Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT face situations and life barriers which can make securing addiction treatment difficult. Such barriers include discrimination, social stigma, and more. In recent years, the U. For individuals who have specific needs for addiction treatment, finding a rehab program which matches these needs can greatly affect recovery outcomes.
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Mental distress triggered by deep-rooted homophobia in society drives many LGBT people to abuse drink and drugs, and to harm themselves. When he walked into a Brixton pub in June, it was a shock. This Steven had dilated pupils, red marks on his arms, and his head jerked erratically as he spoke manically. He was addicted to crystal meth, and had an abusive relationship with other drugs and alcohol. In the developed world, HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was , although the treatment can cause health complications, and in the UK an estimated 6, men who have sex with men live with undiagnosed infections. A far greater menace is mental distress — impossible to disentangle from a society riddled with homophobia — and the drug and alcohol abuse that can follow. Steven has been clean for 66 days, has enthusiastically taken to treatment and volunteers at his local support group.
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Instead of fight for her mother's inheritance—and risk exposing her sexuality—Felicia Gizycka dropped a lawsuit to protect a developing AA. Editor's Note : This is the third in a three-part series from Amanda Smith about the drinking life of Countess Felicia Gizycka, daughter of famed newspaper editor Cissy Patterson, and the other women involved in the early Alcoholics Anonymous movement. Several months later, through her psychiatrist, Dr. Florence Powerdermaker, Felicia was introduced to "Bill W.
Speedy, confidential and personalized service. Offers free HIV testing. Kaleidoscope Youth Center — The mission of Kaleidoscope Youth Center is to provide advocacy, education, support and a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Central Ohio. KYC serves youth between the ages of years old. Rainbow Sisters — a social and community-oriented group for lesbian womyn age 40 and over.