Discharge planning Specific concerns related to the discharge planning process for LGBT clients may include an enhanced analysis of their social support, their living arrangement/environment, their employment status or type of employment, and ongoing issues that clients have identified related to their sexual orientation/identity. Social support involves the amount of support available to clients, which…


Clinical Issues With Gay Male Clients Many factors may contribute to the prominent role of substance use and abuse in gay men. At one point, American psychoanalysts even postulated that homosexuality itself caused alcoholism. We know now, of course, that homosexuality, repressed or not, does not “cause” alcoholism, because alcoholism and substance abuse are the…


Abuse and Homelessness In the National Lesbian Health Care Survey, lesbians who had been sexually abused, sexually assaulted, or victimized reported significantly more depression and alcohol abuse than lesbians who did not report these experiences (Descamps et al., submitted for publication). Other studies show victims of child sexual abuse are at increased risk for substance…


Learning about Alcohol and Drug Treatment Success In order to have alcohol and drug treatment success, you have to want to get better.  Working with the program is what makes it work out, not going through the motions or even going against what the medical professionals are telling you to do.  When you need to…


Alcohol Rehab Research is Important Before you make any big decision it is important to do your research.  Choosing an alcohol rehab center is no exception.  There are a number of facilities and programs available for alcohol addiction, which is why alcohol rehab research is necessary in order to find the center that is the…


Options for Drug Rehab in CA If you’re ready to come to terms with a drug abuse problem and you live on the West Coast, you’re in luck. The options available to anyone looking for drug rehab in CA are exceptional. No matter whom you are or what your circumstances, you will be able to…