WHY IS AN LGBT METH REHAB IMPORTANT?
You might ask yourself why someone who is gay or lesbian, bisexual, transgender or non-binary would want to go to an LGBT meth rehab? Aren’t all rehabs the same?
At Inspire Recovery, we provide a level of individualized care that can not be matched by a center that is not specifically focused on the LGBT community. From the knowledge and training that our staff receives to our group therapy content—every aspect of our program is designed with the needs of LGBTQIA+ people in mind.
For example, in our Love & Relationships group, each person is able to talk openly about their experiences, without the fear of being judged. The peers in the room and the licensed therapist leading the group knows that LGBTQIA+ experiences are different than heterosexual and/or cisgender relationships.
Furthermore, our program and clinical team apply that best practices for serving the transgender community. This helps to create a more comfortable environment to discuss intimate details that might be further repressed in a rehab where you are the only queer or transgender person in the group.
IS THERE LGBT STAFF AT AN LGBT REHAB?
As an LGBT meth rehab, our center is able to treat all drug and alcohol addictions. Our program was created by and for those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer. Individuals who identify as gender-queer, gender fluid or non-binary will also find our rehab more affirming than other centers.
Additionally, many of our staff members are LGBT and some are also in recovery.
In recovery from addiction, those who have had a shared lived experience can uniquely support each other. That is one of the main reasons we opened Inspire Recovery. We know that peer support is the heart of the LGBT community. We are committed to increasing the number of LGBTQIA+ individuals living fulfilling and healthy lives in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Read more about why LGBTQ staff benefit LGBTQ individuals in addiction rehab.
LGBT HAVE HIGHER RISKS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND ADDICTION
Over the last couple of years, meth addiction has increased by hundreds of thousands. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, “more than 70 percent of local law enforcement agencies from the pacific and west-central regions of the US report methamphetamine as the greatest drug threat in their area.”
The LGBTQ+ community has a 30-40 percent higher risk of drug and alcohol addiction, and meth is no exception. That’s why an LGBT meth rehab is necessary and getting help is required if you’re going to beat the addiction. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), outline that “LGB adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition.” The organization Trans Equality provides research that shows:
- 48% of all transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the past 12 months, compared to 4% of the overall US population.
DON’T WAIT, CALL TODAY
The use of meth can start as early as 12 years old, however, meth is not a drug that you’re able to dabble with. After using meth a number of times, this highly-addictive stimulant starts to become habit-forming. Before you know it, you’re in the clutches of an addiction and you will likely do anything to get your hands on more.
For these reasons and more, LGBTQIA+ individuals have a greater chance of long-term recovery from addiction when their journey begins with a strong LGBTQIA+ support network.
Even if you just have questions that need answers, give us a call today.
Someone is available 24 hours a day, however, if you’re in an emergency situation please call 911. Don’t wait any longer, get help today. LGBT meth rehab is the right place to get help and get you or someone you care about on the road of recovery.