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.
Addiction Issues Faced by the LGBTQ+ Community
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:
- Negative stigmas
- Struggles with self-identification
- Relationship problems
- Negative family reactions
- Trauma and abuse
- A variety of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression
Addiction Treatment and Services for the LGBTQ+ Community in Lake Villa
For over 50 years, Gateway Foundation has served communities throughout Ilinois with clinically-based addiction treatment. We offer hope and healing without discrimination and proudly serve those identifying as LGBTQ+.
We understand the unique needs of LGBTQ+ clients, which is why we have enhanced our services by launching a specialized residential LGBTQ+ addiction rehab center at our lovely, lakeside Lake Villa campus — Out in Recovery.
The Out in Recovery program is specifically geared toward LGBTQ+ patients. We’ve tailored our services to support this population so you can find healing from addiction surrounded by the comfort and support of peers and caring staff members.
From medical care and wellness checks to recreational services and peer support, each aspect of your care is designed to help you explore, find and be your true self.
The Out in Recovery team will work with you to design a personalized care approach that covers a range of clinical and support services, including:
- Dual diagnosis substance use
- Withdrawal management
- Motivational interviewing
- Mindfulness-based sobriety
- Trauma-informed care
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- And much more
As part of your lifelong recovery plan, our services extend beyond your time with us at our Lake Villa Center. Ongoing treatment, aftercare and alumni support ensure a continuum of care for your long-term success.
Learn More About LGBTQ+ Addiction Treatment and Therapy in Lake Villa, IL
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.
Contact Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa to learn more about our specialized LGBTQ+ addiction treatment program. We’re just a phone call away at 877-505-4673.