208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011

Building Hours

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Our LGBT communities face a number of health disparities, including a greater risk for alcohol and substance use. To combat this, The Center offers assistance for people struggling with substance use. From individual and group counseling to support for significant others and a licensed outpatient treatment program for people ages 13 and up, The Center has the tools you need to help you through the recovery process.

The Center is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our LGBT community, and our recovery program incorporates a range of holistic services. If you would like help leading a healthier life, The Center is here for you.

For more information about our recovery programs, please call 646.556.9300 or email


Are you struggling with sobriety, or do you know someone who is? The Center offers the only New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) licensed, outpatient substance use treatment program specifically designed for the LGBT community. Using an abstinence-based model, The Center’s recovery program is a medically supervised, intensive program for substance use and dependence.

Clients receive an individualized treatment plan, weekly one-on-one counseling and facilitated group support. The Center’s recovery services include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Medical assessments
  • Psychiatric evaluations and psychotropic medication management
  • Supportive counseling for significant others
  • Alcohol and substance use education
  • Community outreach and education
  • DUI assessments
  • Recovery maintenance

Screening, intake, medical assessment and counselor assignment are required for all group participants. Please contact The Center for details about Medicaid, insurance coverage, out-of-network reimbursement and sliding scale payment options. Length of treatment is assessed on a case-by-case basis, but generally lasts 6-12 months, with the first three months being more intensive.

If you, or someone you know, is at least 18 years of age and would like to lead a healthier, sober life, The Center is here to help.

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The Center’s outpatient substance use treatment program for youth is designed specifically to help LGBTQ+ young people, ages 13 and older, make healthy decisions about drugs and alcohol. This program is the first of its kind, and our unique setting provides access to mentors, internships and support.

Visit our safe, inclusive space where everyone is accepted for who they are. Treatment combines weekly individual and group counseling, with participants asked to attend the program three-to-five times a week depending on work/school commitments. MetroCards and snacks are available, and incentives can be earned when treatment benchmarks are met.

Insurance is accepted and sliding scale fees are available for those without insurance. No one is turned away for inability to provide insurance or payment.

For more information about our youth recovery program, please call 646.358.1745 or email

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Overcoming a dependency is a major challenge and requires the right tools and support. The Center hosts a number of support groups that meet to discuss the basics of addiction, challenges of abstinence and techniques to avoid relapse.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with addiction or recovery, The Center has a support group that can help with these challenges. For more information on groups, topics and to find out when a particular group is meeting, please visit The Center’s Community Calendar. We offer:

  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Counseling for Significant Others
  • HIV and Recovery Support
  • Foundations for Recovery
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If you have questions about recovery or are looking for more information, The Center can help. In addition to our groups and programming that address substance use, we provide resources to help our community lead healthier, sober lives. From prevention, treatment and recovery programs to public health information about addiction, The Center is here for you. To learn more, please contact us or visit our Recovery Resources section.

For professionals, teachers and other services providers, please visit our Professional Resources section to find out more about the resources The Center can connect you with.


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