BBC joins in supporting LGBT access to drug and alcohol rehab
Building Blocks Counseling is excited to have recently joined forced with Mercy Care and AHCCCS to bring more services to LGBT youth in the Phoenix area. We will help with the services aspect as well as information and resources related to insurance and accessibility. In our increasing effort to bring substance abuse treatment to more people, individuals between the ages of 18 and 26 can sign up for our rehab services for no cost.
There are unique stresses that may trigger substance use among LGBT identified people. This is why it’s important to choose a recovery facility that is skilled in working with LGBTQ young adults. Treatment organizations like BBC have openly identified LGBTQ staff and affirming allies. At BBC, we also work with partners like Q Perspectives to provide special training for our staff to better service LGBTQ clients, especially young adults. Our counselors help individuals work through matters dealing with sexuality, sexual identity, gender identity, and family dynamics.
The National Institutes of Health reports that parental rejection may also contribute to an LGBT teen’s alcohol or drug addiction. For example, young adults who were rejected by parents for their sexuality during adolescence were almost 4 times more likely to use illicit drugs than those who didn’t experience rejection.
Visit our website, or visit us during our business hours. In addition to counseling services, we also have a rehab support specialist that can help with a range of stressful issues, like: housing, detox, finding childcare, resume building, relapse prevention and more.