The LGBTQ+ community experiences stressors and issues that the general population will never understand. Perhaps that is why those who identify as gay, transgender or questioning suffer from markedly higher rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol.
At Gateway Foundation, we open our doors to everyone in need of help. No matter your background, sexual orientation or level of addiction, we are here for you. Our LGBTQ+ program at our Lake Villa Center offers a welcoming and judgment-free atmosphere where you can break the bonds of addiction and experience healing in recovery.
Those in the LGBTQ+ community face a variety of experiences and specific drivers that put them at a higher risk of addiction. While each individual’s background is unique, some of the issues faced by this population could include:
For those in the LGBTQ+ community, it’s not uncommon to feel alone — to feel like substance use is the best way to quiet past hurts and future fears. Yet, there is a better way. The Out in Recovery program at our Lake Villa Center will give you the strength you need to find joy in sobriety. You’ve already struggled with so much. Don’t let addiction rob you of one more day.
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