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LBGTQ+ Addiction Treatment

Anyone can fall victim to addiction. Some demographics are more susceptible than others. This particular demographic is the LGBTQ+ community, (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning). National studies have shown that there is a large disparity between heterosexual peers and addiction, and the LGBTQ+ community and addiction. For instance, the LGBTQ+ community is three times more likely to develop mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression than their heterosexual peers. This is because many of these individuals are suffering from physical or sexual abuse at home or have experienced abuse in the past. This community of people is often poorly judged because of their struggling identity. They often experience discrimination at home, in the workplace, at school, and in their communities. Sadly, they struggle with acceptance everywhere, most commonly at home with their families. After years of trauma, many members of the LGBTQ+ community have developed mental health disorders. To alleviate some of the symptoms they are experiencing, they turn to drugs and alcohol. The long-term use of drugs and alcohol worsen the symptoms of some of their mental health issues while developing a dependency for drugs and alcohol. This occurrence of having a mental health issue and struggling with addiction is commonly known as a co-occurring disorder.

Today the colorful members of the LGBTQ+ are struggling from mental health and addiction more then ever. At SJRP, we couldn’t imagine having a treatment facility that didn’t focus lots of our energies on this particular community. With suicidal rates climbing and drug overdoses occurring more frequently, we have created a place for this community to finally get the help they need.

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Why SJRP for LGBTQ+ Addiction Treatment?

SJRP is a perfect place for you or your loved one to detoxify from drug or alcohol, to learn new tools for sobriety, and to develop the positive mindset to rebuild their lives the way they imagine. We are located in Crescent City in Central Florida, a treatment sanctuary. For private and confidential treatment, clients can rest assure that they will find it here with space to retreat from their current environment. We understand that many times members of this community feel unaccepted and judged which may have deterred them from positive growth their whole lives. This is unfortunate and we are dedicated to changing that for those who have experienced this. Clients at our state-of-the-art facility experience a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment. Every member of our staff takes pride in assuring that you or a loved one is treated fairly and with the best quality service possible.

It’s important to do extensive research while looking for a facility that will provide what you or your loved one needs to have a successful recovery. Treatment can be costly and attending the wrong facility could be a missed opportunity to get help. Our recommendation is to look at the list of therapies and treatment plans the facility offers. For instance, because many members of the LGBTQ+ community are struggling with a co-occurring disorder, it’s essential that the facility you choose offer co-occurring treatment. Many treatment facilities have a one size fits all methodology; at SJRP we treat each client as a whole. The difference is, we integrate our client’s treatment plans with holistic and innovative technologies. We are proud of our flexible and customizable treatment plans. Our team of clinicians and therapist’s work together with clients to create the most successful recovery plan possible. We believe that the LGBTQ+ community needs a treatment plan specially designed to fit their needs; a program that will allow open discussions and a plethora of therapies, continuous health education, one-on-one counseling, even career source planning, and aftercare treatment planning. Our facility surely has something for everyone. From music and art therapy, to neurointegration and animal assisted therapy. We like giving clients the opportunity to be outside and enjoy the warmth. Sitting on 8 acres of land, SJRP has walking trails, bonfires, and even a garden.

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Statistics:

LGBTQ+ communities are three times more likely to develop mental health disorders.
LGBTQ+ communities are 20-30% more likely to use drugs or alcohol than heterosexual peers.
LGBTQ+ communities are 200 times more likely to use tobacco than their heterosexual peers.
LGBTQ+ communities are 92% more likely to have a co-occurring disorder verses there heterosexual peers averaging 78%.
LGBTQ+ communities are 70% more likely to have depressive disorders verses their heterosexual peers whom only suffer 50%.
LGBTQ+ communities are 68% more likely to suffer from anxiety disorder than their heterosexual peers suffering only 50%.

Please check out our treatment and therapies tabs to see what our facility has to offer. You can also get any of your questions answered within seconds by clicking on the chat button below. Admission specialists are standing by to help you decide if St. John’s Recovery Place is the right place for you.

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