Recovering With Pride

Counseling and Therapy at Howard Brown

Take pride in recovery.

Step out of the stigma of addiction through our substance abuse recovery program, Recovering With Pride. If you need outpatient treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, our licensed therapists can work with you in a confidential setting to address the life experiences that have played a role in your addiction.

Our clinical staff have expertise in:

  • Individual Outpatient Therapy – if you want to reduce or manage your substance use.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program – if you need more than weekly individual therapy or have relapsed several times.
Harm Reduction Group

This free weekly group is for people who want to change their relationship to drugs and alcohol.  This group offers a judgment-free space to explore their drug and alcohol use, get support for making choices that align with their values, and learn tools to help them reach their goals. Members may choose to reduce risk, moderate their use, or abstain completely.

Alumni Group

This free weekly group is open to any person who has completed group or individual treatment in Recovering With Pride or another substance abuse treatment program. The group focuses on issues many people face after completing substance abuse treatment, including relapse prevention, social connectedness, maintaining changes and mental health.

Howard Brown Health is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services to provide multiple levels of outpatient substance abuse care. Our program addresses both alcohol and drug abuse, including prescription medications, marijuana, GHB, ecstasy, heroin, ketamine, methamphetamine and cocaine.

If you need detoxification, inpatient care or placement in recovery homes, our team has a network of LGBTQ-sensitive providers in the community who can help. We work closely with the staffs at the Haymarket Center and at the VALEO Program at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, among others, to insure that clients receive the care they need.


  • Call the Recovery Line at 773-388-8891 to schedule an assessment.
  • Complete a substance abuse assessment with one of our caring professionals.
  • Link to services recommended by our team.



Recovering with Pride is funded in part by the Chicago Department of Public Health to provide free-of-charge counseling for members of the LGBTQ community struggling with substance abuse or dependence who have limited financial resources and are uninsured/underinsured. Howard Brown Health is a member of numerous mental health networks and accepts a variety of insurance plans.

Upcoming Events

  1. Illinois Advocacy Day , April 4

    April 4 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
  2. Annual Meeting

    April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Garden of Eve: Forward

    April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Illinois Advocacy Day, May 17

    May 17 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm