**There will be no meeting for this support group on Monday, 5/30 in observance of Memorial Day**

About This Support Group

Research suggests that members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. However, more than 1 in 6 LGBTQ+ individuals refuse to seek addiction treatment or counseling due to anticipated discrimination and bias. This fear of coming out and opening to others can lead to an increased risk of self-sabotaging behavior, addiction, and higher risk of mental illness.  

Our LGBTQ+ Recovery Support Group provides a stigma-free and inclusive space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and offers insight and knowledge to navigate a healthier lifestyle, ranging from relationships to gender and sexual identity to social injustices. These virtual meetings are free and open to the public and are facilitated by our Mountainside recovery coaches. If you’re struggling with mental health issues, drug addiction, or alcoholism as a member of the LGBTQ community, you’ll find support and solace here. 

**To maintain the privacy and safety of our community, attending this support group for educational or research purposes is not permitted. However, you may find helpful information through our drug glossary and blog.** 

Support Groups

It is often said that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. Having a strong support system is paramount to your sobriety and recovery journey. At Mountainside, we offer a wide range of in-person and virtual support groups for individuals in recovery and friends and families with loved ones in recovery. These groups are designed to help you stay connected to like-minded individuals regardless of where you are.

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