Recovery Centers of America's (RCA) Capital Region addiction treatment facility launched a new specialized program, called "Acceptance,"  targeting substance use disorder among people of all genders and sexualities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and allies (LGBTQIA+). The Capital Region facility is located in Waldorf, Maryland; it serves the District of Columbia and surrounding Maryland and Virginia. About 10% of all RCA Capital Region consumers are currently enrolled in the Acceptance program. People who identify as LGBTQIA+ often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by the heterosexual and cisgender community. The challenges…
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