LGBTQ-Integrative Addiction Treatment

At the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, LGBTQ-inclusive addiction rehab is rooted in research, respect, and dignity.

Treatment Programs with LGBTQ Needs in Mind


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals who struggle with alcoholism or other drug addiction also face a much greater risk of co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety. Why?

The cumulative trauma of living with rejection, humiliation, and emotional and physical violence exacts a heavy toll.

At the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, LGBTQ-integrative addiction treatment is affirming, supportive, and true to Twelve Step practices of respect and acceptance.

Questions? Reach out today. We're here for you.

Contact us anytime by completing our our confidential contact form or call us at 1-866-831-5700.

Trust and Validation in Rehab

Developed by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation clinicians, our LGBTQ-integrative addiction rehab is built with:
  • evidence-based practices
  • peer support
  • individualized planning
  • specialized care for co-occurring mental health disorders

Our inclusive treatment approach acknowledges the isolation of addiction and the co-existing trauma of:
  • living closeted
  • family system rejection
  • antigay emotional and physical violence

"Integrative" refers to treatment practices that involve LGBTQ individuals and straight people together in much of the same core programming. LGBTQ individuals are able to experience a level of acceptance, validation, and trust essential to addiction recovery.

Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol or other drugs?

Call toll-free to speak confidentially with a recovery expert now.

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1-866-831-5700

Betty Ford Center's LGBTQ inclusive treatment program

A recent Butler Center for Research study of patients treated at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, shows LGBTQ individuals benefit from uniquely tailored addiction treatment--treatment that is affirming and integrative. In this video you will learn more about the study findings and how Betty Ford Center's LGBTQ integrative program provides hope, healing and health in a safe, open and supportive environment.

Buster Ross talks about treatment in Newberg, OR

In this video Buster Ross, LGBTQ Program Director, talks about how Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation integrates culturally specific addiction treatment into the current Twelve Step facilitation model for self-identified lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender clients.

Addiction Treatment for the LGBTQ Population: Setting a New Standard

In this video Jeremiah Gardner interviews Buster Ross, LGBTQ Program Director about integrative addiction treatment for the LGBTQ population.

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