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Episode 6: Improving Addiction Services ft. Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC

LGBT persons also have a greater likelihood than non-LGBT persons of experiencing a substance use disorder (SUD) in their lifetime, and they often enter treatment with more severe SUDs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Addiction treatment programs offering LGBTQI and nonbinary specific care shows better outcomes for clients compared to those in non-specialized programs. It’s clear that treatment should address unique factors in individuals’ lives that include homophobia/transphobia, family problems, violence, and social isolation.

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