People with substance use disorder use drugs to escape from reality, but each person’s reality is their own. Trauma is trauma whether you identify as gay, straight, bisexual, queer, or elsewhere on the sexuality spectrum. At Greater Boston Addiction Centers, we realize that being part of a marginalized group sometimes results in additional trauma, depending on your environment. We offer the following addiction treatment programs to our clients:
It’s harder to cope with life when you feel oppressed for something that is out of your control. While some people are able to drink and use drugs without developing a chemical dependency, many people are not. If drugs and alcohol have stopped being fun and started causing harm in your life, Greater Boston Addiction Centers can offer LGBTQ-friendly addiction treatment to help you choose a different path.
In our outpatient group therapy programs, topics of conversation will be mainly centered around addiction-related issues. While each person will bring their own experiences to the table, the personality traits, home lives, adverse life events, social experiences, and access to drugs are often more similar than people realize. Every person is fighting their own battle in a complicated world.
The combination of opioids and stimulants can easily cause people to completely lose control of their goals, priorities, and self-awareness. When a person is chemically dependent, their brain stops producing feel-good hormones when drugs are not present in the person’s system. Unfortunately, potent opioids like fentanyl and heroin—especially when combined with benzodiazepines and stimulants—trick people into thinking they’re happy when they’re high, regardless of the present circumstances. Even if you feel hopeless, worthless, or some combination of the two, the counselors at GBAC offer supportive, progress-centered guidance that can help people get back on their feet.
Our inclusive, friendly, safe recovery space offers acceptance and support to people who aren’t used to having either. We pride ourselves on creating a safe atmosphere for all our clients, no matter who they are. Drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t discriminate, and neither do we. Our goal is to show everyone who walks through our doors that recovery is possible. Individual and group counseling are the foundation of our drug rehab. We also offer educational and experiential therapy.
Depression, especially when paired with substance use disorder, can be a devastating and terrifying illness, but it often responds positively to treatment. People with gender identities outside the norm may be more likely to experience depression. Therefore, it is important to receive individualized attention and an evaluation at a highly-rated treatment center.