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New LGBTQ-only Substance Use Treatment Program Opens In Illinois

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New LGBTQ-only Substance Use Treatment Program Opens In Illinois

The ribbon-cutting of a new LGBTQ-only substance use treatment program, “Out in Recovery,” launched by Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Research shows members of the LGBTQ+ community are at greater risk for substance use and mental health issues compared with their non-LGBTQ peers. A Chicago-based organization is trying to change that.

In this interview, Reset examines a new substance use treatment program from Gateway Foundation that’s specifically tailored for LGBTQ+ individuals.

GUESTS: Marc Turner, president of Gateway Foundation’s community services division

Dr. Magda Houlberg, chief clinical officer at Howard Brown Health.

Keisha Farmer-Smith, senior consulting associate at Morten Group

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