Minorities in Recovery - An Underserved Community

Substance Abuse Treatment has become a normalized part of society thanks to the opiate epidemic, which has ravaged middle America indiscriminately, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. While it should be applauded that society is eliminating the stigma surrounding substance abuse disorder, and indeed mental illnesses overall, there is an unspoken truth surrounding this newfound perspective - significant progress did not occur until middle class caucasions were directly impacted by addiction.


landscape of substance abuse treatment today is illustrative of the fact that addiction cuts through large swathes of the population regardless of demographic. There are boutique treatment centers who cater to all sorts of subgroups within the U.S. population, addressing the unique struggles and concerns of their target clientele. One such community is the LGBTQ+ community, who have seen treatment centers and sober living facilities tailored to their needs spring up around the country. While this is a milestone worth celebrating, I only wish I could speak of a wider availability of treatment centers who cater to the Black or Latino recovery community, as their unique circumstances and cultures are largely unaddressed by substance abuse treatment centers.

At Evolutions, we have gone to considerable lengths to ensure every demographic in the United States is properly served by our substance abuse treatment program. The first step in this process is ensuring diversity among our clinical and administrative staff, which we have successfully achieved. Next, we have listened to our staff members and clients as they explain the struggles and concerns specific to their culture and community. Working with that knowledge, we have crafted a substance abuse treatment protocol which maintains a level of flexibility so that each client’s treatment plan may be tailored to address their specific needs and goals.

Recovery should be accessible to everyone who seeks it, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic. At Evolutions, we have worked diligently to establish a continuum of care which caters to each client’s individual needs established in their custom treatment plan. It is unfortunate that today’s society is still, by and large, unwilling to accept the fact that there are substantial disparities between the social tools and advantages available to caucasians opposed to minorities. Evolutions Treatment Center strives to be a positive example for the substance abuse treatment industry when it comes to caring for all clients equally.


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 visit www.evolutionstreatment.com