Providing the LGBT community a comfortable, safe alternative to traditional treatment programs for over 30 years.
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About Pride Institute
PRIDE Institute is committed to providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people a road to recovery through evidence-based substance abuse, sexual health, and mental health treatment. At PRIDE Institute, gay is understood; being LGBTQ+ is the norm not the exception. Our highly trained and skilled staff understands your issues and will help you live a happy, healthy life as a proud LGBTQ+ person. We can offer you hope to overcome your addiction and live the life you want.
PRIDE Institute has been providing treatment for the LGBTQ+ community for 30 years. PRIDE Institute opened its doors in 1986 as the nation’s first mental health treatment center dedicated to providing services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Since then, PRIDE has graduated more than 14,000 graduates hailing from every state in the country and even some from Canada.
At a glance
Exclusive support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people facing addiction, mental or sexual health concerns:
- LGBT Program
- Dual Diagnosis Licensure
- 24-Hour Nursing Care/Detox
- Serene, Retreat-Like Setting
- Holistic, Multi-Faceted Focus on Wellness
- Sexual Health Program
- Trauma Informed Treatment
- Highly Educated Treatment Team
- PRIDE Sober Support Program
- Kindred: Family Program
- Accepts Most Insurance
Our Treatment Philosophy
Pride Institute strengthens resiliency and enhances the wellness of LGBTQ+ people through mental health treatment programs grounded in the traditions of recovery while incorporating current evidence-based practices.
Director of Utilization Review
Director of Nursing
Director of Admissions
Director of Clinical Services
Our Residential Treatment Program is designed to assist persons in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for long-term recovery. All clients at PRIDE Institute participate in individual, couple, family and group therapies. The primary counselor works with the client to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of the client. Specialized Group Programming includes:
- Health Education
- LGBT Issues in Recovery
- HIV and Chronic Illness
- Grief and Loss
- Relapse Prevention
- Coping Skills
- Physical Health and Exercise
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Tobacco Recovery Education
- Sexual Health Program
- Women’s Support
- Transgender Support
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
The PRIDE Institute Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an option for clients who have stable living environments, and/or do not require extensive residential programming. For many, IOP is often a “stepdown” following participation in the residential program at PRIDE Institute or at another facility.
- Morning, Afternoon, or Evening Scheduling; Call for Times
- Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Therapy Options
- Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Focus
- AA, SCA, AI Anon support groups offered on site
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with 12-Step Facilitation
- Located on Primary Bus Route
- Weekly PRIDE Sober Support Group
- Step-Down Option From Residential Care
- Sexual Health Programming Options
Sober Support Group Meetings
Any LGBT person and/or Ally in recovery are welcome to attend the weekly, PRIDE Sober Support Groups which take place at both Residential and Outpatient locations. Call for details. The meetings are offered at no cost and participation is not time-limited.
Why LGBT-Specific Treatment?
Up to 33% of the lesbian and gay population have difficulty controlling their drug or alcohol use. The percentage is higher for transgender individuals.
LGBT people are 2-4 times more likely to experience depression and anxiety than heterosexuals.
Many LGBT people remain closeted in mainstream treatment and healthcare settings, reducing potential success in these programs.
The negative effects of internalized homonegativity/heterosexism can be complex and when not dealt with can lead to a cycle or relapse.
We specialize in the treatment of substance abuse, sexual health, mental health issues and their manifestations within LGBT clients.
At PRIDE Institute, members of the LGBT community are affirmed and celebrated.
Alumni & Friends
Real Life. Real Support. Real Recovery. The Alumni and Friends group is a component of PRIDE Institute designed to foster a strong, healthy LGBT recovering community through friendships, community service, and sober events (like the Fruit Bowl). Alumni activities range from weekly support groups, social events, recovery oriented service opportunities, recovery speakers’ bureau, shared hobbies, LGBT/HIV service work, and more.
Drug and Alcohol Self Assessment
Alcohol/Drug/Substance abuse, regardless of which drug it happens to be, can lead very quickly to dependence. Oftentimes, dependence develops without the realization that it is occurring. Do you wonder whether or not you have a problem with drug or alcohol abuse? Here are five questions that may help you look at your using behavior. Note: This self assessment is for information purposes only. It does not replace a formal evaluation by a medical or mental health professional.
Please call 800-547-7433 for a free phone evaluation with our admissions staff.
- Have you noticed a change in tolerance to your drug of choice (needing more or less of the drug to get the same desired effect or feeling less effect with the same amount)?
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms (body aches, tremors, nausea, headaches, etc.) after stopping use, or use to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms?
- Have you noticed a loss of control around your substance use? Are you using substances in larger amounts or for longer periods of time than you intended?
- Have you tried, with little or no success, to control your substance use (making efforts to cut down, having rules around use, and/or bargaining with yourself to limit your use)?
- Has your time spent using substances increased (including getting the substance, using it, and recovering from its effects)?
If you use drugs or alcohol and can answer Yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from taking a closer look at your use. We provide the LGBTQ+ community with drug and alcohol rehab services.
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How to Get Started
Listen to You
Everyone’s circumstances are different. We value the voice and thoughts of each of our clients, so before we make any suggestions toward treatment, we take the time to listen to you first. Only by listening are we able to properly assess a course of treatment.
Look At Your Options
Everyone’s road to recovery is unique. Our experienced admissions coordinators will help you select a one-of-a-kind, tailor-made treatment plan specifically designed for you or your loved one.
Schedule Your Visit
When you contact us, one of our knowledgeable admissions coordinators will assist you with all the details of scheduling an admission (health insurance verification, travel arrangements, etc.), making sure the transition into treatment is smooth and hassle-free.
OUR PAYMENT OPTIONS
PRIDE Institute accepts most major forms of insurance, self pay, and Minnesota state funding. We have worked with outside loan agencies, as well as provide financial counseling to help to eliminate this barrier to treatment. When considering paying for treatment, PRIDE Institute will help you understand your insurance co-pay and deductible if applicable. In addition, the staff can talk with you about Health Savings Accounts, borrowing against a retirement plan, or even a home equity loan to help cover costs for treatment. If you have any questions about payment options for our mental health services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Unfortunately because of our licensure, we do not accept Medicare or out of state Medicaid programs.
We work with most of the major health insurance providers
14400 Martin Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 800-547-7433
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
- Minnesota Department of Human Services Minnesota Department of Health
- Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
- National Association of Lesbian/Gay Addiction Professionals
- Employee Assistance Professionals Association Quorum LGBT Chamber of Commerce