The Relationship Between Addiction and Human Connection

By Jenni Deming Journalist and author Johann Hari spent three years studying addiction. He became interested in the so-called “War on Drugs,” and why it didn’t seem to be working. On a more personal level, he wanted to know how to help friends and family members who struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse. During his…

Nutrition & Recovery

Nutrition matters. What we put in our bodies has an effect on what we can expect out of our bodies. But as substance abuse accelerates, it becomes the primary focus. Relationships, career, health — none of these are priorities during active addiction. Many people don’t eat enough or well, and poor nutrition compounds the physical…

The Benefits of Traveling for Treatment

Why would you consider leaving your hometown — or even your state! — for treatment when there are programs seemingly everywhere? It’s true that in most cities, and even many smaller towns, some type of treatment is available nearby. Those options seem convenient, so it’s easy to say, “Why go anywhere else?” For starters, not…

Why LGBTQ+ Treatment?

What does sexual identity or orientation have to do with substance abuse, and why would seeking treatment geared specifically toward the LGBTQ+ community be beneficial? Those are important questions, but first, it helps to understand that LGBTQ+ individuals are more likely to use alcohol and drugs than the general population — and more likely to…

10th Annual Fruit Bowl

Please Join Us for the 10th Annual Fruit Bowl! Hosted by Rainbow Health Initiative and Pride Institute June 23, 2017 from 6-8:30pm at Memory Lanes Activities provided by PRIDE: Bowling Volleyball Jewelry Making Karaoke Kids Activities Taco Bar This is a sober, family-friendly event. Donations are welcome at the door, but no one will be…

Kink Sober Sex

The following article was written by our counselor, Terry, and was published in a recent issue of Kinkster. Kink sex is not the negative experience that some people believe it to be. In fact, the kink community is one of acceptance and understanding, where safety is paramount. Societies’ picture of kink sex still tends to…

Letter from President Obama

We are SO PROUD to receive this letter from President Obama today! He sent this in honor of our 30th Anniversary of serving the LGBTQ+ community.

CONGRATULATIONS, JESS H. – YOU ARE OUR **STAR** OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE 2016!!

From the moment Jess started as a Chemical Dependency Technician at PRIDE in October 2014, our clients and staff have recognized the passion and compassion that Jess brings to work every day. Clients respond to her practical and realistic approach and her kind but no-nonsense determination to assist them on their path to sobriety. Because…

CONGRATULATIONS, RICH AND KEVIN – YOU ARE OUR ****STARS**** OF THE MONTH FOR MAY 2016!!

As one of PRIDE’s longest-tenured active employees, Rich has been instrumental in keeping our facility running since November 2001. In 2012, Rich’s husband Kevin added his aesthetic touch and together they have made PRIDE pretty and safe for our clients and staff. As our Director of Business Development, Molly Gilbert, says in her book, published…

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…