Substance Use and Recovery Services - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the few Federally Qualified Health Centers with providers who specialize in primary care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and people living with HIV.

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Substance Use and 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.

 

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. Meets at McDonald/Wright building.

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

Intensive Day Outpatient Program: An intensive 90-day program that meets 5 days a week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that helps patients reach a goal of ongoing abstinence from all substances. Facilitated by professional counselors, this program is designed to help clients with mental health challenges and any substance use issues, including alcohol, cannabis, crystal meth, crack, etc.. Clients are also matched with a one-on-one counselor throughout participation in IOP. IOP is currently virtual. Call 323-993-7448 for more information.

Breaking Free from Substances: Focused on early recovery with an emphasis on harm reduction from all substances except for crystal meth. Clients will examine the role substances play in their lives, learn basic steps to decrease use and minimize risk.

Women in Recovery: A processing group for female-identified clients who are interested in maintaining sobriety with the support of others, but without a formal 12-step program. This group is ideal for a LGBTQIA+ person who is attempting to reduce substance use as a primary or secondary coping response.

Medication-Assisted Treatment: The use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of opiate use.


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