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The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies

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NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies is a membership organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities.

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NALGAP's mission is to confront all forms of oppression and discriminatory practices in the delivery of services to all people and to advocate for programs and services that affirm all genders and sexual orientations. NALGAP provides information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems, and support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.

Event: Annual Conference

"The Rural" National Rural Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions: June 26-30, 2022


June 26-30, 2022

NALGAP is proud to be a sponsor of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

NALGAP will be providing a full day track on LGBTQIA Cultural Diversity Issues.

Monday, June 27th

Track 6 - Monday: LGBTQIA+ Cultural Diversity Issues
10:15 AM-4:00 PM
Room TBD

Everyone works with sexual minorities. These sessions will cover important research and experiences relevant to LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities. This will include information on overall health and health care access, minority stress and trauma related to substance use and mental health, and connections between spirituality and suicide and substance abuse. Also addressed will be appropriate terminology and best practices for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, two spirit individuals and more. We will address key terms and concepts including understanding the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex assigned at birth.

• Kristina Padilla, MA, IMF, LAADC, ICAADC, CGS(Speaker)California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, Vice President of Education & Strategic Development
• Todd Connaughty, MA, LPCC, LADC(Speaker)Pride Institute, Director of Clinical Services
• Carrie E. Henning-Smith, PhD, MS, MPH, MSW(Speaker)University of Minnesota School of Public Health Division of Health Policy and Management, Associate Professor
• Mariana Story Tuttle, MPH(Speaker)University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, Research Fellow
• Courtney Sarkin, MBE(Speaker)University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, Research Assistant
• Ebrahim Mansaray(Speaker)NAADAC LGBTQIA+ committee

Track 6 Part 1: Appropriate Terminology and Best Practices
June 27, 2022
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Room TBD
Track 6 Part 2: Minority Stress, Trauma and the Impact on Substance Use and Mental Health of the LGBTQ+ Community
June 27, 2022
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room TBD
Track 6 Part 3: Rural/Urban Differences in Health and Health Care Access for LGBTQ Adults
June 27, 2022
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room TBD
Track 6 Part 4: Spirituality as Protection against Suicide and Substance Abuse
June 27, 2022
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room TBD


West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders


June 2-4, 2022 | Palm Springs, CA


Rocky Mountain Symposium on Addictive Disorders


August 5-7, 2022 | Denver, CO


East Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders


August 19-21, 2022 | Baltimore, MD


Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders


September 8-11, 2022 | Hyannis, MA

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