Dealing with LGBTQ and Drug Addiction in Florida | Banyan Stuart

LGBTQ Addiction Treatment at Banyan Stuart

Members of LGBTQ communities face unique challenges in many aspects of life, and this is especially true when it comes to addiction treatment. When choosing a facility for LGBT substance abuse treatment, there are many questions that may come to mind.

Does the facility offer more gender fluid housing for nonbinary or transgender patients?

Do the therapists understand what gay, queer, transgender, nonbinary, and other people in the LGBTQ community go through in relation to mental health and addiction?

At Banyan Detox Stuart, we’re proud to stand with all members of the LGBTQ communities by offering LGBTQ addiction treatment and detox programs.

Common Addictions for Gay and Bisexual Men

Though the acronym LGBTQ is always changing to include more members of these communities, there are many subsets of the LGBTQ community that face their own challenges. Homosexual men who are gay or bisexual may face their own difficulties with substance abuse. There are some common drugs abused by gay men that are prevalent in their communities.

Studies show that gay and bisexual men are at an increased risk to abuse illicit drugs.1


The more common drugs abused by gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer men include:

  • Meth
  • Amyl nitrates, aka poppers
  • Ecstasy
  • Cocaine
  • Stimulants

The CDC also notes that LGBTQ men are also susceptible to struggling with alcohol abuse, often drinking in attempts to cope with societal judgments or difficulties towards their sexual orientation.2 Therapy programs for LGBT who use drugs can help gay, queer, and homosexual men treat their drug addiction in a supportive environment.


Common Addictions for Gay, Bisexual, and Lesbian Women

Women in the LGBTQ community also face challenges when it comes to substance abuse. Gay bisexual women are at a greater risk for alcohol abuse, but they are also susceptible to additional struggles.1 Specifically, lesbians, bisexual, and gay women are reported to drink more frequently, in larger amounts, and for longer durations.3 Following medical alcohol detox, patients at Banyan Detox Stuart can enter specific LGBT substance abuse treatment tracks to address the personal and social factors that contributed to their active drug or alcohol addiction.


Addictions in the Transgender Community

Minority stress is one of the most challenging contributing factors to substance abuse among the LGBTQ community.4 Minority stress occurs in communities that are often marginalized, and transgender men, women, and nonbinary individuals are often the most marginalized out of LGBTQ communities. Transgender individuals struggle with substance abuse and alcoholism in varying degrees and substance types, and a unique approach is needed to help them heal.


Banyan’s LGBTQ Addiction Treatment in Florida

At our facility, we offer alcohol and drug treatment for LGBT individuals, giving patients the tools they need to get and stay sober. We understand the specific challenges LGBTQ individuals face and we are here to help facilitate healing. We also offer specific approaches to housing at our facility for residential drug treatment in Florida, where transgender patients can stay in housing that matches their preferred or presented gender. Call our team to learn more about our compassionate and healing approach to LGBT drug treatment and detox.


Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Banyan Detox Stuart our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.



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