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LGBTQ Trauma and Addiction

Compared to the general population, the rates of mental health disorders and substance use disorders are significantly higher among the LGBTQ community. Members of the LGBTQ community are at increased risk of experiencing trauma centered around shame, discrimination, abuse, acts of violence, and hate crimes. At Westwind Recovery®, all of our treatment programs and sober… Continue Reading LGBTQ Trauma and Addiction

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Where to Find LGBTQ-Focused Treatment in LA

Of the nearly four million people in Los Angeles and the greater LA metropolitan area, almost five percent identify as LGBTQ. Compared to the general population, the rates of substance use disorders and mental health disorders among the LGBTQ community are significantly higher. Open discrimination has resulted in many people choosing to avoid seeking the… Continue Reading Where to Find LGBTQ-Focused Treatment in LA

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Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

Among American adults, the prevalence of substance abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community is significantly higher than that of the general population. A major reason for this is that historically, people who identify as LGBTQ have experienced greater discrimination and other familial and societal challenges than those who identify as heterosexual. Individuals who identify… Continue Reading Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

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Transgender Health and Wellness

At Westwind Recovery®, we’re proud to offer addiction and mental health treatment programs that are not just LGBTQ-friendly but that are designed with the specific needs of our LGBTQ clients in mind. We have created a welcoming, affirming environment where transgender individuals can work through addiction and mental health issues and embrace wellness. Helping our… Continue Reading Transgender Health and Wellness

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Benefits of an LGBTQ-Focused Treatment Program

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Substance abuse issues affect individuals from all backgrounds, ages, income levels, and sexual orientations. Drug and alcohol addiction has been found to affect members of the LGBTQ community at higher rates than the general population and is often accompanied by mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. An LGBTQ-focused addiction treatment… Continue Reading Benefits of an LGBTQ-Focused Treatment Program

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Why You Need an LGBTQ-Specific Treatment Program

Those in the LGBTQ community can face unique challenges when it comes to overcoming addiction issues. Whether these include conflicts with family, isolation from peers, or past traumatic experiences, members of this community would benefit from targeted therapy during treatment. In addition, if an individual is struggling with both addiction and mental health issues, their… Continue Reading Why You Need an LGBTQ-Specific Treatment Program

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Addiction Treatment for the LGBTQ Community

For those in the LGBTQ community, addiction issues can present a unique challenge. As much as 30 percent of this community battles substance abuse issues, and many never seek out treatment. In an LGBTQ addiction treatment center, you’ll find programs that are sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ clients and address any underlying causes of… Continue Reading Addiction Treatment for the LGBTQ Community

Finding The Right Professional Help For LGBTQ+ Individuals

Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 Importance of Finding a Provider Who Understands From substance abuse to intimate partner violence to peer bullying to loneliness, LGBTQ people experience mental health challenges that many times require professional assistance and support. But for many LGBTQ+ individuals, finding a doctor or provider who understands them is a challenge. Many fear… Continue Reading Finding The Right Professional Help For LGBTQ+ Individuals