LGBTQ Substance Abuse Peer Support Group at Lansing’s Salus Center

BTL Staff
By | 2019-10-02T15:23:08-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Salus Center’s Substance Abuse Peer Support Group will meet for the second time this month to talk about substance abuse. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month and invites everyone who feels that they may need help tackling their or a friend or family member’s substance abuse problems.
“It’s for anyone struggling with substance abuse in their life whether that be: someone who is, or they think they are, in active addiction, the family member or loved one in active addiction or maybe someone just looking for validation/comfort as to how their lives have been affected by substance abuse,” write event organizers. “Our goal is to create a network of people who affirm/validate one another while also connecting each other with information/resources. We strive to maintain a comfortable environment for LGBTQ people (especially POC) to have a protected space to speak about their experiences. Meetings are confidential; what is shared remains in the room. The guest list for this event is also hidden to preserve confidentiality.”
The group meets in an a wheelchair-accesible space with an all-gender bathroom. Any questions about the meetings should be posed to Julia Rodriquez who responds to direct messages via the Salus Center’s Facebook page: gaybe.am/25. The Salus Center is located at 408 S. Washington Square in Lansing.

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