Training and Education for Addiction Treatment of LGBT Clients Bethel Park 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.

Greenbriar Treatment Center
(412) 885-7180
4275 Clairton Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Alliance Medical Services Inc
(412) 488-6360
729 Ensign Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women

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Family Links
(412) 381-8230
843 Climax Way
Pittsburgh, PA
Hotline
(412) 661-1800
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Greenbriar Treatment Center
(412) 788-6292
4955 Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Gateway
(412) 928-5940
2121 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, 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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Gateway Rehabilitation Center
(412) 221-9480x2655
331 Hickory Grade Road
Bridgeville, PA
Hotline
(800) 472-1177
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Gateway South
(724) 941-4126
4150 Washington Road
Canonsburg, 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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Mercy Behaviroal Health
(412) 232-3900
330 South 9th Street
Pittsburgh, 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
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French, Italian, Portugese

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Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR Inc
(412) 381-2100
70 South 22nd Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mercy Behavioral Health
(412) 488-4040
330 South 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Hotline
(888) 424-2287
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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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