Addiction is an issue that can be experienced by people from all walks of life. However, for people in the LGBTQ+ community, it can be a challenge to find treatment that understands your specific needs and feels inclusive. At Pride Institute, we have been serving the recovery care needs of the LGBTQ+ community since 1986. We are committed to providing care in an environment that embraces and honors clients’ identities and families, no matter what forms they take. When it comes to substance use treatment programs in Minneapolis, learning more about the programs offered by Pride Institute can help empower you to understand options and choose what will work best for yourself or a loved one. Call 888.408.1625 or fill out our secure online form to learn more.
How Is LGBTQ+ Substance Use Treatment Different?
Many treatment methods and approaches used in LGBTQ-specific recovery care are similar to those used in general substance use treatment programs. However, the LGBTQ+ community has some specific needs that may not be served as fully in programs that are not designed with the community in mind.
Although more places than ever are welcoming to people of all identities, it is important to know that you will be treated with care and respect and that your identity and experience will be affirmed by care providers. Choosing an LGBTQ+ substance use treatment program such as the ones offered by Pride Institute can free you to be yourself while focusing on your recovery journey.
The LGBTQ+ Community and Co-Occurring Conditions
Research has suggested that clients in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to experience co-occurring conditions. This means that, in addition to substance use disorder, clients may also be living with a co-occurring mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. In order to treat any of these conditions, all of them must be addressed. Programs designed to help LGBTQ+ clients are prepared to identify and assist with these situations.
Treatment Programs for Substance Use Disorder: The Care You Need
There are several types of programs available to address the needs of clients seeking treatment for substance use. In order to know which level of care you or a loved one needs, it is important to discuss your specific situation with a care provider. Some of the types of programs available are:
- Residential substance use treatment – Clients stay at the treatment facility during this program, participating in individual counseling, group therapy, and other therapeutic activities. Clients may also receive medical or psychiatric care.
- Partial Hospitalization Program – During this program, clients attend the program every day for several hours. However, they stay in a residence that affords a less intensive level of care than a residential program. Clients participate in similar activities and counseling as the residential program and continue to receive care.
- Intensive Outpatient Program – Clients who attend an intensive outpatient program receive similar services to the other levels of care but return to their own residences at night. Some clients begin their recovery journey in this type of program, while others use it as a ‘step-down’ level of care.
When you are ready to take that first step toward recovery, Pride Institute is here to help.
Pride Institute: Serving the Recovery Care Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community Since 1986
At our treatment facilities in Minneapolis and Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the care staff of Pride Institute works individually with each client to determine treatment goals and care plans. Our programs provide recovery care that is designed with the LGBTQ+ community in mind. If you or someone you love has been struggling with addiction, you do not have to struggle alone. Reach out to our caring and compassionate staff at 888.408.1625 or via our online form and learn how you can start your recovery journey today.