The Russell Freeman Foundation of Dallas is an organization that provides sober living and life skill training for LGBTQ clients with substance use disorder.
Why Does the LGBT Community Experience More Drug Abuse?
Being LGBTQ does not cause substance abuse; "minority stress" does. As defined by psychologists, minority stress occurs when a person experiences hardship because of a socially stigmatized identity like LGBT.
Eating Disorders in the LGBT Community
Eating disorders have always been associated with straight, young, white females, but research shows that eating disorders disproportionately impact some segments of LGBT populations.
Dating in Recovery
For many recovering people, once their process of recovery and healing is relatively well-established, healthy dating and relationships are something they want to pursue as a next logical step. Often, however, they have no idea how to go about that. And because they’ve struggled with relationships in the past (both related and unrelated to the addiction), they may even fear the process.
Can addiction be treated successfully?
Yes, addiction is a treatable disorder. Research on the science of addiction and the treatment of substance use disorders has led to the development of research-based methods that help people to stop using drugs and resume productive lives, also known as being in recovery.
Can addiction be cured?
Like other chronic diseases such as heart disease or asthma, treatment for drug addiction usually isn't a cure. But addiction can be managed successfully. Treatment enables people to counteract addiction's disruptive effects on their brain and behavior and regain control of their lives.
This positive psychology approach helps to remind each other that sobriety happens one day at a time. We reflect on our day, and acknowledge blessings, accomplishments and progress.
Life Balance Skills
During our daily Sobriety Sessions, residents celebrate their successes and work through their challenges in a structured and supportive group setting.
We end each evening with a group Wrap-Up Session, where we remind each other that sobriety happens one day at a time. We reflect on our day, and acknowledge accomplishments and progress.
In Life 101 sessions, residents learn responsibility and the skills they need to become self- sufficient and enjoy a sober life.
Personal development planning and goal setting is an important lifeskill that each resident practices and perfects.
We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, EIN 83-1152346. All contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contributions.