“LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapy celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer experience, healing our wounded and addicted selves and celebrating lives worth living.”
Pride Recovery is based in West Hollywood. Staffed by self-identified LGBTQ people and their allies, Pride Recovery’s professionals provide cutting-edge care to the LGBTQ recovery community.
Pride is created by the LGBTQ community, for the LGBTQ community. For recovery that fits the person you were born to be.
Pride offers more unique and useful practices distinctly for our LGBTQ Community. So you can feel safe and understood in your recovery.
Pride Recovery of Los Angeles | EGI
Why LGBTQ-Specific Treatment Matters
Under the best of circumstances, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) people are “accepted” or “included” or “allowed.” In other words, LGBTQ people are outsiders everywhere they go. Unlike members of other minority communities, queer folk aren’t even guaranteed inclusion in their own families. To live with this burden day in and day out is to live with a traumatic injury, a traumatic injury that many treat with things like alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, and the compulsive pursuit of sex and love.
Traditional treatment populations mirror those found in the larger culture, exposing LGBTQ people to the same relational trauma that brought them into treatment in the first place. To cope, queer people use old broken coping skills, sometimes reinforcing their trauma instead of healing it. It’s no wonder that many LGBTQ people often relapse, sometimes even before treatment is finished.
LGBTQ-Affirmative addiction treatment addresses the relational wounding associated with being LGBTQ while delivering evidence-based addiction treatment to serve the whole queer person.