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A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for LGBT Individuals

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This  three-hour live virtual training includes an introduction to key terms and concepts (such as gender identity and sexual orientation), treatment considerations for clinical work, and addressing the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.


1. Recall two factors that might contribute to substance use among LGBT clients.

2. Identify two barriers for health screening and medical care for LGBT clients.

3.Recognize two health issues/behaviors for which LGBT clients have a higher risk.

4.Identify two strategies service providers can implement to create affirming environments for LGBT people.

5.Specify one treatment approach that has been shown effective with LGBT populations.

6.Explain the concept of “cultural humility” and theorize at one (1) way that it differs from “cultural competency.”

7.Analyze two strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions.




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)