Addiction Treatment Programs with LGBTQ Needs in Mind At the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, LGBTQ-inclusive addiction rehab is rooted in research, respect, and dignity. 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. 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.