New Treatment Program at Betty Ford Aims to Treat LGBTQ Patients

A new program at the Betty Ford Center will provide addiction treatment designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LBGTQ) people.

The center, located in Rancho Mirage, California, conducted research that found more than twice as many LGBTQ patients with a substance use disorder have dealt with physical and emotional abuse, compared with their heterosexual counterparts, USA Today reports. The research also found a higher rate of chemical dependence among LGBTQ people.

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