LGBT Population Deserves Effective New York Drug Rehab

LGBT Population Deserves Effective New York Drug Rehab
Yes there is a large LGBT population in New York and yes there is quite a variety of gay healthcare services available in New York and neighboring New Jersey. We know there is a high incidence of drug addiction and alcoholism within the gay community but there are few if any gay friendly drug rehabs in New York or New Jersey for effective treatment.
Gay Friendly Drug Rehab in Florida
By gay friendly we refer to a drug rehab program that has addiction treatment staff trained to address some issues specific to the gay population. While it is true that the gay man or woman is no different than a heterosexual man or woman the LGBT do live lifestyles and have issues to resolve that are uncommon to the heterosexual population. This being said all a gay friendly drug rehab need have are addiction treatment staff trained to help a member of the LGBT community work through coming out or internalized homophobia. You would be surprised how many people that work in a drug rehab have never heard of internalized homophobia.
Many of the LGBT population in New York seem to travel to a drug rehab in Florida that would be described as gay friendly. Whether a drug rehab in Florida or a New York drug rehab a patient has to feel safe in order to derive the greatest benefit from their drug rehab experience. When choosing a Florida drug rehab or New York drug rehab do your homework.
Make sure the Florida drug rehab or New York drug rehab is properly licensed and credentialed. If you are looking for a gay friendly drug rehab inquire into the LGBT friendly addiction treatment services that are offered. If you require additional information on a New York drug rehab or Florida drug rehab please call the national addiction treatment helpline at 1-800-511-9225 and I am sure they will be able to help you.

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  1. ybfree said

    New York State recently sponsored a health related survey for LGBT residents. The survey closed April 20th, however according to the site results of the survey will be available sometime this June (2009) http://www.nylgbtsurvey.org/

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