For individuals who are using substances or have histories of using substances, Howard Brown Health has a specialized team of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors who provide assessment, outpatient individual and group therapy, and peer recovery coaching. Whether you are interested in abstinence, moderation, or simply talking with someone about your substance use, Recovering with Pride (RWP) is here to support you through your treatment goals. Our team uses harm reduction, a trauma-informed framework, and interpersonal interventions to facilitate holistic healing and wellness – you are more than your substance use.

Our Recovery Model

RWP provides therapy and recovery coaching in both individual and group contexts. In addition to specialized training and knowledge in providing substance use services to the LGBTQ+ community, our team has clinical specialty knowledge on related issues, such as trauma (sexual, physical, emotional/psychological, cultural/historical), grief and loss, suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, sexual health and wellness, and co-morbid medical conditions. Our team uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including from cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, narrative, multicultural, existential, and psychodynamic therapies.

For individuals needing access to harm reduction supplies, RWP provides sterile syringes, fentanyl testing strips, naloxone, and other information on safer use to reduce certain social or physical consequences of substance use. 

Medication Assisted Treatment

Additionally, our team works closely with medical providers to improve individuals’ access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT combines the use of medications, such as buprenorphine or naltrexone, with behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. MAT can significantly improve treatment outcomes by normalizing brain chemistry, blocking the effects of substances, relieving physiological cravings and other physical effects, and minimizing overdose risk.

To access RWP or MAT services at Howard Brown, talk to your provider or call 872.202.6910 to speak to a substance use specialist.

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