Affordable Outpatient Substance Use Treatment for the LGBT and HIV+ Communities
Are you struggling with a alcohol or drug problem, but haven’t been able to solve it on your own? Maybe you find yourself using more because of an increase in anxiety, depression, or other conditions that affect your mood or how you function. If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or anything other than “straight,” or if you are transgender or do not conform to “standard” gender norms, you may not always feel able to express these identities. If living with HIV/AIDS, you may not feel safe talking about it in front of others.
One of the reasons we have been so successful in our 30+ years of treating substance use issues is that our licensed professional therapists not only specialize in this area, but they also understand how addiction can be complicated by other physical and mental health issues and/or identity and orientation. We offer a safe and affirming treatment environment that lets you be yourself fully are without being judged or having to explain or justify who you are.
If you’re ready to make a change, we encourage you to call and schedule an intake appointment. After assessing the severity of your problem, a counselor will make recommendations for services that best suit your needs. Services we offer include:
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – 8 weeks minimum
- Group sessions 4 evenings per week (Mon-Thu, 6:00-8:15 p.m.)
- Weekly individual psychotherapy
- Linkage with community support services
Supportive Outpatient Program (SOP) – 8-12 weeks
- Weekly individual psychotherapy
- Relapse Prevention Group (Wednesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
- Aftercare support services
- Emotional and motivational support by a trained peer
- Help achieving life goals
- Help with quitting or reducing use, or maintaining recovery
Tobacco Cessation Services
- Once a week on Wednesday nights (6:30 – 8 p.m., room 114) to provide support for people looking to quit their tobacco use. In addition to the support group, there will be an educational component.
- Services provided:
- Individual cessation counseling
- Identify triggers and stressors
- Provide strategies to reduce use with the goal of quitting
- Nicotine Replacement Therapies (nicotine patches, gums, and lozenges), with follow-ups and offer continued support as necessary for qualifying participants
What if I need other kinds of help?
If detoxification or other medical assistance is needed before you can enter counseling or treatment, we will help you find a medical provider. We can also provide you with referrals and resources for residential treatment and community support programs as needed.
If you are not quite ready to make a change, but are still interested in counseling, consider our LIFE or HIV counseling programs. The Center also is home to a variety of groups that provide support and promote self-help for recovery that are open to anyone interested.
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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