LGBTQ Recovery

The LGBTQ community is often under-represented in issues like addiction and recovery. The  LGBTQ community:

  • Are at an increased risk of behavioral health issues
  • Have higher rates of substance use disorder than heterosexuals
  • Are twice as likely as heterosexuals to have used hard drugs in the past year

Being LGBTQ comes with a set a unique challenges that demand a nuanced solution. Many are unable to get the help they need to curb their addictions. SoCal Sunrise Recovery Center understands this, and has created a dedicated program of rehab treatment for those LGBTQ people who are suffering from addiction.

We believe in providing measured, compassionate care. Some mainstream rehab centers may express sentiments of prejudice, and may fail to provide the proper treatment needed for you to heal. Gay clients often feel ostracized in these type of environments— sabotaging their opportunity for growth.

At SoCal Sunrise, we provide treatment irrespective of one’s sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome, and everyone belongs. Our focus is on helping every individual succeed in their recovery.

Why Choose Our LGBTQ Program?

Targeted Treatment.  Every patient who walks through our doors is different, and that means they need a treatment that’s tailored to help them overcome their specific challenges. Our treatment programs work to help the patient understand the origins of their substance abuse, and it gives them the support they need therapy sessions that help them navigate through their addictions.

A Judgement-Free Atmosphere. Many of the patients who enter our program have been judged and criticized their whole lives. Many are unwilling to open themselves up to strangers, and are unable to maintain feelings of trust due to the trauma of their past. For us to help you defeat your addictions, we have created an open, accepting atmosphere that treats you with respect and understanding.

Group Counseling. You’ve likely felt isolated many times in your life. You may have encountered may haven unwilling to accept you for who you are. Situations and opportunities that were available to others may not have been open to you. Many members of the LGBTQ community feel that their inability to integrate into society pushed them into substance abuse. Our program addresses this by helping our patients form strong bonds with others in the program with group counselling and therapy sessions. We also conduct excursions to fun venues to help you socialize with others who face similar challenges as you.

Meditative Practices. We use mindfulness as a tool to help you battle and defeat your conditioning. Your mind can either be your greatest enemy or your strongest ally. We conduct therapeutic meditation sessions to help you align your mind and spirit to your goal of becoming sober.

Start Your Recovery

Many LGBTQ community believe their sexual identity is a barrier to get the help and treatment they need. We’re here to tell you that is far from the truth, and if you enroll in a program that’s dedicated in helping gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals fight their substance addictions, you’ll put yourself in the best environment to succeed. SoCal Sunrise Recovery Center has created an open, accepting atmosphere that is designed for you to flourish. Contact us to get started on your recovery.

Clinically Reviewed By

Dawn Masick, LMFT

Dawn has experience dealing with various relational, emotional, and psychological struggles. Dawn’s training has prepared her to work with children, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families. She has undergone training in DBT, TF-CBT, and Family Therapy.  Other competencies include dealing with ADHD, mood/anxiety disorders, parenting challenges, addiction, PTSD, co- dependency, and relationship issues. I have experience in residential, school-based mental health, children’s community mental health, victims of crime (VOC), and private practice settings.

Dawn has been committed to guiding clients through their trauma, coming alongside them in their healing, and supporting them as they navigate life changes. Dawn’s passion is working with clients struggling with trauma in substance abuse and mental health.