Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients Bangor ME

Two Federal (and a number of State) statutes protect recovering substance abusers from many forms of discrimination. However, in most areas of the country, LGBT individuals have no legal protection against discrimination in employment, housing, or access to social services. Protections fought for and won by women, racial minorities, and individuals with disabilities simply are not available for LGBT persons.

Care Development of Maine
(207) 945-4240
970 Illinois Avenue
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Wellspring Inc
(207) 941-1639
319 State Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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The Acadia Hospital
(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Avenue
Bangor, ME
Hotline
(207) 973-6048
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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DDPC Grant/Acadia Healthcare
(207) 941-4287
656 State Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Penobscot County Metro Treatment Ctr
(207) 973-0400
659 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Full Circle Wellness Center Inc
(207) 942-5055
265 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Outpatient Chemical Dependency Agency
(207) 990-1941
185 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Northeast Occupational Exchange
(800) 857-0500
29 Franklin Street
Bangor, ME
Hotline
(888) 852-6267
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Manna Inc
(207) 990-2870x102
629 Main Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Frances Dunning ACSW LCSW LADC
(207) 941-8000
13 North High Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients

Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals with substance abuse problems are doubly stigmatized. As substance abusers, they are viewed by many as weak in character and moral fiber. As lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, they are reviled by some as deviant and immoral. They may encounter bigotry from employers, human service workers, criminal justice officials, the general public, and even their own families.

Two Federal (and a number of State) statutes protect recovering substance abusers from many forms of discrimination. However, in most areas of the country, LGBT individuals have no legal protection against discrimination in employment, housing, or access to social services. Protections fought for and won by women, racial minorities, and individuals with disabilities simply are not available for LGBT persons. Disclosure of sexual orientation can lead to an individual’s being fired or being denied access to housing and social services—all with legal impunity. LGBT individuals may even lose custody of their children if their sexual orientation becomes known during a custody dispute.

Even in those States that have enacted statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, LGBT individuals have sometimes been denied protection. Little wonder that LGBT individuals regard protecting information about their sexual orientation and substance abuse histories as criticall...

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