Issues to Consider for LGBT Clients South Bend IN

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

YWCA of Saint Joseph County
(574) 233-9491
1102 South Fellows Street
South Bend, IN
Hotline
(866) 937-9922
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Madison Center Inc
(574) 280-4655
801 East Washington Street
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Crossroads Counseling
(574) 233-4183
2319 Edison Road
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Dockside Services Inc
(574) 299-8595
2625 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
Hotline
(574) 299-8595
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Addiction Recovery Centers Inc
(574) 807-8690
2012 Ironwood Circle
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Life Treatment Centers Inc
(574) 233-5433x218
1402 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

Data Provided by:
Madison Center Inc
(574) 282-8712
813 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Victory Clinic Services II
(574) 233-1524
4005 Western Avenue
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Addictions Recovery Centers Inc
(574) 807-8690
2012 Ironwood Circle
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Wellspring Counseling and Learning Ctr
(574) 784-2700
207 South Michigan Street
Lakeville, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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