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Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients Coeur D Alene ID

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.

Port of Hope Centers Inc
(208) 664-3300
218 North 23rd Street
Coeur d Alene, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Chem Depend Servs Inpt/Outpt
(208) 666-3890
2003 Lincoln Way
Coeur d Alene, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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New Horizon Counseling Services Valley
(509) 927-1543
15407 East Mission Street
Veradale, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Diamonte Wellness Group LLC
(208) 788-9610
418 North River Street
Hailey, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Preston Counseling
(208) 852-2407
159 South Main Street
Soda Springs, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Alliance Family Services North Inc
(208) 667-2979
1200 IronWood Drive
Coeur d Alene, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Powder Basin Associates
(208) 762-3979
7905 Meadowlark Way
Coeur d Alene, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Meyers Counseling Services
(208) 528-6853
354 West Sunnyside
Idaho Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Men, Criminal justice clients

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The Walker Center
(208) 934-8461
5440 West Franklin Road
Boise, ID
Hotline
(800) 227-4190
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Padron Counseling Services
(208) 522-6925
1050 Memorial Drive
Idaho Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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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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