Addiction Recovery Services - Los Angeles LGBT Center

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Addiction Recovery Services

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If you’re struggling with substance abuse, don’t struggle alone; we have many programs and services to help.

In addition to one-on-one therapy and therapy groups—all facilitated by professional substance abuse counselors in confidential sessions—the Los Angeles LGBT Center is home to a wide variety of 12-step group meetings. We also host a number of drug and alcohol-free events throughout the year.


Anonymous online chat support: Every weekday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. you can chat online, completely anonymously, with a specially trained Center therapist for advice, recommendations, and support.

Individual therapy: The approach of our skilled therapists is to reduce your potential for harm by talking about costs/benefits of use and discussing plans to help you be safer. We will work with you to develop goals to reduce your use and strategies to minimize relapse. Most clients meet with us weekly at the McDonald/Wright building.

Methology: If you’re ready to reduce the harm caused by crystal meth, we’ll help you develop strategies and goals to reduce—or stop—your use of it. This free program is a mix of five group and individual sessions. Participants meet in a safe, non-judgmental space and all sessions are confidential. A brief entrance interview is required. Meets at McDonald/Wright building.

Evening outpatient program: This is an abstinence-based program that meets three nights a week and is a low-cost, intensive program for people with any substance abuse problem (i.e. alcohol, cannabis, crystal meth, crack, etc.). Meets at McDonald/Wright building.

Recovery Over Crystal Group and Men's Crystal Meth Recovery Group: This is for men who are ready to quit using meth and who are looking for the help they need to do that. Please call for information: 323-993-7500.

Individual Therapy: One-on-one counseling focusing on substance abuse, costs/benefits of use, harm reduction vs. abstinence, safety planning, relapse prevention, etc.

Intensive Day Outpatient Program: An intensive abstinence based program that meets 5 days a week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Facilitated by professional substance abuse counselors, this program is designed to help clients with mental health challenges and any substance abuse problems, including alcohol, cannabis, crystal meth, crack, etc. Clients must register to participate. Call 323-993-7448 for more information.

Breaking Free from Substances: Focused on early recovery with an emphasis on harm reduction from all substances with the exception of crystal meth. Clients will examine the role substances play in their lives, learn basic steps to stopping substance abuse, and address major “holes” in their lives that they may be trying to fill with substances.

Pathways to Women’s Recovery: A Mindfulness Approach to Sobriety: This is a harm reduction group that focuses on teaching mindful attitudes that help women overcome struggles that arise in recovery and help break self-destructive behaviors that often present as barriers to maintaining sobriety.

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