The journey to sobriety can be deeply personal and profoundly challenging for anyone. For those in the transgender community, however, it can often prove even more complex. At Profound, we recognize the unique needs of trans individuals during drug and alcohol treatment. We offer transgender residential treatment that provides specialized care for substance abuse recovery, ensuring our trans patients feel safe and comfortable during this period of recovery.
Statistics on Transgender Discrimination
Discrimination can play a large part in substance abuse. According to American Addiction Centers,
“Transgender individuals deal with discrimination and threats of violence on a daily basis, simply for being who they are. In a study involving 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Transgender Survey revealed the following disturbing statistics:
- 10% of the respondents who are “out” have faced violence from a family member
- 8% of respondents were kicked out of their homes after coming out to their families
- 54% of respondents reported being verbally attacked while in school (K-12) while 24% were physically attacked and 17% were sexually attacked
- 30% of respondents with jobs reported having been fired, denied a promotion, or mistreated due to their gender identity
- 29% of respondents lived at or below the poverty level (compared to 12% of the total U.S. population).”
The statistics are overwhelming. Unfortunately, the discrimination faced by trans individuals contributes to a higher level of substance misuse in that community.
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