Sober spaces such as coffee shops, bookstores, and sober pride spots are popping up all over the US and Canada, providing a safe and sober space for the LGBTQ+ community to gather. A quick search of spaces in your area will likely yield results, some of these establishments include:
Cuties Coffee Shop East Hollywood, CA
Queer Chocolatier Muncie, Indiana
Ori Gallery Portalnd, OR
The Hangout DC Washington, DC
The LGBTQ+ community is susceptible to higher rates of substance use disorders, however the resources available to meet the needs of this community are still not enough. As of 2019 we have started to see a rise in care and groups focused on supporting this population, and with continued funding and awareness this is expected to grow in the coming years.
While there is still work to be done to make recovery inclusive to all, we hope providing these resources is a start.
About Herren Wellness
When you come here, you are immediately connected with a thriving community of people at all stages of their recovery journey. We introduce healthy habits and routines centered around emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness that provide a solid foundation for rediscovering your interests, experiencing joy in sobriety, and building structure and routine.
We provide several alumni support communities, including a weekly recovery support group, monthly alumni meeting, and online alumni community you can access anytime. Your connection to Herren Wellness doesn’t end when your stay ends; we are there for you throughout your recovery journey.
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