A safe recovery space and mental health support for the LGBTQ community
At Mirmont Treatment Center we are aware of the inequalities and everyday stressors that many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities face. People who are sexual minorities often experience difficulty understanding and accepting their sexual orientation, which can lead to feelings of shame, guilt, fear and isolation.
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Statistically, people in LGBTQ communities are more than twice as likely to use alcohol and drugs as their heterosexual peers; however, due to a lack of affirming services, many choose not to seek care for their addictions.
Addressing LGBTQ substance use disorders in a safe environment
LGBTQ Inclusive Care at Mirmont is a program for LGBTQ people who are struggling with addiction. The purpose of the program is to provide LGBTQ substance abuse treatment and to create a safe space where LGBTQ individuals can openly discuss how their identity as a sexual minority has affected their substance use and mental health.
People in LGBTQ communities are more than twice as likely to use alcohol and drugs as their heterosexual peers but due to lack of affirming services often choose not to seek care for addiction.
As part of Main Line Health’s LGBTQ Inclusive Care initiative, Mirmont honors each person’s unique experiences and aims to cultivate an environment where people feel comfortable sharing and processing their lived experiences as LGBTQ individuals. It is our hope that through more personalized group and individual counseling services, the needs specific to the LGBTQ community can be addressed in an affirming, culturally sensitive, competent and informed manner. With our Media, Exton and Broomall locations, we are able to provide inpatient and outpatient LGBTQ substance abuse treatment and LGBTQ counseling near you.
Discussing a comprehensive range of topics in an inclusive group setting
The program covers the intersection of substance use and the following topics:
- Coming out
- Gender, sexuality, identity and roles Homophobia and internalized homophobia; transphobia and internalized transphobia
- Rejection and isolation
- Dual diagnosis and trauma
- Healing and coping mechanisms
- Relapse prevention
- LGBTQ and aging