AOD Section

Alcohol & Drug Services

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Treatment services: 614-645-6839
Prevention services: 614-645-2457 or 614-645-1342
Harm Reduction Services: 614-645-2750

Office Hours:  
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 
8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday


[email protected]

LGBTQ+ Recovery Group

LGBTQ+ Services (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning+). 

Professional, caring services catered to the LGBTQ community that emphasize hope and recovery from alcohol or drug abuse. 

Treatment Services 

  • Assessment, individual, and group counseling
  • Groups for individuals of all genders
  • Outpatient treatment 

Topics Covered 

  • Coming out and self-acceptance
  • Establishing family of choice
  • Coping with social stigma and heterosexism
  • Addressing internalized negative beliefs
  • Emotional and physical safety

Why LGBTQ-Specific Services 

The LGBTQ community experiences substance abuse at much higher rates than the general population. Why is this? Though acceptance has grown for the LGBTQ community in recent years, homophobia and transphobia have persisted, leading often to violence, discrimination, and barriers to care for the community. The LGBTQ group offers a safe space to share and get support. 

How to Enroll/Refer

Contact the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program at 614-645-6839.