2021 Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit
A Rainbow Pipeline: The Earnest Impact of Addiction on Black LGBTQ+ Identifying Individuals
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Recorded on Thursday, February 25, 2021
LGBTQ+ identifying individuals are more likely to develop a substance use disorder (SUD), and transgender individuals are more likely to seek treatment than the general population (NIDA, 2017). These data trends can vary for LGBTQ+ individuals who are Black or Latino. Some individuals report refusing treatment or leaving against medical advice due to misgendering and discrimination. This presentation will summarize the disproportionate impact of addiction on LGBTQ+ identifying individuals, describe the etiology of LGBTQ+ addiction, and explain how treatment providers can alleviate the stigma and barriers to quality care.
O.T. Porter, PhD, LCDC, is a seasoned lecturer, author, educator, researcher, analyst, and counselor. He has used his talents internationally and domestically in multiple capacities. He holds a Doctorate degree and Master’s degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Porter has contributed internationally to multiple organizations, including conducting research and developing reports, authoring briefings, and producing materials on public health and trauma-related programs, activities, and policies. He served as a technical advisor to the Centro de Atencion Psiocosocial (CAPS) and the Peruvian Ministry of Health in developing and implementing mental health services in Peru. He collaborated with and supported several community organizations in South Africa. In Belize, he provided organizational guidance to Galen University. Domestically, he has worked in a capacity of education, counseling, consulting, compliance, and communication.
Peter Mott, MA, LCDC, ICPS
- Participants will be able to summarize the disproportionate impact of addiction on LGBTQ+ identifying individuals.
- Participants will be able to describe the etiology of LBGTQ+ addiction, including topics such as acceptance, homelessness, and racism.
- Participants will be able to identify actions that will alleviate the stigma and barriers facing LGBTQ+ identifying individuals, as well as possible methods to create sustainable resources for assistance.
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Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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