Training and Education for Addiction Treatment of LGBT Clients Beaver PA

A holistic approach to treatment is most likely to enable LGBT individuals to effect real change in their lives. Therefore, a multifaceted approach is suggested to improve the present situation, wherein treatment professionals and society have incomplete and inadequate information that often leads to a misunderstanding of LGBT issues and even a denial that LGBT individuals have special needs.

Drug and Alcohol Services of
(724) 728-8220
697 State Street
Vanport, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Gateway Moffett House
(724) 846-6145
1215-1217 7th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Tom Rutter House
(412) 766-8700x1155
100 Moffett Run Road
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Drug and Alcohol Services
(877) 451-7799
524 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Gateway Baden
(724) 876-0480
262 Ohio River Boulevard
Baden, PA
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

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Drug and Alcohol Services
(877) 451-7799
432 Harmony Avenue
Rochester, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Health Masters Inc
(724) 857-9640
400 Woodlawn Road
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Gateway Rehabilitation Center
(412) 766-8700x1101
100 Moffett Run Road
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Gateway Rehabilitation Center
(724) 876-0480
262 Ohio River Boulevard
Baden, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Prevention Network
(724) 869-2222x222
270 Ohio River Boulevard
Baden, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Training and Education for Addiction Treatment of LGBT Clients

Training and Education

As lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals become more accepted and visible, they are seeking culturally sensitive, if not culturally specific, substance abuse treatment services. To help develop LGBT-sensitive care, providers can find competent care standards in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Technical Assistance Publication #21, Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (1998b), and in the 1999 CSAT publication, Cultural Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment (1999b).

Training and education programs seek to improve understanding of the complex issues with which LGBT individuals struggle. To support the diverse LGBT population, educators, administrators, substance abuse treatment professionals, nurses, clinical supervisors, students, other professionals, and local communities all should be considered in the educational process.

A holistic approach to treatment is most likely to enable LGBT individuals to effect real change in their lives. Therefore, a multifaceted approach is suggested to improve the present situation, wherein treatment professionals and society have incomplete and inadequate information that often leads to a misunderstanding of LGBT issues and even a denial that LGBT individuals have special needs.

Substance abuse treatment professional training programs, faculties, institutions, administrators, health care “gatekeepers,” and co...

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