Today, countless people struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Substance abuse and dependency affect people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, the LGBTQ community is disproportionately affected. For many community members, bars have been a safe space to gather without social judgment. This can lead many to develop alcohol dependency. For others, party culture leads to dependency on MDMA, ketamine, and other drugs. Perhaps the most common reason for addiction in the LGBTQ community is self-medication. Many take prescription drugs to manage prejudice, bigotry, and family stressors. For those in the community, it can be especially hard to ask for help and find a safe detox and recovery program. Luckily, today there are LGBTQ-inclusive programs around the country ready to help.
Are you looking for an LGBTQ-inclusive outpatient program? La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center can help. Our inclusive Southern California detox center has inpatient and outpatient programs in the heart of Hollywood. Call us at 844.956.3514 to learn more about our intensive outpatient programs (IOP).
What Are Inpatient and Outpatient Programs?
There are two common types of detox and rehabilitation programs. Inpatient programs house patients onsite. These programs last 30, 60, or 90 days at a time. In these programs, residents receive care and support 24 hours a day. Most of these programs will use medically assisted detox. Doctors and nurses administer medications to ease detox and withdrawal symptoms. These programs also focus on various types of therapy, from cognitive-behavioral therapy to group and family therapy. Inpatient programs provide holistic healing and can often offer a reset for people’s lives.
In outpatient programs, residents visit a clinic for several hours a day and return home to sleep. Outpatient programs are designed for people who have strong support systems and those who are relatively responsible and independent. Outpatient programs also use medical assistance and therapy. Someone may transition from inpatient to outpatient care when they are ready. Outpatient care keeps residents in their community, and many don’t have to leave work or family for extended periods of time.
Both inpatient and outpatient programs include aftercare planning, alumni programs, and 12-step programs to help residents transition back to home life.
Finding the right Intensive Outpatient Program For You
Not all outpatient programs are created equal. For LGBTQ-inclusive programs, it’s essential to look for a program with LGBTQ staff. Those in outpatient programs often do well with program leaders who are in recovery themselves. It is vital for those in the LGBTQ community to witness others in the community succeed in recovery.
If you’re looking for an outpatient program, consider cost, location, and a clinic’s reputation. Check with local non-profit LGBTQ organizations for recommendations. Local and state government websites can offer directory assistance and often answer financial questions about rehab programs. The local community can often provide the best recommendations from addiction therapists and local AA and NA groups. Never trust a center you haven’t researched. The Better Business Bureau is a great place to start when checking a clinic’s reputation.
Begin Your Alcohol Detox Journey Today at La Fuente
Every addiction and recovery journey is unique. Either inpatient or outpatient therapy may be right for you or a loved one. At La Fuente Hollywood, we are proud to serve the LGBTQ community of Southern California with comprehensive drug and alcohol detox programs. We pair medically assisted detox with psychiatric support to help individuals and the community get back on their feet. With a variety of programs ranging from partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient programs, we are ready to help. If you believe intensive outpatient therapy is right for you, call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment center today 844.956.3514 to learn more!