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Alcohol & Drugs

We're here to help LGBTQ+ people reduce harm associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs by providing linkage to a range of relevant supportive services. 

We work with our clients in a supportive and non-judgmental way, whether their interest is to get support to reduce or stop use, to be able to use in a safer manner or become more informed about drug use. 

Mild to Wild Sex + Substance Use support group

Mild to Wild, our discussion group about sex and substance use, meets regularly in Buffalo, NY, and Jamestown, NY. Click here to register or email groups@pridecenterwny.org for more information. 

LGBTQ-Affirmative AA Groups

There are two community LGBTQ+ affirmative AA groups. These AA groups are independently organized and facilitated by members of the community.

Contemporary Women and Friends AA
When: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Central Park United Methodist Church, 216 Beard Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214

Friday Night Lights AA
When: Fridays
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Evergreen Commons 262 Georgia Street, Buffalo, NY 14201

Substance User Support at Evergreen Health

As an affiliate of Evergreen Health, we work with Evergreen to offer support to LGBTQ+ individuals who use substances. Our staff can help with linkage to the Harm Reduction Center at Evergreen Health.
The Harm Reduction Center can provide:
  • Access to clean syringes and works
  • Overdose Prevention Training (Narcan)
  • One-on-one support
  • Support Groups
  • Harm Reduction education for professionals and community groups
The Harm Reduction Center can connect you with:
  • Medication assisted treatment
  • Detox and inpatient treatment
  • Counseling
  • Case management
  • Medical care
  • Other support services
For more information, you can contact the Pride Center at 716-852-7743 or contact Evergreen Health directly at 716-847-2441.

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