Several Common Bonds

Addressing the Needs of Gay and Bisexual Men in LGBT-Specific Recovery Housing

Amy A. Mericle, Adam Carrico, Jordana Hemberg, Rebecca de Guzman, Ronald Stall

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Abstract

Recovery housing is a promising way to augment the substance use continuum of care, but we know little about the experiences of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community who live in them or about residences specifically for them. Within the LGBTQ community, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) often experience co-occurring syndemic conditions (e.g., trauma, depression, HIV) that present unique recovery challenges. Using qualitative data gathered from residents living in a recovery residence specifically for gay and bisexual men and from community key informants, we examine the experiences of men living in the home and factors that facilitate operating it. Findings highlight the need for residences that can address syndemic burden among gay and bisexual men in recovery and identify programmatic and community-level factors critical to operating residences for this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • gay and bisexual men
  • recovery
  • recovery residences
  • Sexual minority stress
  • substance abuse
  • syndemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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Several Common Bonds : Addressing the Needs of Gay and Bisexual Men in LGBT-Specific Recovery Housing. / Mericle, Amy A.; Carrico, Adam; Hemberg, Jordana; de Guzman, Rebecca; Stall, Ronald.

In: Journal of Homosexuality, 01.01.2019.

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