Members of the LGBTQ community are more likely to develop substance use disorders than cisgender and heterosexual individuals. Many of us also face homelessness, family of origin issues, and identity issues that may be related to gender identity or feelings of isolation and alienation. These issues can cause deep wounds that manifest in a number of unhealthy and counter-productive ways. Fortunately, CAST Centers’ LGBTQ rehab in Los Angeles is here for you.
It is an undeniable reality that we who identify as members of the LGBTQ community face particular challenges. One such challenge, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), is higher rates of addiction. Indeed—LGBTQ individuals are also significantly more likely to experience depression and anxiety as well as addiction. In addition, according to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, “Suicide thoughts, plans, and attempts were more common among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in almost every age and race/ethnicity category relative to that among corresponding heterosexual adults.”
Thus, it is imperative for mental health and substance treatment centers to create welcoming environments for all those who need recovery. That is why CAST Centers created a welcoming place for the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups.
CAST Centers is not only located in the heart of West Hollywood’s diverse and thriving LGBTQ community but is also LGBTQ owned and operated. One of CAST’s core beliefs is that everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, etc., deserves respect and non-judgment when seeking treatment for addiction and mental health. LGBTQ rehab in Los Angeles can help those struggling with dependency and mental health disorders to find treatment that is both safe and effective.
Due to the naturally inclusive and holistic nature of the CAST Alignment Model, we do not believe in segregating our LGBTQ clients into a separate program. For those who would like the safe space to address LGBTQ-specific issues, CAST offers LGBTQ-affirmative therapy for our clients that is facilitated by an LGBTQ-affirmative therapist. Additionally, CAST works closely with LGBTQ providers and resources in the community to ensure the continuity and completeness of our clients’ treatment.
CAST Centers understands that finding a safe and welcoming space for recovery can be challenging for the LGBTQ community. We’ve opened our doors to everyone, no matter who they are or how they identify. Our treatment team is trained to know the needs and wants of those seeking treatment within the LGBTQ community as well as other marginalized groups.
Contact us today to begin drug and alcohol rehab in Los Angeles, California.