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.

CDRP Clinic Veterans Administration
(207) 561-3651x3662
304 Hancock Street
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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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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Leeanne S. Taylor MS LADC
(207) 949-4959
263 State Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Discovery House
(207) 947-6800
74 Dowd Road
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women

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Acadia Recovery Community
(207) 973-6400
179 Indiana Avenue
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Laura Levenson
(207) 941-8007
73 Pine Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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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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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

Data Provided by:
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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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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