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LGBTQ-Friendly Sober Living Housing Programs

Addiction , Recovery Alexa Iocco | July 1, 2022

LGBTQ-Friendly Sober Living Housing Programs

Finding Sober Living Housing for LGBTQ People

There are several challenges that a person who is the LGBTQ community faces on a daily basis that can cause them to develop a substance abuse issue. However, similar to any other person, in order for them to truly overcome their addiction, it’s imperative that that individual reach out for help when they come to a point in their life where they are ready to tackle their addiction once and for all. Once they complete their initial addiction treatment program, that individual would have the opportunity to transition into a sober living home which would further their recovery in numerous ways. There are several steps that you may need to take in order to find the right sober living home for you. Here are some recommendations of ways that you can find sober living arrangements

  • Ask your addiction treatment team if they can provide you with recommendations 
    If you’re interested in transitioning into a treatment program that includes sober living housing, one of the best things that you can do is ask your addiction treatment team for insight. You may be surprised to learn that your treatment facility offers a sober living housing program which makes the process of taking advantage of that feature that much easier. 
  • Ask questions 
    The only way that you will be able to learn whether or not a sober living home is LGBTQ friendly is if you ask questions. If you’re unable to make this phone call on your own, you can always ask your friends and family members to reach out to different sober living facilities on your behalf. 

Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

Sadly, those that are in the LGBTQ community still face a tremendous amount of hate and stigma from the world in general. This hate and misunderstanding is something that can come from people that they don’t know or members of their own family. In an effort to try to come to terms with their own sexuality and who they are as a person, it’s not uncommon for a person to turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with what they are thinking and feeling. Therefore, as the years have gone by, there has been a tremendous uptick in cases of addiction among the LGBTQ community. 

Benefits of LGTBQ Friendly Sober Living Programs

The benefits behind partnering with rehab centers that offer a sober living program for an LGBT person who is working toward overcoming their addiction to drugs and alcohol is seemingly endless. However, the leading reason why so many in the LGBTQ community opt to take this step is because they feel as though they can find more support. Staying sober is something that should absolutely be paramount. When you partner with rehab centers that offer sober living for clients that are in the LGBT community, you come to find that there is a level of acceptance and understanding that you may have never experienced before. This is something that can bring you with a tremendous sense of peace as you work through the ins and outs of your recovery. 

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Sober Living Community Rules

It’s important to understand that every LGBTQ sober living program for drugs and alcohol addiction typically has its own unique set of community rules. Here are some examples of rules that you may experience when you work through a womens or mens sober living treatment facility: 

  • A zero tolerance for drug or alcohol use
    This is a rule that you will find in every womens sober living or mens sober living facility. When you’re working toward overcoming your alcoholism and drug addiction, there is absolutely no room for any type of substance use. LGBTQ individuals and homosexual clients will both need to abide by these rules. If you’re found to have smuggled drug or alcohol substances into the facility or you come back to the treatment facility under the influence of these substances, you run the possibility of being immediately asked to leave. 
  • You need to work
    In most cases, in order to live at a LGBTQ sober living, you must either have a job or actively be looking for a job. It’s unrealistic to think that simply because you had an addiction, you will not need to provide for yourself for the rest of your life. A job will get you out of the house and help you to adjust to the world of interacting with LGBTQ people, building your system of support and putting into play the tools that you learned during the time that you were in addiction treatment.

There will be certain responsibilities that you have around the house throughout the time that you’re living in a sober house. These responsibilities can vary and change depending on the house and the length of time that you’re there. At the very least, you will need to keep your room neat and tidy but in most cases you will need to chip in with other household responsibilities throughout your day. 

If you decide to commit to a sober living house through Resurgence Behavioral Health, your treatment team will be able to give you a more specific overview of what you can expect during your time in sober living. 

Another important component of any sober living treatment plan revolves around maintaining your physical and psychological health. Therefore, one of the requirements of any sober living plan will be to see your doctors on a regular basis. Also, you will need to keep up with your addiction therapy as well. Addiction therapy is something that you will learn about when you begin your recovery program. In order for you to truly overcome your addiction, you will need to understand the root cause of it. This is something that can be done through participating in different forms of counseling. Therapies such as individual therapy, group therapy, behavioral therapy and even family therapy are all forms of counseling that can greatly benefit you as a person that is in addiction recovery. 

Over and above addiction therapy, you may also be required to attend Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings throughout the week. These meetings will help to reinforce the important lessons and tools that you learned during the time that you were in treatment and help you to expand and develop your system of support. 

Meeting the Needs of the LGBTQ Community

Regardless of whether you identify as being a member of the LGBT community or not, it’s important that the needs of every person that is suffering from a substance abuse and addiction issue are met. However, this is something that is particularly true for those that are in the LGBT community. LGBT people are often under more scrutiny and find that they are less likely to be accepted by the people that they hold dear in their life. In fact, this is one of the reasons why they may turn to substance abuse and need addiction recovery in the first place. When you partner with a treatment center such as Resurgence Behavioral Health, you can take comfort in the fact that we offer a variety of different treatment programs for clients from all walks of life. For example, before you can even think about alcohol rehab or another other type of addiction treatment, LGBTQ individuals may first need to go through a detox program. 

Once you complete detox, you will be in a better place to plan out your next steps when it comes to your treatment programs. If you recently completed detox and you’re one of the LGBTQ individuals that detox offered, you may want to consider committing to an inpatient or residential addiction treatment program. An inpatient or residential treatment program provides you with a sober environment that you may need in the immediate days and weeks following your sobriety. 

There are many people that understand that they need a rehab program, however, inpatient treatment is something that they either don’t feel comfortable with or they cannot commit to. However, there are several different types of outpatient programs that they may be more well suited for. For instance, an intensive outpatient program still offers some type of structure when it comes to working through your drug or alcohol addiction, however, it still gives you the flexibility that you need to work or go to school. Your treatment team can help you to put together general outpatient programs which may offer even further treatment options and flexibility. 

LGBTQ Friendly Sober Living Housing at Resurgence

When you’re ready to commit to a sober housing rehab program so that you can continue to move forward with your substance abuse recovery, the team at Resurgence Behavioral Health is here to provide you with the care and support that you need. Our intake team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you begin your recovery process. To learn more about our addiction treatment programs including sober living treatment, please get in touch with us at (855) 458-0050. 

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