Philip McCabe, CSW, is a health educator and LGBT Cultural Competencies instructor at Rutgers University, and serves as president of NALGAP
, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies (www.nalgap.org).
Michael Shelton is a board member for NALGAP
, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies, and is one of the country's foremost experts on sex and sexuality in treatment.
On behalf of NALGAP's Board of Directors, I encourage you not only to read Michael Shelton's informative article, but more importantly to discuss it with your colleagues and associates.
Here is our mission statement: NALGAP's mission is to confront all forms of oppression and discriminatory practices in the delivery of services to all people and to advocate (or programs and services that affirm all genders and sexual orientations.
Over the years, NALGAP has been the one constant national and international voice for LGBTQ needs in the areas of prevention, substance abuse, alcoholism and other addictions.
These partners include the Utah Division of Sub-stance Abuse and Mental Health, the Association of Utah Substance Abuse Professionals (AUSAP), the Mountain West Addiction Technology Transfer Center and NALGAP
, The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender & Their Allies.
This year's meeting, with the theme "Strengthening the Addiction Workforce: Building for the Future," is being held by NAADAC in conjunction with the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors and the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals (NALGAP
Amico, MDiv, CAS, LISAC, is President of the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals (NALGAP
) and Vice-President of Alternatives, Inc.