Recovery Unplugged Encore recognizes that gender identity and sexual orientation are major factors in substance abuse. According to a 2015 study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), LGBTQ+ people are at greater risk for substance use and mental health issues than persons in the sexual and gender majority. Both categories of “use of any illicit drug” as well as “prevalence of mental illness” in the past year were over 20% higher in LGBTQ+ individuals than heterosexual people. We know that the LGBTQ+ community suffers from extreme rates of addiction and alcoholism and that they need substance abuse treatment made available that caters to their needs.
Safety Encourages Recovery
Research from the American Journal of Public Health determined that an LGBTQ+ individual who was discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity was four times more likely to have experienced substance use disorder. Acts of prejudice due to a person’s identification as LGBTQ+ such as emotional and physical abuse from family members and partners, shunning from family or religious communities, loss of jobs, and violent hate crimes often lead to substance use. Recovery Unplugged Encore knows that these hateful acts contribute to addiction and alcoholism and ensures LGBTQ+ clients’ safety and comfort while receiving outpatient services.
Don’t Let Addiction Destroy Your Life
Help Is Closer than You Think
RU Encore is ready to help you or your loved one overcome substance abuse and addiction through our convenient and effective music-based treatment programs. You don’t have to go through this by yourself. Call us today at (844) 25-MUSIC.
Love is a Human Experience
We understand that our LGBTQ+ patients experience struggles unique to their sexual orientation and gender identities that contribute to their addictions. The Recovery Unplugged Encore clinical team works hard to understand each individual client’s needs and help them process their LGBTQ+ specific issues in a safe, caring, and empathetic environment. We truly believe that music and love can break down the walls around any addict or alcoholic’s heart.
The RU Encore Approach
Recovery Unplugged Encore is located in Downtown Austin. An anomaly in Texas, the city is booming with inclusivity and bustling with live-music events, original dining experiences, and a very active and diverse recovery community. RU Encore provides PHP and IOP treatment options tailored to every client’s lifestyle. PHP offers patients the opportunity to live at our residences or commute from home to receive clinical services five days out of the week. While attending IOP, a lower level of care with three evenings of programming a week, clients may also live at their homes or at one of the many sober living facilities that we work with in the area. Individual therapy sessions with a member of our clinical staff is provided in both levels of care and crucial to the growth of every client seeking recovery.