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LGBTQ - Affirming Addiction Treatment at Caron

Safe, compassionate, accepting treatment forms the core of Caron’s programming for LGBTQ adults.

If you are someone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and believe you need treatment for addiction, Caron is the place for you.

We recognize that many LGBTQ adults do not receive treatment for their addiction out of fear of being stigmatized or worried that their health care provider does not understand their specific health care needs.

We do understand. You are safe with Caron.

At Caron, we can help you build a treatment program that meets your needs.

LGBTQ-Specific Care

About our Program

Our Adult Family Education Program enables family members to learn about addiction, including how addiction progresses and the ways relationships are affected. Over the course of five days, patients and their families develop new insight into the recovery process by working on improved communication skills and identifying new, healthy coping skills.

Topics covered in our Adult Family Education Program include:

  • Addiction as a progressive disease
  • The impact of addiction
  • Enabling behaviors vs. healthy boundaries
  • Introduction to recovery and 12-Step programming
  • Relapse behaviors
  • Effective communication
  • Recovery action plans
  • Enabling addiction vs. supporting recovery
  • Relapse as a part of the disease process
  • Detaching with love
  • Establishing and maintaining boundaries
  • Communication styles
  • The role of each individual in achieving wellness
  • Recovery action plans

The Adult Extended Care Family Program begins on the third Saturday of each month. This program builds upon the primary care family education program experience. It utilizes interactive and experiential group activities to address the specific family dynamics that arise in early recovery.Highly experienced therapists assist family members in addressing barriers to recovery.The programming incorporates activities designed to develop healthy boundaries and effective communication.Throughout the program, participants gain new perspectives and skills as each family member develops a personal recovery action plan.Hope is restored as the families gain new techniques to live healthy lives grounded in recovery.

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