Addiction is a disease that doesn’t recognize social standing, race, age, nationality, or sexuality. Like any disease, it can afflict anyone at any time. However, there are communities where substance use disorder (addiction to drugs or alcohol) is more prevalent or has had an outsized impact. There are numerous reasons for this ranging from outdated but still common cultural norms, political bias, and inequitable access to healthcare. Yet things are changing for the better, and more and more people are getting the support they need to recognize, treat, and recover from addiction.
At Compass Detox, we believe everyone has the right to be healthy and free from addiction. Many in the LGBTQIA community face a unique set of challenges in dealing with a substance use disorder. Our addiction treatment programs and detox center have long been LGBTQ-friendly because we recognize that everyone in South Florida is part of our community. Reach out to us today at 855.526.4915 to learn more.
Take Pride in Your Health and Wellbeing at Compass Detox
June is Pride Month every year in the United States and across the globe. It is a time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA) people to celebrate their identity and community. While there are many celebrations during Pride Month, it’s also a good time to consider the community’s unique challenges.
Social stigma, social and political discrimination, harassment, and violence still regularly confront members of this community. These stressors increase the risk of developing a substance use disorder.
Our team of medical professionals, counselors, and therapists at Compass Detox have a single goal: helping clients heal from addiction. Our years of experiencing doing so have taught us that each individual has a unique set of needs and that each path to recovery will be different. However, true support must be welcoming and inclusive. Therefore, we’ve educated ourselves about the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ community and made a conscious, deliberate effort to create addiction treatment programs that rise to those challenges.
Discover How Compass Detox Help Treat Addiction
We offer the complete continuum of care where individuals can either move through treatment progressively or enter into a program that meets their specific needs. Our programs include:
- Residential or inpatient detox
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Transitional living
Across all our programs, individuals can take advantage of a variety of therapeutic options. Some of our most effective and LGBTQ-friendly therapy programs include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management. The other therapies we offer include:
- ACT- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- CRAFT- Community Reinforcement and Family Training
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Holistic therapy
No matter what addiction you or a loved one is struggling with, there is support available. Reach out to Compass Detox today at 855.526.4915 to learn more.