LGBTQ+ and Recovery

For those in the LGBTQ+ community attempting to recover from their substance abuse disorder, it may be difficult for you to discuss certain topics in a typical 12-step recovery meeting. There are many issues we deal with that only other members of our community can understand and relate to, and these issues need to be dealt with as part of our journey in recovery. Luckily there are resources available to LGBTQ+ individuals looking for help when it comes to their addiction. Recovery is possible for everyone, including those struggling with their sexuality, as long as you are able to find a community in which you feel safe.

The first step towards recovery for many is residential inpatient detox and treatment. At Evolutions Treatment Center we cater to the LGBTQ+ community, providing a safe environment as well as understanding staff, many of whom are LGBTQ+ themselves. It is important you feel safe discussing your sexuality with your peers and counselors during the treatment process, and we understand that in order to foster these feelings of safety we must ensure the environment we provide is free from bigotry and prejudice. Ensure whichever treatment center you are looking to admit yourself to caters to your needs in this area before committing to their program, as you would be doing yourself and your recovery a disservice by not addressing any underlying issues with your sexuality during treatment.

Once you have completed inpatient treatment and are reentering society, you will be working on establishing a network of sober supports. In this day and age we are lucky enough to have a well-established LGBTQ+ recovery community throughout the United States, complete with 12-step clubhouses with thriving membership populations. Here you will find a group of like-minded individuals who will be more than happy to assist you on both your journey in recovery and your quest for self-acceptance. It would be in your best interests to choose a sponsor who has experience with the difficulties you are facing when it comes to your sexuality.

As a recovering LGBTQ+ individual, you may find yourself waging war on two fronts. On the one hand, you are establishing yourself in sobriety and building a foundation of recovery. On the other, you may still be coming to terms with your sexuality and living openly in society. It is important for you to receive the support you need in every facet of your struggle, and at Evolutions Treatment Center we are equipped to support you in your recovery journey as well as your path to self-acceptance. Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and find out how we can help you live your best life in recovery.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or