Specialized Programs

LBGTQ+ Substance
Abuse Treatment

About Our Specialized Program

Headline About Specialized Program

Brighton Recovery Center is dedicated to maintaining an all-inclusive treatment experience for those who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Our therapeutic team is highly trained to respond to those underserved populations who may not know where to start when it comes to receiving specialized care.

Facility accommodations are made for those with gender identification requests, while individualized groups and activities are arranged to preserve an atmosphere and culture of equality and inclusion. Most importantly, we ensure that each client is treated with respect and dignity, both within the organization as well as with fellow clients. Regardless of your history, we are dedicated to making sure your needs are addressed.

Wherever you are, wherever you’ve been, you’re welcome here!

Brighton Recovery Center

LGBTQ+ Friendly

• We work hard to ensure all individuals feel a sense of belonging while in treatment.

• We offer programs tailored to meet each person’s needs.

• We are adept at working on complex goals.

• We assist individuals in managing the complexities of issues such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation, in addition to substance abuse and addiction.

• We are committed to remaining on the cutting edge of knowledge and practice regarding outstanding care for a broad range of conditions, as well as the cultural impact on a person’s mental health.

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Specialties Among Our Staff

• We employ board-certified, culturally-competent medical professionals, who are trained to create an individual plan for each patient.

• Our counselors have an understanding of the coming-out process, stages of sexual identity development, the added stigma and negativity many LGBTQs face, and they know how to utilize this knowledge to create a unique, optimal treatment plan for each person.

• Our entire staff is trained and experienced in handling sexual orientation- and sexual expression-related circumstances

Brighton Recovery Center

We Offer Targeted Support Programs,
Which Include the Following:

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Common Co-occurring Disorders

  • Recent research has acknowledged that individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience substance abuse and mental health issues, compared to individuals who identify as heterosexual.
  • According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), LGBTQ+ individuals are almost three-times as likely as heterosexual individuals to have mental health conditions
  • According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of substance abuse disorders among individuals in the LGBTQ+ community may be as high as 20 to 30 percent, while non-LGBTQ+ people are at 9 percent.
  • Substances abused include alcohol, tobacco and drugs. As the Center for American Progress shared in 2012, statistics for each type are unequal when comparing LGBTQ+ individuals with those in the heterosexual population.
  • 25 percent of LGBTQ+ people deal with alcohol abuse, which is a much higher rate than the 5 to 10 percent of non-LGBTQ+ men and women.
  • Gay men are 3.5 times more likely to smoke marijuana, 12.2 times more likely to ingest amphetamines, and 9.5 time more likely to use heroin than heterosexual men.
  • Homosexual and transgender individuals use tobacco as much as 200-percent more than their non-LGBTQ+ peers.
  • Young LGBTQ+ individuals are six times more likely to suffer from depression than the general population, according to NAMI.
  • LGBTQ+ Adolescents are often afraid to come out due to negative cultural stigmas and the possibility of teasing and judgment from peers at school. Because they are trying to hide their true identity, some might turn to substances to cope with that burden.
Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying

We are so thankful to you for all you did for us and for our father in his final days. Your kindness meant the world to us. Dad left this world in peace, without pain, because of you. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Salt Lake City, Utah

We are so thankful to you for all you did for us and for our father in his final days. Your kindness meant the world to us. Dad left this world in peace, without pain, because of you. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Name LastnameSalt Lake City, Utah

We are so thankful to you for all you did for us and for our father in his final days. Your kindness meant the world to us. Dad left this world in peace, without pain, because of you. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Name LastnameSalt Lake City, Utah

We are so thankful to you for all you did for us and for our father in his final days. Your kindness meant the world to us. Dad left this world in peace, without pain, because of you. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Name LastnameSalt Lake City, Utah

We are so thankful to you for all you did for us and for our father in his final days. Your kindness meant the world to us. Dad left this world in peace, without pain, because of you. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Name LastnameSalt Lake City, Utah

We are so thankful to you for all you did for us and for our father in his final days. Your kindness meant the world to us. Dad left this world in peace, without pain, because of you. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Name LastnameSalt Lake City, Utah
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