Training and Education for Addiction Treatment of LGBT Clients North Pole AK

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.

Fort Wainwright Community Counseling
(907) 353-6059
Building 4066
Fort Wainwright, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Ralph Perdue Center
(907) 452-6251x211
3100 South Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Tanana Chiefs Conference Inc
(907) 452-8251
122 1st Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Residential beds for clients' children

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Women''s and Children''s Center for
(907) 451-8164
1027 Evergreen Street
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Copper River Native Association
(907) 822-5241
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Serv
Copper Center, AK
Hotline
(907) 822-3855
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Interior AIDS Association
(907) 452-4222
710 3rd Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Project Special Delivery
(907) 452-4222
710 3rd Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Graf Rheeneenhaanjii
(907) 455-4725
2550 Lawlor Road
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Yukon/Kuskokwim Health Corporation
(907) 543-6735
324 Radio Street
Bethel, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Inupiat, Yupik

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Annette Island Service Unit
(907) 886-4325
5th Avenue and Duncan Street
Metlakatla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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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