LGBTQ+ identifying individuals are more likely to develop a substance use disorder (SUD), and transgender individuals are more likely to seek treatment than the general population (NIDA, 2017). These data trends can vary for LGBTQ+ individuals who are Black or Latino. Some individuals report refusing treatment or leaving against medical advice due to misgendering and discrimination. This presentation will summarize the disproportionate impact of addiction on LGBTQ+ identifying individuals, describe the etiology of LGBTQ+ addiction, and explain how treatment providers can alleviate the stigma and barriers to quality care.
- Participants will be able to summarize the disproportionate impact of addiction on LGBTQ+ identifying individuals.
- Participants will be able to describe the etiology of LBGTQ+ addiction, including topics such as acceptance, homelessness, and racism.
- Participants will be able to identify actions that will alleviate the stigma and barriers facing LGBTQ+ identifying individuals, as well as possible methods to create sustainable resources for assistance.
Content Level – All levels
- Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
- Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
- Advanced level courses provide content for participants who have been working in the content area and have a clear understanding of the issues. These courses cover and address the complexities involved in the work and involve synthesizing material to create new patterns or structures or evaluating material for a specific purpose.
Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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