Knowing What to Look For in a LGBTQ Rehab

If you identify yourself with the LGBTQ community, then going to rehab in an environment that is accepting can make recovery significantly easier and longer lasting. However, you cannot simply decide that because a rehab caters to you in some way that it is good enough. You still need to do your due diligence to make sure the rehab is right for you. Here are a few things you need to check out before signing up for one specific rehab.

You want to locate a LGBTQ rehab facility that has experience in the type of addiction you suffer from. You don’t want to go to a rehab that doesn’t know what to expect when you are coming down, as that could leave you open to medical mishaps that could have otherwise been avoided.

If you need to detox, then you should seek a rehab facility that either works with a detox facility that is nearby, or has on-site detox available. This will help you get off of your drug(s) of choice safely, with medical personnel nearby should they be needed.

You also want to find a rehab that offers psychological counseling or therapy to allow you to open up about any negative experiences you have ever had in the past. The more you are able to open up about your experiences, the less likely you are to feel the need to self-medicate down the line from issues that have gone without being addressed.


“Finding the Right LGBT Rehab for You.” LGBT Drug Rehab (Website). (2015).
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