A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

This manual presents information to assist providers in improving substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients by raising awareness about the issues unique to LGBT clients.

Author: The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Website: http://www.samhsa.gov Origin Country: U.S.A. Publish Date: 2001 Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , , , , .Target Audiences: , , . Last Modified: 2017-08-25

This publication presents information to assist providers in improving substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients by raising awareness about the issues unique to LGBT clients. Sensitizing providers to these unique issues will, it is hoped, result in more effective treatment and improved treatment outcomes.

Effective treatment with any population should be sensitive and culturally competent. Substance abuse treatment providers, counselors, therapists, administrators, and facility directors can be more effective in treating LGBT clients when they have a better understanding of the issues LGBT clients face. With this knowledge, treatment providers can reexamine their treatment approaches and take steps to accommodate LGBT clients.