PRIDE and Joy

The LGBTQIA+ community is vibrant, diverse, and resilient. In a world that is often demeaning, exclusionary, and outright hateful, it is an act of bravery to insist on being who you are out loud. Currently, over 400 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills are being considered across the country. It’s a stressful time, and in times of stress, many people turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with a world that feels frightening and unmanageable.

The medical and behavioral health communities have long known that folks in the LGBTQIA+ community experience higher incidences of Substance Use Disorder (SUD), anxiety, depression, and suicidality. They are also more likely to be victims of violence, sexual assault, and homelessness. Many LGBTQIA+ people experience isolation and loneliness, lacking support and connection to their families of origin.

Unfortunately, many brick-and-mortar treatment facilities may, for various reasons, feel unsafe to individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community seeking treatment. The work to recover from the disease of addiction is complex and requires vulnerability and honesty – and that is a lot to ask of folks when they don’t feel safe.

At Aware Recovery Care, we are committed to providing safe, trauma-informed, culturally competent care in the comfort and safety of our client’s homes. Our dedicated, compassionate staff combine lived experience with clinical excellence and provide wrap-around services, including family support – and family is whomever our clients say it is. We diligently seek out LGBTQIA+ friendly community resources and providers that understand and honor our clients for who they are – because our clients are amazing.

Recovery is about regaining your health and finding your purpose. It’s about living authentically and embracing who you are. Recovery is about finding your joy.

As we celebrate Pride Month, we stand as allies to our LGBTQIA+ friends, neighbors, family members, colleagues, and clients. No one should have to go through recovery alone. If you or a loved one need help, please contact us. We are now in eleven states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.