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Issues to Consider for LGBT Clients Midland TX

While many programs address relapse prevention, LGBT clients may need additional help to find LGBT-specific resources, which may be scarce outside metropolitan areas.

West Texas Counseling and
(432) 682-9611
1802 West Wall Street
Midland, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Clover House Inc
(432) 580-8175
300 North Jackson Street
Odessa, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Christian Farms Treehouse Inc
(254) 933-9400
3804 Riverside Trail
Temple, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, DUI/DWI offenders

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Lifetime Recovery Residential Servs
(210) 633-0201
10290 Southton Road
San Antonio, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Choosing How I Live Life
(512) 385-4799
1700 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Permian Basin Community Ctrs for MH/MR
(432) 570-3390
502 North Carver Street
Midland, TX
Hotline
(432) 570-3300
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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West Texas Counseling and
(432) 335-8141
515 North Golder Avenue
Odessa, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Spanish

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Center for Life Resources
(325) 646-9574x292
408 1/2 Mulberry Street
Brownwood, TX
Hotline
(800) 458-7788
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Tejas Recovery and Counseling Services
(210) 673-8111
7418 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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River Crest Hospital
(800) 777-5722
1636 Hunters Glen Street
San Angelo, TX
Hotline
(325) 949-5722
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Issues to Consider for LGBT Clients

The following information could be included in a training or educational program.

Barriers to Treatment Access

Barriers to adequate substance abuse treatment for the LGBT community have been touched on in other chapters. In addition to the reasons any prospective client might have, the reasons LGBT individuals may avoid or delay seeking professional care include fear of disclosing their sexual orientation or gender and previous experiences with health care providers who attempted to convert them to heterosexuality, who attributed their substance abuse to their sexual or gender orientation, or who were otherwise judgmental and unsupportive.

Engagement and Retention

LGBT individuals may leave treatment prematurely for the same reasons as non-LGBT clients. But LGBT clients may have additional treatment difficulties if a facility lacks culturally specific services, if it lacks self-identified LGBT practitioners or sensitive counselors, if it has few contacts with the non-substance-abusing LGBT community, or if it fails to engage non-LGBT clients in exploring their prejudices or honoring diversity.

Relapse Prevention

While many programs address relapse prevention, LGBT clients may need additional help to find LGBT-specific resources, which may be scarce outside metropolitan areas. LGBT clients may have difficulty addressing problems with their sexual or gender orientation and may have difficulty with their families of origin, co...

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