According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of substance abuse disorders among LGBT individuals isn’t well known, but studies indicate it may be 20% to 30%, which is significantly higher than the general population (9%).

Source: SocialWorkToday.com

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Cincinnati

Welcome

GLAST stands for Gays & Lesbians Achieving Sobriety Together. GLAST is the only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender substance abuse mentor & resource program in the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area. We are not affiliated with any 12 step fellowship, religious organization or medical group. However, we do work with these groups to help others recover from addiction.


Cincinnati has a proud, vibrant LGBTQ+ community; however our LGBTQ+ community has challenges with addiction and prostitution. Addicted LGBTQ+ people need a place of refuge and guidance in support and resources.


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky has approximately 33 rehabilitation programs, according to Addicted.org. Only one of them stated they had services for LGBTQ+ people, which awareness to local rehabilitation programs will benefit those in need of help. Many LGBTQ+ people have reservations in their search for providers and/or programs because fear of obtaining treatment due to concerns of inclusion and acceptance. GLAST hopes to link the resources and LGBTQ+ individual’s to minimize the perpetual cycle of addiction and prostitution. The goal is to match each prospect with a volunteer within 24 hours will keep the LGBTQ+ person seeking services, committed, and engaged. Most importantly, we hope to guide people down a road to recovery based on our volunteers own personal obstacles and addictions.


With this solution, GLAST’s hope is to decrease the degree of substance abuse among LGBTQ+ people in the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky region. Here at GLAST, we're proud to support the LGBTQ+ community of Cincinnati. That means we are among an elite group of collaborators who have studied and researched substance abuse in Cincinnati's LGBTQ+ community. We are not doctors or therapist, just people who have a big heart for the community. In terms of service design and development, we currently know LGBTQ+ people in active addiction. We already have an extensive knowledge of what's happening right now in Cincinnati. We've helped a lot of people transform their lives within a few days of being founded just by telling LGBTQ+ people in Cincinnati, help is at their doorstep.


We love working with local leaders and organizations like Transitions, Mental Health of America & NKY Hates Heroin. These organizations embrace the need for services among the LGBTQ+ people in Cincinnati who struggle with addiction. With that attitude, a partnership with local services can transform Cincinnati's addicted LGBTQ+ people from hopelessness to a flourishing community of recovery.


If you are ready to change lives by offering services to LGBTQ+ people with addiction, we're ready to take you there.  This website outlines in more detail how we'll do it, and what you can expect along the way. But your biggest expectation should be one of success. Let's make it happen. Let's get GLAST in every major community around the world. 

OUR MISSION:

GLAST believes every addicted LGBTQ+  person has an opportunity to get clean and sober. By working in collaboration and innovation with community leaders, we can lend a helping hand to LGBTQ+ people who struggle with addiction. 

GLAST is all inclusive. Period

Opportunities For All

Everyone Get's Help

 GLAST ensures access to resources for all people needing assistance, regardless of sexual orientation. Together we have the power to generate resources for all people struggling with an addiction. 


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People Over Profit

We are a group of people who exhibit compassion and create a judgment free-zone to LGBTQ+ people struggling with addiction. Our helping hand gives us an opportunity to give addicted LGBTQ+ people an opportunity to reach their full potential. GLAST is not directed by medical professionals, therapists or counselors. We're simply a group of people who identify as LGBTQ+ in recovery, or a supportive friend or family member. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have a physical building. However, GLAST has trained volunteers to offer assistance to LGBTQ+ people via telephone, social media and e-mail. We are a destination for the LGBTQ+ community to grow and thrive.


We have created an anonymous, judgement-free zone for all.

Our Team

How can we be of service to you today?

Martin Warne, KYPSS

Founder & Chair

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Stephanie Schraer, LSW

Vice Chair

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Open Position

Treasurer

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Ryan Allen, MBA

Secretary

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March 2017 Expenses

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