The LGBTQ+ community faces unique challenges regarding addiction and mental health, and some treatment methods or approaches just may not resonate well enough. At times they can even feel invalidating. It is important to make sure your treatment aligns with your individual needs so that you are able to get the most out of the experience and be receptive to the treatment.
Pride Institute offers acceptance, understanding, and inclusivity to all who come through our doors. Our LGBTQ+ intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed to provide you with a flexible treatment option that fits into your life, allowing you to meet your responsibilities and obligations while still getting the help you need. Reach out to us today for more information about your treatment options for LGBTQ by calling 888.408.1625 or filling out our online form.
What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
An intensive outpatient program is a structured addiction or mental health therapy course for individuals who don’t require medical detoxification or residential treatment. Meetings take place multiple times a week, and are based around the schedule of the person experiencing addiction.
If you have a work obligation, school, or family to take care of, you can continue handling your responsibilities while getting the help and support that you need.
Benefits of an IOP
Individuals who qualify for an intensive outpatient program find it beneficial to their recovery for many reasons. Some of the advantages of this level of care include the following:
- Affordability – An IOP typically costs less than other treatment options.
- Your privacy is protected – Shame, embarrassment, and stigma around “going to rehab” often keep people from getting the help they need, but an IOP is discreet and allows you to move at your own pace.
- Become a part of the recovery community – Meet people who understand what you’re going through because they’ve faced similar challenges, and work together to keep each other accountable and on the right track.
- Maintain obligations – An IOP allows you to heal without taking time away from work, school, or family responsibilities.
- You won’t have to leave your loved ones – in addition to being able to maintain your family responsibilities you have access to a support network outside of the program made up of family and friends.
If you feel an LGBTQ+-focused intensive outpatient program could benefit your recovery or the recovery of someone close to you, reach out to Pride today at 888.408.1625.
What to Expect in Our Intensive Outpatient Programs in Minneapolis
IOP is often a step-down program following participation in the residential program at Pride or another program. Programming is offered multiple times throughout the day to fit the lives of each client. This allows them to work, care for families, attend school, or manage other responsibilities in their lives.
While participating in the program, clients work with our counseling staff in group and individual settings. Groups focus on processing and psycho-education, and the curriculum is presented on a new recovery topic each week. Clients are also expected to attend a minimum of two weekly recovery meetings while engaged in treatment.
Clients are allowed to maintain prescribed medication while in IOP and are encouraged to continue therapy sessions with outside professionals. Mood-altering chemicals cannot be used while clients are involved in IOP. This includes substance use on and off the Pride Institute premises and on days that clients do not attend programming.
Two day groups:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Two night groups:
(One of these groups is reserved for individuals who work full-time during the day)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
If you or someone close to you would benefit form this level of care, reach out today.
Sober Housing Scholarships
To reduce barriers to accessing our program we provide scholarship housing, at no cost to you while attending our IOP program. Sober residences are in the Uptown Minneapolis area close to our IOP location. Scholarships are given based on availability and individual need. Please reach out to learn more about our housing initiatives!
Learn More About LGBTQ+ Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Pride Institute
Call 888.408.1625 or fill out our confidential online contact form to learn more about your uniquely LGBTQ+-focused treatment options. Discover compassionate and validating care and support as you begin to heal from addiction at Pride Institute.