LGBTQ Issues in SA Treatment: Part 2 – Clinical Principles and Practices

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LGBTQ Issues in SA Treatment: Part 2 – Clinical Principles and Practices

Ce document est offert en anglais seulement pour le moment. Consultez la liste des ressources en français pour de la documentation sur la santé LGBT2SQ offerte dans cette langue.

Des questions? Écrivez-nous à info@rainbowhealthontario.ca.

This is the second of three Addiction Messenger issues that feature information drawn from the curriculum, “A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals”. This issue discusses clinical principles and practices involved in providing LGBTQ-affirmative services.

Author: Lynn McIntosh Source: Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center Website: http://www.attcnetwork.org/regcenters/c1.asp?rcid=10&content=CUSTOM1 Journal: Addiction Messenger Journal Details: Vol: 11 Issue: 11, pages 1 - 4 Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2008 Publication City: Salem Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , .Target Audiences: , . Last Modified: 2017-08-25

The stream of possibility for recovery is rich with opportunities to enhance substance abuse treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning clients. Areas to cultivate include staff sensitivity and knowledge, assessments, treatment facilities and modalities, and discharge/aftercare procedures.

This is the second of three Addiction Messenger issues that feature information drawn from the curriculum, “A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals”. This issue discusses clinical principles and practices involved in providing LGBTQ-affirmative services.

Providers and programs that are LGBTQ-affirmative actively promote feelings of self-acceptance and empowerment around LGBTQ identity as a key part of recovery. They affirm LGBTQ individuals’ sexual orientation, gender identity, and choices; validate their values and beliefs; and acknowledge that sexual orientation develops at an early age.