained and supportive staff who assist with community resources and advocacy. All levels of care at our LGBTQIA+ rehab centers offer specialized process groups for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Start your recovery journey with help from the accepting and diverse team of mental health and addiction specialists at Steps to Recovery. We offer a detox program followed by residential treatment to help individuals on their recovery journeys.

LGBTQIA+ Affirming Care at Steps to Recovery

FAQs About Our Specialized LGBTQ+ Care

The LGBTQIA+ community faces many challenges, including social stigma, discrimination, violence, and harassment. It is possible that these challenges may increase the risk of behavioral health issues such as addiction and mental illness. We at Steps to Recovery strongly believe that LGBTQIA+ treatment needs to be welcoming and inclusive. It is vital to feel comfortable and supported during the recovery and healing processes. Our LGBTQIA+ treatment centers offer the following treatment:

  • LGBTQIA+ and allies process groups
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Affirming housing
  • Individualized treatment plans

Health Equality Index membership means Steps to Recovery has LGBTQIA+ visibility in our treatment center, allowing our clients to feel comfortable being themselves. This helps break down barriers for individuals who question their sexuality and gender identity to focus on substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Each member of our staff at our LGBTQIA+ treatment center undergoes continuous education to help them recover from their disorders. Each year, Steps to Recovery staff participates in a minimum of 30 hours of training. These trainings include:

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

Steps to Recovery provides drug and alcohol treatment to LGBTQIA+ individuals as well as LGBTQIA+ affirming housing, clinical groups, and trained and supportive staff for advocacy and resources in the community. Our LGBTQIA+ rehab centers provide detox and residential treatment, a family program, and an alumni program. We also offer a detox program for those who are not ready for residential treatment.

Those who have completed our LGBTQIA+ mental health and addiction treatment have access to our Alumni Program. Additionally, we continue to support the LGBTQIA+ community through hosting events like PRIDE and other community gatherings.

If you have questions about the treatment at our LGBTQIA+ rehab centers, call us today at 267.719.8528 for more information.

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