Following guidelines set forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA), which state:
“A commitment should be made at every level of the program, from the board of directors to the direct line staff, to design and deliver services in a manner sensitive to the needs of LGBT individuals.”
Clinical staff is trained to work effectively with all populations, creating an environment that promotes diversity and focuses on many unique issues. LGBTQ substance abuse treatment options explore issues of sexual identity, stigma and how they relate to addiction.
Clinical staff includes CADC and CAADE-certified addiction counselors, masters-level therapists and an on-site psychiatrist, all educated in dealing with clients suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.