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LGBT and Gay-friendly alcohol and drug addiction helpline for Florida

Locating a rehab for addiction to drugs or alcohol can be tough. Finding a specialized drug rehab that understands the underlying issues that affect LGBTQ people has led to more drug rehab centers offering specialized treatment and housing programs for LGBTQ clients in Florida.

Find Drug Rehabs Near Me

We can help you locate treatment for addiction in your area or anywhere in the country. To locate aa meetings, group meetings, 12-step programs, inpatient treatment, or outpatient services in your town give us a call. There are many options for drug rehab services in many cities in Florida.

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Long-term Lgbt and Gay-Friendly Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers for Addiction

Most treatment providers will offer a longer-term program of at least 90 days to ensure that all issues are handled before leaving the treatment facility for drug addiction. People that are suffering from the grips of addiction have a better chance for long-lasting recovery in a setting that is longer than the average 28-day program for addiction. Recovery experts have long stated that the length of inpatient recovery treatment has without a doubt a significant effect on the recovery rate of the clients attending a gay or LGBT-friendly drug rehab center.

Why is there a need for specialized treatment for the LGBTQ community in Florida?

Entering into a treatment facility in Florida for addiction can make a person feel very vulnerable, especially when treating LGBT clients. Most programs will boast of an LGBTQ program but in reality, there are actually very few specific drug rehab centers that are LGBT and gay-friendly in Florida. Transgender people have an especially hard time finding non-biased discrimination-free treatment for their addictions. It isn’t possible for an LGBTQ person to overcome addiction in a setting that is not specifically set up for handling the unique challenges that it can take to service LGBTQ clients. It is better to enroll in a Gay-Friendly Drug rehab center in Florida to ensure that your needs are handled properly to ensure a positive outcome in treatment.

LGBTQ Friendly drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers or LGBTQ-friendly treatment programs for addiction will have more staff that are experienced in handling the complex dynamics akin to sexual expression, and sexual orientation accompanied issues. A conventional drug treatment facility in Florida will be unfamiliar or at the very least, uncomfortable with handling these types of challenges. For assistance in locating a rehab center that specializes in gay or transgender people with addiction, give us a call today. This is a confidential call and we are here to help 24/7. 


What to look for in a Gay-friendly or LGBTQ inpatient Drug rehabilitation center in Florida

Lgbt and gay-friendly drug and alcohol treatment centers will have separate housing for gay and LGBT individuals.
There will be separate groups that deal with the specific concerns that only LGBTQ individuals seeking help from drugs and alcohol deal with. Individual therapists that are gay, lesbian, or transgender will have specialized treatment programs that include specific topics that are synonymous with the Gay and LGBTQIA+ community which include some of the topics listed below. All of these issues and more should be handled while enrolled in a gay-friendly Florida Drug rehab center. 
  • Discrimination handling, public discrimination
  • Coming out, Peer ridicule, exclusion from social groups
  • Family counseling, job loss, loss of child custody, rejection by a spiritual community
  • Acceptance of self
  • Violence based on sexual orientation or gender identification and how to cope

Why Choose a Gay-Friendly drug rehab in Florida

Attending a gay-friendly or LGBTQ-friendly inpatient drug rehabilitation center in Florida will give the individual seeking treatment an atmosphere of honesty and mutual respect. This will help you be open about every aspect of your identity. Having to hide your sexual orientation can impede an individual’s progress in an inpatient drug rehab center. Recovering in a setting that reinforces your self-respect, will help you be proud of who you are, reinforcing who you can become.

Separate Group therapy sessions with only LGBTQ peers and counselors will allow people to open up in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Specialized Group therapy with people that share similar life experiences and challenges will help the LGBTQ individual feel they can be fully involved in the group’s healing process. Being able to fully engage in group therapy will help the individual feel comfortable about sharing their life experiences and tragedies.

Family and spousal therapy sessions have another dynamic that LGBTQIA+ friendly drug rehabilitation centers in Florida are ready to handle. Addressing the complex relationships that accompany the LGBTQ community can be challenging for a conventional drug and alcohol treatment center to understand, let alone help handle.

Traditional marriage counseling and family therapy usually do not work for the gay, lesbian, and transgender community. LGBTQ-friendly drug rehabs in Florida will encourage you to fully open up about your sexual orientation and relationship dynamics. Being able, to be honest, and open in a non-judgmental setting will allow you to feel comfortable and at ease while you are in treatment for addiction issues. This helps the counselors understand your unique situation, relationship dynamics, habits, and pitfalls and will also help them in handling the underlying issues that need to be taken care of while enrolled in a Gay-Friendly inpatient treatment center for LGBTQ people in Florida.

Residential Treatment programs are taxed with another particular challenge in offering housing to a person’s self-identified gender. Conventional treatment centers may force the individual to room with and as their birth gender. Forcing a transgender client to co-habitat with their birth gender can put an individual in the same situation that may have led to drug or alcohol abuse in the first place. For transgender clients, it is very important to make sure that they are given respect and a unified understanding of their identity. This will lay the groundwork for their paths to recovery.

Outpatient therapy and treatment for LGBTQ-identified people in Florida

Therapy and outpatient treatment for addictions is the right solution for some people suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Therapists that specialize in treating LGBT and gay clients can offer many services to LGBTQ communities. Working with an outpatient program or a private therapist is often the only option for specialized treatment options in certain areas throughout the state.


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What does addiction treatment look like in an LGBTQ-friendly rehab center?

The program will not assume that you are heterosexual and will encourage you to identify with your chosen gender if you are transgender. The materials will have same-sex couples and gender-neutral check-boxes for marital status. you will be able to discuss your relationship issues and issues related to your own sexuality using the principles of gay affirmative practice.

Addiction rates for the LGBTQ community according to the most recent study conducted in 2016, have included sexual orientation, and sexual identity in their survey of adults. This most recent data collection has found that almost a third of the LGBTQ population (30%) is addicted to drugs or alcohol. This is among the highest number of affected people in the nation. Heterosexuals are around 10% addicted rates as of 2016. For help finding the right LGBTQ-friendly drug rehabilitation center in Florida call us now. We can help you or someone you love find the best LGBTQIA Friendly Drug Rehab Center for addiction today. Addiction No More is an Addiction Treatment Center locator service. For immediate service, please call one of our counselors 24/7.

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Free Drug Rehabs in Florida that accept LGBTQ Clients

Most free rehab programs that offer treatment programs for addiction in Florida will service gay, lesbian, and transgender clients. The programs that they offer, will in most cases be the same program that the general population uses in their recovery. Due to funding constraints in Florida, delivering a separate program is often not cost-effective to the center.

Where do I find free gay-friendly rehabs in Florida?

We have set up an LGBTQ drug addiction hotline for those seeking treatment for their addictions to drugs or alcohol in gay-friendly drug rehab. We have programs that offer treatment and counseling for those seeking help in their early recovery from drugs and alcohol. Addiction No More’s counselors are waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our intake counselors can answer any questions that you might have.

Below we have listed some of the group meetings that are gay and LGBTQ friendly. We offer this list to help those that are looking for free, gay-friendly groups for their addiction and have nowhere to turn for help. Addiction No More offers these groups as a free service to the ongoing aftercare that is much needed in the LGBTQ community.

This is not the complete list of non-binary support groups in Florida and is subject to change as new meetings start and old ones fade away. Please give us a call or email us to have your meeting put on the list of resources for transgender individuals looking for support and addiction help.


Florida LGBT Support Groups 

Serenity in the Morning (closed meetings)
Discussion Group in Lake Worth Florida
Wednesday and Mondays at 7: am
Lambda North 18th South J Street
Lake Worth Florida 33460

Lambda Rising
This is an LGBTQ specific discussion group in Fort Lauderdale Florida
meetings on Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:30 am (Open Meeting)
Lambda South,1231-A East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauder-dale Florida 3304

Keep it Simple Stupid
Sunday meetings 5:30 pm (open )
LGBTQ big book study group and discussion
1215 Petronia Street
Key West Florida 33040

Rush hour Group
Tuesdays at 5:45 for an open meeting in Miami Florida
Additional LGBTQ discussion group rush hour Group
38 NE 54th st
Miami Florida 33137

Pride Center 5:45 Meetings
Fridays and Saturdays at 5:45 pm
The Pride Center in Wilton Manors Florida is an open discussion group
Pride Center
2040 N. Dixie Hwy.
Wilton Manors Florida 33305

Thirsty Thursdays LGBTQIA Group
This is an Open discussion group in Jacksonville Florida, except on the third Thursday of the month, there is a guest speaker and potluck Meeting. The entrance to the meeting is located on Cherry Street.
Riverside United Church Of Christ
2858 Post st
Jacksonville Florida

Sober Rainbow
Thursday Open meetings Discussion Group at 7:30 pm
Unity Church
950 43rd Ave
Vero Beach Florida 32960

Transgender-Specific Groups in Florida

MtF Transgender group Melbourne Florida 32935
This Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month. There is a pre-screening required to be accepted in this group.
Please contact Wendy Eldridge for details

Trans-masculine Support group Sarasota Florida
This is a specific group that included people that identify as male and or a masculine perspective who were AFAB (Assigned female at birth). All sexual orientations are welcome. All Stages of the transformation process are welcome to come and share their stories
This is a free monthly meeting Held on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 am-11:30 am
For more information please Call Heather Eslien at 941-584-5091
1470 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota Florida 34236

Transgender support group in Gulf-port Florida
This is an open group to those who are contemplating transition, in transition, or after transition. This group is also open to allies.
Call Dr. Saralee Fackelman (813) 280-4068
Once a month meeting on the fourth Wednesdays of the month
Longhouse Yoga Studio in Pegasus Plaza
2309 49th ST S
Suite D
Gulf-port Florida 33707

Adolescent Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming Group In Tampa Florida
This is a free group for adolescents held every other Thursday

Dr. Howell’s Practice at Center for Psychological Growth
2109 E Palm Ave
Suite 201
Tampa Florida 33605
Call Gary Howell PsyD (813) 280-4068

Virtual Transgender Support Group Based out of Jacksonville Florida
This is a Free online support Group and is held on the First Tuesday of every month.
To get signed up for this group use like provided and follow the prompts
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