Caron’s understanding of and care for those with addiction is backed by 60 years of experience. We bring that same experience to those in the LGBTQ community by providing a safe, open, and affirming environment where you can focus on healing and recovery.
Issues that disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community are addressed in treatment by a team of experts, including those with a specialty focus on human sexuality.
Trauma: Many people who identify as LGBTQ live with the after-effects of trauma, whether because of family rejection, sexual abuse/trauma, bullying, violence, or something else. Sex workers, particularly those who are gender non-conforming, also often have been traumatized because of sexual violence and/or assault.
That trauma can leave the person who experienced it feeling powerless, fearful, hopeless, and in a state of hyperanxiety. The person may feel out of control or dehumanized.
Helping people face and heal from trauma is part of what our therapists do every day. We can provide that same support and care for you. Learn more about trauma and how we treat it.
HIV/AIDS: If you are living with HIV/AIDS, it’s likely you have encountered additional levels of stigma and discrimination, which can make fighting addiction even harder. Caron’s treatment approach includes acknowledging and discussing what it means to live with HIV/AIDS and healthy ways that can be done, primarily through our on-campus PRIDE groups and quarterly LGBTQ retreats. We also make HIV/AIDS testing available for those who need it.
Sex and addiction: Drug addiction may lead to compulsive sexual behavior. For some, the two become intertwined and lead to feelings of shame. If that is a part of what you are dealing with, we can help. Caron’s therapists are equipped to work with you to create a healthy and positive attitude toward sexuality.