• Why choose Pride Institute for substance use treatment?

    Pride Institute offers unique services tailored specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Our specialized programs allow clients to be open and honest during treatment and make true strides toward recovery.

  • 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 directly and helping to determine your eligible benefits.

  • I do not have insurance. Are there other payment options?

    Learn more about our payment options or pay your bill online.

  • 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 mental health admissions counselors. An initial assessment will help them to determine how Pride Institute can help you, then they will walk you through the admissions process step-by-step.

  • 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 does treatment cost at Pride Institute?

    The cost of treatment varies depending on several factors including the level of care, number of days in the program, insurance negotiations, etc. The best way to determine your potential costs is to contact us at 800-547-7433 to discuss your specific financial situation.

  • I do not live in Minnesota. Can I still attend Pride?

    Clients come to Pride from across the United States because of our specialty programming. In fact, some of our alumni have found that traveling for treatment was beneficial to helping them start the recovery process. Find out more about the benefits of traveling for treatment.

  • Can clients have visitors, receive phone calls or get correspondence?

    Having the support of family and friends during this time can be very valuable. Clients can receive messages, 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.

  • What should I bring with me to treatment?

    When you are accepted in our program and have your admission date scheduled, a staff members will talk with you about what you should bring to make your treatment stay comfortable and productive. They can also answer any last-minute questions.

  • What if my friend or family member does not want treatment? Are there other options?

    There may be. Speaking with an interventionist may be helpful. If your loved one needs treatment but isn’t willing to seek help at this time, 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 friend or family member, but you can’t make them take this important step.

  • What is addiction treatment?

    Addiction treatment covers a spectrum of services that are used to address 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 may include the use of evidence-based interventions, skills, strategies, pharmacology and recovery/therapy models to provide a multidisciplinary, holistic and comprehensive approach to treating these problems. Interventions utilized are to assist clients in recovery from the problematic or maladaptive behaviors through education, cognitive restructuring, 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 LGBTQ+ community in order to attend Pride Institute. This provides for the safest environment for our 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 last from eight to 12 weeks.

  • What happens after treatment?

    There are several post-treatment options. Early in the course of your treatment, the clinical and medical staff create a team that will make recommendations for continuing care. Depending on the severity, chronicity, sober community supports and attempts at recovery, continuing care recommendations may include continued outpatient treatment, transfer to a sober living program, attendance at 12-Step and aftercare groups, as well as continued therapy or psychiatric sessions. The Pride staff attempt to assist clients in making sure that all needs are being addressed prior to discharge.

  • Are Pride staff members licensed? 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’s Kindred Family Therapy Program is coordinated by a licensed associate in marriage and family therapy. This family program is offered every other weekend. 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. The Pride staff is dedicated to working with a client that may feel he or she wants to leave treatment against staff advice and is struggling to remain in treatment.