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Affordable Outpatient Substance USe Treatment for the LGBT and HIV+ Communities

Have you been struggling with addiction but felt you couldn’t really open up around others outside of the community? One of the reasons we have been  so successful in our 30+ years of providing outpatient substance use (alcohol and/or drugs) treatment is that our state-licensed professional therapists not only specialize in this area, but they also understand how addiction can be complicated to treat along with other mental health issues.

If what you’re dealing with is layered with other factors like being LGBT or living with HIV/AIDS, you may not feel comfortable or safe talking in front of others. The Montrose Center offers a sensitive treatment environment targeted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals and those living with HIV/AIDS. We will help you through an initial 8-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and then Relapse Prevention (8 weeks). We will make sure you find other support systems to enhance and sustain your recovery as you step out into the world. Services include:

8-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

  • Group treatment (Monday-Thursday evenings 6-8:15PM)
  • Individual and family psychotherapy

8-week Supportive Outpatient Program (SOP)

  • Continuing psychotherapy
  • Relapse Prevention Group
  • Aftercare support services

What if I am not ready to quit?

You may benefit from coaching. Our trained recovery coaches work one-on-one to help you create and achieve goals that can improve your life, including reducing or abstaining from substances at your own pace. Recovery coaching is personal, informal, and FREE!

Why choose the Montrose Center?

Recovery demands complete honesty about who you are and what triggers your addiction. Unfortunately, many persons who are LGBT or HIV+ do not feel safe disclosing their sexual orientation or status in other treatment settings due to homophobia, heterosexism and discrimination. Way Out Recovery offers a safe and affirming environment that allows participants to focus on achieving recovery instead of defending themselves or educating others about who they are.

The philosophy of the Montrose Center is that substance use disorder is a chronic progressive disease that left untreated will lead to serious medical and mental health consequences. The risks of not receiving treatment include but are not limited to: serious damage to all systems of the body (that could lead to death), mental illness, and incarceration. People who suffer from substance use disorder often experience loss of employment, family, significant relationships and personal integrity. In sum, substance use disorder left untreated deprives people of a quality of life that could be afforded to them if the disease were not present.

The good news is substance use disorder is treatable. During the course of treatment participants will learn the biological, social, and individual factors contributing to substance use disorder and the process of recovery. The benefits of substance use disorder treatment include but are not limited to: a life drug free that would lead the way to improved coping skills, mended relationships, self-esteem, and broader life choices.

While the program is not affiliated with any twelve-step program, it does embrace the belief that social support is necessary for continued long-term recovery. In keeping with this, participants are encouraged to utilize outside community recovery support and other recovery-based methods.

How much does IOP & SOP cost?

We work with what you have. The Center accepts all insurance, including Medicare/Medicaid. Discounted fees are offered if you have no insurance and/or limited means. You may also qualify for grant subsidies to cover all or a portion of fees and co-payments based on your income. The bottom line is this:  Cost does not have to be a barrier to getting the care you need!  Talk to us before making that decision.
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