BY BTL STAFF
Concerned about drinking or drug use? Looking for a safe, peer-supported, therapeutic environment to explore issues with substance abuse? Mid-Michigan Recovery Services is offering a support group for queer, transgender and gender non-conforming people with a free, open meeting on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to address the specific needs of community members with encouragement in the exploration of self-identity; individual role changes in family and community relationships as well as challenges that may come with discrimination and stigmas. The group will also explore substance use and how it relates specifically to the LGBTQ+ community on a drop-in basis.
There will be education and discussion of positive coping skills to assist individuals in navigating complexities of self-disclosure of sexuality or gender identity in families or community while providing education and support regarding substance use complications in this process. Resources and referral to family support groups and substance abuse treatment are also available.