Addiction Among the LGBTQ+ Community Although healthcare spaces should be protected and safe places for patients, this isn’t always the case for minoritized groups. Chances are good that addiction treatment providers have patients who identify as LGBTQ+. This reality makes it vitally important to provide culturally considerate care, and this module offers tools for you to best support your clients or learn when to refer people to LGBTQ+ friendly resources that facilitate maintaining long-term recovery from addiction.
Addiction Among the Formerly Incarcerated Addiction often contributes to incarceration, which is itself a traumatic experience that can contribute to future addiction and mental health struggles. People who are incarcerated are much more likely to have substance use and mental health needs than the general population. Problem gambling is also very common among this population and rates in this population are consistently higher than rates found in the general population. This module will help you support clients with criminal justice involvement even if you don’t work in a correctional setting.
Addiction Among Those Experiencing Homelessness Addiction can contribute to experiences of homelessness, and experiences of homelessness can also contribute to future addiction and mental health struggles. Individuals experiencing homelessness are more likely to experience an addictive disorder and mental health needs than the general population. This module offers tools for you to best support clients experiencing homelessness.
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