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Making a Difference to Patients

The National Ambulance LGBT Network is working on several projects to improve the response Ambulance Services provide to our patients.

Drug Addiction

Substance use disorders affect 20 to 30 percent of the LGBT population, compared to 8.4 percent of the general population, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These alarming numbers stress a need for more substance use recovery programs that cater to LGBT individuals.

An organisation based in Florida, Advanced Recovery Systems, has developed a comprehensive website (DrugRehab.com) which is also includes information for the LGBT community. You can find information, guidance and resources by clicking here.

We are grateful to staff at DrugRehab.com who have made contact with us and for giving us permission to include links to their resources on our website.

Please note that the treatment options described on the site are based in America. If you are looking for help for yourself or someone else, we encourage you to look at the information below.

Information about drug addiction and getting help in the UK can be found on the NHS website at:

www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/

The FRANK website also contains a wealth of information including a link to local support services.

www.talktofrank.com

FRANK also provides a telephone helpline which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The number is 0300 123 6600.

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