LGBTQ-Inclusive Treatment

LGBTQ substance abuse treatment programs help clients work toward recovery We actively promote an inclusive recovery environment where everyone has an opportunity to achieve lasting sobriety. We embrace our differences—in thought, style, culture, ethnicity and experience. Diversity and inclusion are vital parts of Morningside Recovery treatment for mental health and addiction as they make the community stronger. Our LGBTQ substance abuse treatment programs are here to help everyone feel included when it comes to their recovery. Without empathy and support, individuals can often feel like recovery is hopeless. Embracing each client as their own individual self will help recovery work and last.

Treatment Focused on Needs of the LGBTQ Community

Following guidelines set forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA), which state:

“A commitment should be made at every level of the program, from the board of directors to the direct line staff, to design and deliver services in a manner sensitive to the needs of LGBT individuals.”

Clinical staff is trained to work effectively with all populations, creating an environment that promotes diversity and focuses on many unique issues. LGBTQ substance abuse treatment options explore issues of sexual identity, stigma and how they relate to addiction.

Clinical staff includes CADC and CAADE-certified addiction counselors, masters-level therapists and an on-site psychiatrist, all educated in dealing with clients suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

Key Aspects of LGBTQ Substance Abuse Treatment

Positive Community

Providing a clean, safe and supportive environment gives clients the tools they need to focus solely on their recovery and steer clear of negative influences. Recovery-focused addiction therapy services and outside meetings allow them to build a strong foundation in early recovery.

Providing Structure

During early recovery, it’s important to develop a routine that helps from going back to old behavior. Our LGBTQ substance abuse treatment program offers several options, including experiential therapy and adventure therapy, to help individuals to stay busy and engaged in the treatment process.

Sense of Camaraderie

During treatment, clients bond with others who share a common struggle and are seeking to better themselves. Through interacting in groups and outside activities, they will bond with others and feel a part of something bigger. Orange County houses one of the largest recovery communities in the world and is full of thousands of people who have found hope in recovery.

Prepared for Life After Treatment

Our open treatment model allows individuals more freedom than traditional treatment centers. As they progress in treatment, their clinical hours will decrease and they’ll receive more freedom to engage in constructive activities outside of the treatment facility, such as school and work. This enables them to become more self-reliant and make a smooth transition into life after they complete treatment.


To learn more about LGBTQ substance abuse treatment programs at Morningside Recovery, call us at 855-631-2135.