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Training and Education for Addiction Treatment of LGBT Clients Indianapolis IN

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.

1700 Place
(317) 630-7791
1700 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Hamilton Center Inc
(317) 937-3700
2160 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN
Hotline
(800) 742-0787
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Midtown Community Mental Health Center
(317) 686-5634
832 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Community Addiction Services
(317) 536-7100
1125 Brookside Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Volunteers of America of Indiana Inc
(317) 686-5800
927 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Midtown Community Mental Health Center
(317) 630-7791
1001 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Indianapolis Counseling Center
(317) 549-0333
724 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Family Service of Central Indiana
(317) 634-6341
615 North Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women

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2nd Chance Ministries Inc
(317) 955-7957
401 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Health Recovery Centers of Indiana
(317) 925-4508
3225 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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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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