FAQs for Admissions
Why choose PRIDE Institute?
PRIDE Institute offers unique services that are catered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. This specialized program allows clients to be open and honest during their program and make true strides toward recovery. For more information, click here.
Does PRIDE accept insurance?
PRIDE Institute is in network with most major insurance companies however each policy can be different. The admissions staff will help by contacting your insurance company and helping to understanding your eligible benefits. For more information, click here.
I do not have insurance. Are there other payment options?
For our payment options, click here.
How do I start the process of coming to PRIDE?
The first step is to call 800-547-7433 and talk with one of our admissions counselors. They will walk you through an initial assessment and determine how PRIDE Institute can help you. They will walk you through the process of admission step-by-step. For more information on the process, click here.
I am flying into Minnesota for treatment, what do I do?
PRIDE Institute’s admissions office will work with you to arrange transportation to and from MSP International Airport.
What is the cost of treatment at PRIDE Institute?
The cost of treatment can depend greatly on the level of care, number of days in the program, as well as insurance negotiations, etc. The best plan would be to contact 800-547-7433 and discuss your financial options.
I do not live in Minnesota. Can I still attend PRIDE?
Many clients come to PRIDE from across the United States because of our specialities programs. In fact, some of our alumni have stated that leaving their home towns was the best move in order to start the recovery process. For more information on attending treatment out of your home area, click here.
Can clients have visitors, receive phone calls or correspondence?Having the support of family and friends during this time can be very valuable. Clients can receive messages as well as letters, packages, and gifts (subject to inspection). In addition there are visiting hours every weekend. Family members may also be invited by the client to attend the Kindred Program. For information on that program, click here.
What should I bring with me to treatment?
When you are accepted in our program and you have your admission date scheduled, one of our staff members will talk with you about what you should bring with you. They will help answer any of those last minute concerns.
What if my friend or family member does not want treatment? Are there other options?
There may be other options. You may find speaking with an interventionist can be helpful. For more information on interventions, visit our Family of Choice page. If you are looking for treatment for a family member and they are not interested in receiving care, consider finding some support for yourself. Look into a local Al-Anon meeting where you can meet other people in similar situations. You can provide resources and information to your loved one but you will not be able to make them take this important step. Check out our Family of Choice page.
What is addiction “treatment”?
Addiction “treatment” covers a spectrum of services that are utilized in the identification of substance abuse, mental health issues, and sexual health behaviors that have become problematic or maladaptive in a person’s life. Treatment of these identified issues include the use of evidenced based interventions, skills, strategies, pharmacology, and recovery/therapy models to provide a multi-displinary, holisitic and comprehensive approach to treating these problems. Interventions utilized are to assist client’s in the “recovery” from the problematic or maladaptive behaviors through education, cognitive restucturing, behavioral changes, pharmacological interventions, and connection to resources and support.
What addictions can be treated at PRIDE?
A person can receive treatment for substance dependency, mental health issues, and sexual health issues such as sexual compulsivity, sexual trauma, and sexually avoidant behaviors.
I am heterosexual, can I attend PRIDE?
A person must be a member of the LGBT community in order to attend PRIDE Institute. This provides for the safest environment for the clients.
How long does treatment last?
Length of treatment varies according to diagnosis, insurance variables, and severity of issues. A typical residential stay at PRIDE is 28 days. A typical outpatient program can be 8-12 weeks.
What happens after treatment?
There are several things that may happen after treatment. Early in the course of your treatment, the clinical and medical staff conduct a “staffing” that make recommendations for continuing care. Depending on the severity, chronicity, sober community supports, and attempts at recovery, continuing care recommendations may include continued treatment at an outpatient level of care, a transfer to a sober house or halfway house, attendance at 12 step and after care groups, continued therapy and/or groups, and work with psychiatry. PRIDE staff attempt to assist clients in making sure that all needs are being addressed prior to discharge.
Are PRIDE staff licensed and is the program accredited?
All PRIDE staff counselors are licensed as alcohol and drug counselors with many having their master’s level degrees. The program is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services (Rule 31).
Does PRIDE have a family program?
PRIDE offers a weekend family program called “Kindred”. The family program is run by a licensed associate in marriage and family therapy and is offered every other weekend from Friday afternoon through Sunday early afternoon. PRIDE also offers a weekly family education group on Saturday afternoons as part of visiting hours.
Am I able to leave treatment once I am admitted?
PRIDE Institute in Minnesota is not a locked facility and a client’s participation in the program is completely voluntary. Admission to a treatment program can be overwhelming. PRIDE staff are dedicated to working with a client that may feel that he/she want to leave treatment against staff advice and are struggling to remain in treatment.
Do I have to believe in “God” to benefit from treatment at PRIDE?
A person does not have to believe in “God” to benefit from treatment at PRIDE. We do ask that a person be open to exploring the belief that recovery cannot be maintained without the acknowledgement that we all need help from other people and resources. Spirituality is a very individual concept. Our main concern regarding the “God” idea is knowing that a life worth living cannot be done without connection to others.