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Why LGBTQ+ Specific Care

Founded in 1986, with over 14,000 graduates, PRIDE Institute is the nation’s first and leading provider of residential treatment programs and outpatient treatment programs devoted to treating substance abuse and mental health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Studies suggest that up to 33% of the LGBTQ+ population have difficulty controlling their drug or alcohol use. When you are recovering from addiction or mental health issues, you already have enough to deal with, your sexuality shouldn’t be viewed as another one of your problems.

At PRIDE Institute, gay is understood; being LGBTQ+ is the norm not the exception. Our highly trained and skilled staff understands your issues and will help you live a happy, healthy life as a proud LGBTQ+ person. We can offer you hope to overcome your addiction and live the life you want.

| Alcohol Abuse & Addiction || Metham- phetamine Addiction || Opioid Addiction || Medically Managed Withdrawal || Sexual Compulsivity Sex Addiction |

Standing with Orlando

Standing with Orlando

The horrific events that took place in Orlando on Sunday morning sent shockwaves through our nation and the LGBTQ+ community. Forty-nine lives were taken and 53 people were left injured. Familiar feelings of fear, anger, and helplessness returned, leaving many individuals who have struggled with previous trauma to have those emotions triggered by news of this horrific event. Today, at 2 p.m., we held a vigil, and encouraged everyone to share thoughts and feelings. Guests shared feelings of sadness, anger, fear, loss and incredibly - hope and gratitude for their journey to self-realization and sobriety. PRIDE’s unique environment allows us to grow and heal within our own community to address issues of internalized homo-, trans- and bi-negativity. We don’t have to explain anything to anyone – everyone here “gets it.” Through this specialized lens, we are able to build self-empowerment by encouraging problem solving and developing realistic plans. We also encourage positive view of self and confidence by verbalizing affirmations and goals daily. This results in a community resilience, which helps to manage strong feelings and impulses by providing time to process feelings, thoughts, and actions. As we mourn with the rest of the nation and world over this weekend’s tragic events, we take time to look each other in the eyes and acknowledge how grateful we are to be alive. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to move forward on behalf of our fallen family by carrying forward their light within our own hearts and souls. If you or anyone you know should want to help, today is World Donor Day. While restrictions still impact everyone’s ability to donate blood, we encourage those able to make a difference. Additionally, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has enabled their Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. National resources for LGBT community members www.lgbtcenters.org - find listings of local LGBT community centers, check their websites for vigils and mental health services www.glma.org -- find listings of local LGBT friendly providers www.radremedy.org -- find listings of trans friendly health providers www.psychologytoday.com -- therapist listings nationally www.helpstartshere.org -- social worker listings nationally www.translifeline.org - trans specific support services www.trevorproject.org -- LGBTQ youth specific support 741-741 - text START to the crisis text line for text support www.pride-institute.com – exclusive LGBTQ+ substance abuse + co-occurring mental health treatment center Victims’ fund https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund For other ways to help www.eqfl.org/news/pulse -- Additional response resources Resources for welcoming providers www.lgbthealthlink.org -- free LGBT-welcoming signs for provider waiting rooms & cultural competency trainings www.cancer-network.org -- cultural competency materials for providers www.hrc.org -- cultural competency training for providers www.lgbthealtheducation.org -- cultural competency training for providers For 30 years, PRIDE Institute has exclusively helped the LGBTQ population through substance abuse and mental health treatment programs grounded in traditions of recovery while incorporating current, evidence-based practices. PRIDE takes a holistic approach in serving the LGBTQ population, offering Dual Diagnosis licensure and 24-hour nursing care in a serene, retreat-like setting with a nationally recognized clinical staff, offering trauma-informed care specializing in Crystal Meth and Sexual Compulsivity programming, with specialty groups such as Body Image, a Sexual Health[...]

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