Substance Use and Harm Reduction

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February 2023: We have recently added two fields to our request form. You will see LGBTQ-owned? and AAILA-owned? on some entries. These are self-declared fields. AAILA is 'African, Asian, Indigenous, Latin American'.

Substance Use and Harm Reduction

  • Al-Anon • Website Al-Anon • Eno River Unitarian Church. 4907 Garrett Road, Durham NC 27707 • 919-713-1516 • This is an Al-Anon meeting on Friday evenings at 6:30 for LGBTQ people who have a problem with someone else’s drinking.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous • LGBT AA meeting on Mondays 6:30pm to 7:30pm held at Duke Memorial Church. Please refer to meeting schedule for District 32 AA meetings
  • Bill Gibbons, MEd, LCAS • 919-724-0916 •  • 1208 Sedgefield Street, Durham,NC 27705 • Website • Therapy/counseling for alcoholics, addicts, partners of, adults who grew up in families of. Most of my clients are stable in recovery and are working on the deeper growth issues. Specialize in LGBTQ community. And those infected or affected by HIV. I am an out gay man.
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous: D-Icers • 1201 N Roxboro St, Durham NC 27701 • • Website • Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they can help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous: Pipe Down • 725 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh NC 27605 • • Website • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a 12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth. Fridays 7:00 pm
  • Hollie Bowers, MS Clinical Counseling Intern • 3364483022 •  • Telehealth for individuals in NC • Website As a clinical counseling intern at Salem Counseling & Consulting PLLC, I offer affordable online therapy at $30 per session for individuals in NC. I am dedicated to creating a safe and affirming space for individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly, neurodivergent-affirming, and sex positive. I utilize an eclectic, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach, drawing from various techniques to tailor interventions to each client's unique needs. With experience in mental health and substance use, I assist individuals and couples with diverse issues: substance use/addiction, PTSD/trauma, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, relationship challenges, LGBTQIA+ issues and identity exploration, and BIPOC/multicultural support. If you're seeking an open-minded and inclusive counselor, let's connect for a free 15-minute phone consultation. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • LaVare Leith Foundation • 1013 Sycamore Street, Durham NC 27707 • 919-627-0471 • • Website • The LaVare Leith Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that offers scholarships to individuals looking to enter a recovery residence or treatment facility. Scholarships are based on an application and interview process and vary in amounts.
  • Morse Clinic of Durham • (919) 294-9621 • 4119 Capitol Street Durham, North Carolina 27704 • Website The Morse Clinics is an organization dedicated to the treatment of opioid use disorder. We offer Medication Assisted Treatment, which is a well-researched, evidence based treatment approach for Opioid Use Disorder involving Heroin, Fentanyl or Prescription Pain Medication, and other Opioids.

    The Morse Clinics recognize that Opioid Use Disorder is a chronic medical illness that affects the person, the family, the work environment, and the community. We believe that the illness is best treated medically with pharmacotherapy (Methadone or Buprenorphine) and clinically with counseling. This combination of medication and therapy is considered to be the Gold Standard of treatment for Opioid Use Disorder by SAMHSA. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition - Durham • 919-370-0671 • • Harm reduction resources, including syringe access and free naloxone. Everyone welcome and treated with respect, including people who are actively using drugs, people who do sex work, and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

    We offer syringes appropriate for HRT use, syringe disposal, safer sex supplies, peer support, and linkage to health and social resources.

    Deliveries available on Mondays 1:00 – 6:00 pm, call/text/signal before noon on Monday to set up a delivery.

    Mobile outreach on Wednesdays 1:00 – 6:00 pm, call/text/signal for locations.

    Fixed site hours on Fridays, 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Elizabeth St UMC (inside the office of Recovery Community of Durham), 1209 N. Elizabeth St, Durham, NC 27701 (knock or ring on Elizabeth St. door by the back parking lot.) LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Rehab Spot • •  Website • Rehab Spot is a free resource for people looking to be supported in their recovery. You can use the website to look at online resources or use the helpline to be connected with a dedicated treatment provider in your area. Sliding scale and insurance options are available once you are connected with a provider. Our main goal is to lessen the stigma around substance abuse treatment, to help those who are struggling with abuse find the help they need to live a healthy and sober life!
  • SMART Recovery Meeting for LGBTQIA+ and Allies • 919.316.9179 •  • Suite B (Orange Door) 1803 Chapel Hill Road Durham, NC 27707 • Website FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn • People join SMART meetings to get support for addiction to all types of problematic behaviors including drugs, alcohol, gambling, cigarettes, food and more.  Meetings are, like most recovery groups, free to attend, contributions to pay for materials and to send back to SMART HQ are appreciated but never required.

    This meeting is intentionally creating a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ folk and supportive allies. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No