Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

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.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

Our Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment program can provide education, individual, group and/or couples counseling. In addition, we 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.