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Substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals: Initiatives implemented by the center for substance abuse treatment

Edwin Craft, DPh, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockwall II, Suite 840, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-443-3953, ECraft@samhsa.gov

In October 2000, the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, an agency within the Department of Health and Social Services, established a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workgroup to help advance substance abuse treatment for individuals from these communities. In January 2001, CSAT released A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals, a comprehensive 1-volume document covering a wide range of clinical, administrative, legal, and other issues that need to be addressed by LGBT-sensitive programs. The presenters will discuss the development of both the workgroup and the document, summarize some of the pertinent issues included in the document, and describe steps that can be taken to strengthen substance abuse and other health and social services for LGBT individuals. They will also discuss other initiatives undertaken by CSAT as part of the agency’s commitment to addressing the treatment needs of LGBT communities.

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Keywords: Substance Abuse Treatment, Access and Services

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Treatment Entry and Retention

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA