WHAT WE DO
DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES
SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Persad Center recognizes addiction as a disease that if left untreated can result in a variety of negative consequences including health problems, legal problems, relationship problems, financial problems, and even death.
Persad recognizes that when LGBTQ+ people suffer from addiction that they may be better treated by a specialist who not only knows addiction treatment, but also is sensitive and competent in LGBTQ+ cultures.
LGBTQ+ identity does not cause addiction, but it may complicate recovery from addiction. Persad therapists are able to help individuals to stop addictive patterns and to learn how to live as an LGBTQ+ person without drugs.
DRUG & ALCOHOL DUAL DIAGNOSIS INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
Persad Center’s Drug and Alcohol Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the first LGBT-competent IOP in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The IOP is a structured program for those individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues and who need more support than traditional outpatient therapy. The IOP is often a step down from inpatient treatment and/or partial hospitalization. To learn more about this program, click here.
OUTPATIENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Our Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment program can provide education, individual, group, and/or couples counseling. We are also are able to help if you have psychiatric problems in addition to your addiction. Persad gives priority to populations that have been designated by the state of Pennsylvania as high risk. Those populations are pregnant injection drug users, pregnant substance users, injection drug users, and all others.
For more information about substance abuse treatment or to sign up, please call our Service Access Coordinator, Nancy Ferri.