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LGBTQIA+ Affirming and Accepting Services
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Programming Highlights

Caron is committed to providing the highest quality treatment services for LGBTQIA+ patients and their families. Our commitment encompasses:

  • Treating the whole person with openness and understanding, knowing that your gender identity and sexual orientation are integral to who you are
  • Ensuring cultural competency and providing ongoing training with our clinical team
  • Ensuring that our medical experts understand the LGBTQIA+ community’s unique medical concerns and needs
  • Coordinating care with local, knowledgeable community providers

Treatment Program Details

LGBTQIA+ Track at Caron's Pennsylvania Campus

Our treatment options support individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ and want to participate in specific activities and groups throughout treatment in a safe and affirming environment while establishing a new foundation and network for enjoying a future life after your addiction treatment program.

  • Clinicians certified as LGBTQIA+ affirmative and informed by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
  • Trauma-informed treatment specifically designed for the issues faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals
  • The PRIDE Group for open conversation about joys, achievements, progress, needs, concerns, and struggles and a chance to enjoy company, camaraderie, and shared experiences
  • Family and Relationship Group to address challenging dynamics in group members’ families of origin, as well as other important relationships
  • Life After Treatment Group to discuss coping skills, aftercare resources, managing relationships with those who are not in recovery, and self-advocacy, as well as other relevant topics
  • Spirituality Group to explore both positive and negative experiences with spirituality and the centering practices that can enhance our well-being
  • Family education for those you identify as your family of choice

LGBTQIA+ Affirming Services at Caron's Florida Campus

Caron's Florida campus offers a safe space to examine the impact of shame, stigma, and heterosexism on your life and relationships, opening a way to healthy self-acceptance.

Our treatment and services include:

  • Therapy for patients to address sexually compulsive or sexually anorexic behaviors, high-risk behaviors, and shame-inducing behaviors (which may or may not be related to sexual identity and/or sexual orientation)
  • Family treatment that allows you and your loved ones to have direct, open, and honest dialogue that can lead to healthier and affirming relationships
  • Access to meetings specific to the group(s) you identify with, such as transgender support and LGBTQIA+ 12-Step meetings
  • Events with community partners such as the PRIDE center in Fort Lauderdale, INSPIRE in West Palm Beach, and Lambda North in Delray Beach
  • Medical care planning through our relationships with medical professionals and endocrinologists with expertise in supporting transgender clients

Post-Treatment Support

  • Continuing care plans with LGBTQIA+-specific resources and recommendations for recovery when you return home
  • LGBTQIA+ retreats with current patients and alumni to relax and address recovery-related topics specific to the LGBTQIA+ community and sexual/gender identity (Pennsylvania)
  • Monthly PRIDE alumni group for support and connection (Pennsylvania)
  • LGBTQIA+ Breakthrough
  • Alumni support activities

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