For Gays and Lesbians Entering Drug Rehab

At SouthCoast Recovery, we focus on the similarities we share in addiction, not the differences. Addiction is a universal disease that affects people from all walks of life. Regardless of where we come from, we all share the same struggles when it comes to quitting drugs and alcohol, and turning our lives around. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, at SouthCoast Recovery we are committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment that supports all people equally.

Homophobia, discrimination and prejudice all take a toll on individuals who find themselves in a society that is not always supportive of differences. Studies show that a higher than average occurrence for alcoholism and drug addiction occur in the GLBT community. Feelings of shame are often entrenched in alcoholism and drug addiction. Many in the GLBT community may have struggled with shame growing up in a family where the emphasis was placed on heterosexuality and the expectation to be the same was inherent. It's not unusual for individuals to turn to alcohol or drugs to ease the feeling of despair, shame and confusion in order to find relief.

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The Need for Drug Rehab in the Gay and Lesbian Community

The popularity of club drugs including Ecstacy and Special K is more common in the GLBT community, as is the use of stimulants such as cocaine. In addition, over 50% of the new HIV and AIDS cases has risen in the past few years due to intravenous drug use. While this does not target homosexual males specifically, homosexual males are the single largest HIV-positive group.

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The Benefits of a Drug Rehab That Supports the GLBT Community

Alcoholism and drug addiction is no respecter of persons. It crosses all boundaries, races, cultures, ages and socioeconomic classes. Members of the GLBT community share the same struggles as those in the heterosexual community when it comes to addressing alcoholism and drug addiction. At the same time, there are differences that make your struggle unique.

SouthCoast Recovery understands these differences. We offer a safe, supportive environment free of judgment. We have GLBT counselors on staff who have made the journey to recovery and can help you on the same path. Innovative workshops, group support and individual counseling all work together to process and heal underlying issues that may be contributing to your alcoholism or drug addiction.

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What A Gay and Lesbian Drug Rehab Offers

At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer an effective and comprehensive treatment program that combines individual clinical care with advanced holistic treatments for overall renewal of mind, body and spirit. In addition, we have innovative workshops that address the power of the mind in overcoming whatever struggles are specific to you and building the life you want, no matter where you are starting from. At the basis of everything we do is emotion. At SouthCoast Recovery, we cover specific GLBT issues in group modules as well as in individual therapy that targets:

  • Who Am I?
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Placing too much importance on the acceptance of others
  • Coming Out
  • Integration
  • Uncover, Discover and Discard
  • Eliminating Shame
  • Self-Love

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    Gay and Lesbian Drug Rehab at SouthCoast Recovery

    At SouthCoast Recovery, we invite you to come as you are. We support diversity on all levels and offer a safe, supportive environment where you can focus on healing alcohol and drug addiction issues. We have staff members and counselors who are part of the GLBT community. They have made the same journey to recovery that you want to. Our comprehensive treatment program offers individual clinical therapy, individual drug and alcohol counseling and advanced holistic therapies of acupuncture, massage and meditation to help you connect with your own inherent nature. We'll help you find renewal mind, body and spirit.

    Call us at 1-866-847-4506 – professional assistance is available 24/7.

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