(4419) Transgender Friendly Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centers
Members of the transgender (trans) community are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues that can often trigger alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Depression over being ostracized in society, strained family relationships, widespread discrimination, and lack of access to quality healthcare combined with anxiety over the dramatically increased likelihood of being targeted and assaulted are just a few of the specialized circumstances that can lead to alcohol abuse in the trans community.
Transgender men and women, as well as non-binary individuals, are at dramatically elevated risk of alcohol abuse and subsequent addiction. If you or someone you care about is a member of the trans community battling alcohol abuse or addiction, you don’t have to fight this battle alone. There are alcohol rehab centers that offer trans-friendly care in all phases of treatment to help you feel supported and safe as you enter recovery.
What Does Trans-Friendly Alcohol Rehab Offer?
In addition to gender-affirming medical care for the different health factors you or your loved one may be experiencing as a result of prolonged and untreated alcohol abuse, trans-friendly alcohol rehab centers provide specialized and intuitive counseling to help you address the identity-related factors that led to and continue to drive your drinking.
These programs offer group therapy and individualized counseling to help address the root causes and sustaining triggers contributing to your problematic drinking. Some centers even offer trans therapists to provide an extra layer of empathy and compassion.
Many trans-friendly alcohol rehabs also have gender-affirming housing for inpatient participants and gender-neutral bathrooms and other facilities to offer maximum inclusivity.
Starting Trans-Friendly Alcohol Rehab
Alcohol rehab is generally covered by private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid to make treatment more accessible. Trans-friendly programs are offered at multiple levels of care, including inpatient, outpatient, long-term, and more. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. You deserve peace of mind, dignity, optimal health, and empowerment.
Resources for Transgender People
Transgender people in crisis should contact the following resources:
- The Trevor Project's 24/7/365 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or TrevorChat, their online instant messaging option, or TrevorText, a text-based support option. If you are looking for peer support, you can visit TrevorSpace from anywhere in the world.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860
- Do you live outside the United States? If so, check out The Trevor Project's list of international resources here.
- National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) (advocacy)
- Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) (legal services)
- Transgender Law Center (TLC) (legal services and advocacy)
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) (legal services)
- Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) (advocacy)
- Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) (advocacy)
- Black Trans Advocacy (advocacy)
- Trans Latina Coalition (advocacy)
- Gender Spectrum (support for families, trans youth, and educators)
- Gender Diversity and TransFamilies (support for families, trans youth, and educators)
- Trans Youth Equality Federation (support for families and trans youth)
- TransTech Social Enterprises (economic empowerment)
- SPART*A (advocacy for trans military service members)
- Transgender American Veterans Association (advocacy for trans veterans)
- TransAthlete.com (info about trans athletes)
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) (advocacy)
- TransLife Center at Chicago House (support services)
- Trans Doe Task Force (legal services)
- CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory