PRIDE Institute Philosophy
At PRIDE Institute, gay is understood; being LGBT is the norm not the exception. Our highly trained and skilled staff understands your issues and will help you live a happy, healthy life as a proud LGBT person. We can offer you hope to overcome your addiction and live the life you want.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Meet the Staff
Patrick Zhao, M.D.
Dr. Patrick Zhao is the Medical Director at PRIDE Institute, clinical director at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services of Minnesota DHS and psychiatric consultant to MOFAS and VCF clinics at the University of Minnesota. Having worked in the areas of health care and health care research for over the past two decades, Dr. Zhao is certified for general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Rehabs.com 360 Guide
ABOUT PRIDE INSTITUTE IN EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
PRIDE Institute, located in Eden Prairie, Minn. offers residential and outpatient treatment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health. The facility was founded in 1986 and has served over 14,000 clients in its more than 30 year history. In addition to substance abuse services, PRIDE also provides programming for individuals dealing with sexual compulsivity or avoidance.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients begin by calling the facility to speak with a mental health admissions counselor. Most clients remain in treatment for an average of 25 days, although 60 and 90-day stays can be accommodated.
The facility’s treatment program uses the 12-Step method as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). PRIDE Institute places a particular emphasis on helping clients deal with heterosexism, which they define as “stigmatization of nonheterosexual forms of emotional and affectional expression, sexual behavior or community.” Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy as well as education on HIV and sexual health, relapse prevention, cognitive skills, anger management, spiritual resources, coping skills development, and physical exercise.
PRIDE Institute also offers unique treatments and therapy including expressive arts therapies, a body image support group, and a transgender support group. Families are included in the treatment program through specialized family programming and family therapy.
The clinical team at PRIDE Institute includes medical doctors, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, mental health clinicians, therapists, and counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
PRIDE Institute offers 42 beds for adult clients on a five acre property in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minn. The facility is equipped with an indoor fitness center and gymnasium to increase the client’s comfort while in treatment. There are also additional amenities for clients to enjoy including a fire pit, arbor, and creek.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At time of writing, the eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility positive feedback. Seven of the eight alumni said they would recommend PRIDE Institute to a friend or family member seeking treatment.
G.B., the client who had a negative experience at the facility, said that PRIDE Institute met state guidelines but failed to meet his specific needs. He thought the facility was understaffed and that staff was unorganized. The other reviewers spoke highly of their experiences there. Three alumni said they relapsed after leaving PRIDE Institute.
Many alumni mentioned that they chose the facility specifically because of its specialty in LBGT+ clients. One alum commented, “Caregivers are strong when I needed my butt kicked yet compassionate when I needed a shoulder.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member of a client polled by Rehabs.com. The reviewer said he would recommend PRIDE Institute to others. The anonymous loved one gave the facility four out of five stars for affordability, but complained about it being “very expensive!!!” He gave the facility four stars for cleanliness, and four stars for exercise options.
The loved one agreed that that facility staff are experienced and well-trained, and said he was not sure whether there are many counseling options to choose from or the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems. He felt that a strength of the facility was that they treat “gay men and women openly.” He added, “Too expensive..It's always about the $$$.”
There is currently no information provided by PRIDE Institute regarding its costs. However, the facility accepts most major forms of insurance including Minnesota state funding. PRIDE Institute does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. The facility offers to counsel clients about working with outside loan agencies and other methods of paying for treatment.
Published on January 2018
User ReviewsReview this Center
Please note: Anyone attempting to manipulate or spam our system or the providers’ own listing pages risks having all content removed.
Rehabs.com is a third-party resource for consumers seeking addiction treatment.
We list thousands of treatment providers throughout the U.S., often including alumni and staff ratings and reviews, and Rehabs.com 360 Guides that provide valuable information for people making difficult decisions. Rehabs.com is not influenced in regards to its ratings or reviews by any treatment center or its sponsors, and we clearly designate advertiser relationships with "Sponsor" or "Ad" or "Advertisement”.
Official Facility Response
Flag For Review
Official Facility Response
Official Facility Feedback
Flag For Review
Rehabs.com does its very best to publish the most up-to-date treatment prices by requesting this information directly from the facility, or in some cases, sourcing this information from the facility’s website. Total costs may vary due to individuals' unique treatment needs. Please contact the facility directly for the most accurate price quote.