Opioid addiction can happen to people from any background and from all walks of life. Millions of Americans each year seek opioid addiction treatment at a substance abuse treatment center. Usually, people arrive at treatment feeling uncertain about what to expect. This is why, at Pride Institute, we are committed to creating a welcoming, accepting environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community to receive recovery care designed just for you.
If you or a loved one has been struggling with opioid addiction, it can be helpful to learn more about how LGBTQ+ opioid addiction treatment works, what to expect, and how to access opioid addiction treatment in Minneapolis. Call Pride Institute at 888.408.1625 to learn more about LGBTQ+ substance use disorder treatment.
How Is LGBTQ+ Opioid Addiction Treatment Different?
You may be wondering how addiction treatment that has been designed with the LGBTQ+ community in mind is different from other types of treatment. In some ways, it isn’t that different. However, even though more places than ever are welcoming to people of all orientations and identities, receiving treatment for opioid addiction in a place that is specifically welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community can help you or your loved one relax and focus on recovery while feeling free to be your authentic self. We embrace and celebrate our clients, as well as their identities, their families, and their life experiences.
Levels of Care in LGBTQ+ Opioid Rehab Programs
Many people have seen movies or television shows that depict ‘rehab.’ Still, in reality, there are different types of programs for people who are looking to change their relationship with substances. Some of the levels of care that may be available are:
- Residential programs – In this type of program, clients live full-time at the treatment center. Clients participate in different types of therapy, including individual counseling and group therapy, as well as therapeutic activities. Clients also receive medical or psychiatric care when appropriate.
- Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization programs – In these programs, clients receive similar care as in a residential program but do not stay overnight at the treatment center. Some clients return to their own homes, while others stay in sober living houses.
- Outpatient/Community Care programs – After a client has completed more intensive programs, they will often transition to community-based care. This can include attending meetings, group therapy, individual counseling, and other forms of continuing care.
The level of care will depend on the individual and the severity of the addiction.
How to Know What Kind of Treatment is Right for You
The best way to decide what kind of treatment program will work best for you or your loved one is to seek out the advice of a substance abuse counselor. Different clients have different needs, and it is important that those needs be taken into account when selecting a method of treatment for opioid addiction.
Pride Institute: Serving the Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community Since 1986
At our treatment centers in Minneapolis and Eden Prairie, Minnesota, each client works together with our staff to create a treatment plan that will work for them. Our programs specifically serve the needs of the LGBTQ+ community, and we are proud to offer treatment that has been designed with this community in mind. Choosing to begin the recovery journey can be a challenging time, and we are honored to walk with our clients through the whole process.
If you or someone you care about has been struggling with addiction to opioids, it is important to know that you are not alone and that help is available. The best time to reach out for help is now. Contact our caring and compassionate staff today at 888.408.1625 or via our online form, and let us tell you how we can help. Entering recovery may be the bravest, most life-changing decision you ever make.