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

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 Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts?

Entering into a treatment facility in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Attending a gay-friendly or LGBTQ friendly inpatient drug rehabilitation center in Massachusetts 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 groups 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

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 lead to the drug or alcohol abuse in the first place. For transgender clients, it is very important to make sure that they are given the respect and unified understanding of their identity. This will lay the groundwork for their paths to recovery.


Free Drug Rehabs in Massachusetts that accept LGBTQ Clients

Most free rehab programs that offer treatment programs for addiction in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, delivering a separate program is often not cost-effective to the center. 

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 to 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 Massachusetts call us now.  We can help you find out what options are available in your area for treatment.


Outpatient therapy and treatment for LGBTQ-identified people in Massachusetts

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.

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.


Good Sheppard Gay AA Group
This is an open discussion group For LGBTQ adults over the age of 18
Gay-friendly AA group Sundays 12:00 am
Good Shepard Lutheran Church
308 Squantum st
Quincy Massachusetts 02171
Cambridge open to all meeting
This is an open discussion meeting for LGBTQ adults, family and friends held on Sundays.

To Handle Sobriety Group in Boston Massachusetts For LGBTQ adults
This is an every Saturday meeting at K-Street 9:00 am
74 Kilmarnock st
Boston Massachusetts 02215

Gloucester Gay AA Group
Sunday open discussion meetings held weekly at the Cruiser Lounge in Gloucester Massachusetts
Cruiser Lounge
268 Washington St
Gloucester Massachusetts 01930

New Bedford Willing To Change
LGBTQ Friendly addiction support group in New Bedford Massachusetts.
This is an open meeting to all who support or have an ongoing battle with addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Weekly meetings on Sunday’s at 10 am
360 Coggeshall St
New Bedford Massachusetts 02746

Thursday Night Open Gay Discussion Group
This group is at the drop-in center in Falmouth Massachusetts for an open gay-friendly addiction discussion and support group activities at 10:00 am
Drop-In Center
14 Elm Archway
Falmouth Massachusetts 02540

Free Gay Step Sundays
This is a step group to help overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol. This gay-friendly group meets on Sundays at 10:00 am for an open meeting
St Paul’s Episcopal Church
80 Pleasant Dr
Brockton Massachusetts 02301

Transgender non-binary and gender Non-conforming specific groups in Massachusetts

Trans-Partners support group
This is a drop in free support group for non-trans partners of transgender individuals. Registration for this group is required.
Drop in Group for Parents and or guardians of trans and gender-queer youth at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center
This group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:30 and is free of charge
Please contact Sarah Eley SEley@fenwayhealth.org

Tiffany Club of New England
This is a social support network organization for the Transgender Community. Newcomers or encouraged to drop in any Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Waltham Massachusetts
Contact us for information to get involved in this meeting. Light screening required to protect the others in the group. info@tcne.org

Gender Identity Group at Glass
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00 to 6:30
for more information on how to be a part of this group please contact
Damian Lima 617-266-3349
24 West St ( the 3rd Floor)
Boston Massachusetts

This is not the complete list of non-binary support groups in Massachusetts 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.

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

We have set up an LGBTQ drug addiction hotline for those seeking treatment for their addictions to drugs or alcohol in a 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.


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