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Gay Drug Rehab Programs and Drug Rehab Programs; Is There a Difference?
By Jonathan Huttner
Gay Drug Rehab Programs or Gay Friendly: We Waited Too Long
In the history of drug addiction treatment, there has been a focus on many different populations. There are drug rehab programs for men and women, eating disorder programs for women, but what about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population (GLBT)? Where are the GLBT drug rehab programs, GLBT alcohol rehab programs or gay friendly gay drug rehabs?
Drug Rehab Program to Focus on Alternative Lifestyles
One critical goal of any drug rehab is to create and environment where a patient can feel comfortable enough to be honest and not feel judged. Unfortunately, history shows us that the GLBT population is one that through the years has been judged and misunderstood by the majority in the heterosexual community.Any drug rehab that claims to provide drug rehab services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population (GLBT) there must be at a minimum, a gay friendly drug rehab environment. Drug rehab therapists must have resolved any homophobic attitudes they may have and understand the issues specific to the GLBT community such as; heterosexism, internalized homophobia, coming out and others.
Drug Rehab Programs in the Here and Now
Philosophically, a person’s last day in a gay drug rehab, should resemble their first day in the real world. A person does not stay in a drug rehab program forever. That being said, a drug rehab program does not have to be completely “gay” to be an effective drug rehab program for the GLBT person.
If you are looking for a gay drug rehab program or gay friendly drug rehab program you can go to either www.lakeviewhealth.com or www.gay-rehab.com. Either one of these gay friendly drug rehab programs can assit you. If you require a gay detox program or additional information on gay drug rehab services, you can call the national drug rehab helpline at 1-800-99-DETOX.
Jonathan Huttner is a partner in Freedom Rings, a GLBT friendly drug rehab component of Lakeview Health Systems. Lakeview Health Systems provides treatment for dual diagnosis, drug addiction, alcoholism and associated disorders.
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