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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2012

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

Description of Resource: 
The guide was developed by a group of clinicians; research, program, and administrative managers; policymakers; and other Federal, State, and independent experts. The group used a systematic and innovative process to compile statistical and demographic information, prevalence data, and case examples. The group also suggested interventions. Designed for both clinicians and administrators, this guide outlines treatment guidelines and approaches as well as organizational policies and procedures. The document is meant to be used as a reference tool for clinicians. It also serves as a program guide for administrators to implement appropriate diagnosis and treatment approaches for LGBT patients and to ensure the development or enhancement of LGBT-sensitive programs. The publication was first printed in 2001, and revised in 2003, 2009, and 2012.

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Developed By: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Citation: 
Broderick EB, Clark HW, eds. A provider’s introduction to substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals [Internet]. HHS Publication [cited 2013 Feb 27]; No. (SMA) 12–4104. First printed 2001; revised 2003, 2009, and 2012. Available from: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA12-4104/SMA12-4104.pdf