Ethically Sound Addictions Interventions for Addressing the Unique Needs of Individuals who Identify as LGBTQ+/Gender Non-Binary
With Del Quest, PhD, LCSW
Members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges which contribute to rates of addiction that are higher than among the general population. Experiences of stigma and discrimination, hate crimes, emotional abuse, and family rejection are common. Substance use can become a way to self-medicate and numb uncomfortable feelings. The purpose of this training is to improve treatment provider’s awareness of these challenges and offer specific strategies that are culturally appropriate and supportive.