Comprehensive Outpatient Addictions Treatment Centers
Union Square: (212) 627-9600
Brooklyn: (718) 342-6700
M - F: 9a - 9p, S: 9a - 2p

Specific, Sensitive, Dignified, Alcohol and Drug Treatment

DIGNITY A program dedicated to recovery and sobriety for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

Realization Center is one of the first outpatient programs in New York City dedicated to enhancing the lives and serving the needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The Center is proud to continue in its 27 year commitment to the health and well being of the Lesbian and Gay community. Realization Center has created and maintains an atmosphere of safety and comfort so necessary to anyone who is troubled and seeks assistance. Our mission is to reach out with a loving, empowering set of solutions.

A 12-Step philosophy is an integral part of the clinical program while group therapy, individual counseling, chemical dependency education and partner involvement constitute the psychodynamic core of the Center’s approach.


The Dignity program is unique and tailored to meet the needs of the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual /Transgender community. The Program provides on site information and assessment, group, couples, and individual counseling for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender persons and their partners experiencing difficulty with the following:

  • Alcohol and other drug dependency
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • AIDS /HIV positive issues
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors
  • Sexuality issues
  • Relationship issues for addict and the co-addict
  • Incest/child abuse
  • Eating disorders/Food Addiction
  • Couples conflict resolution/intimacy issues
  • Sexual Identity and crossover issues
  • Crisis Interventions
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Medication Management

Our medical/psychiatric staff provides dual diagnosis services for those seeking assistance for addiction along with psychological or emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, bipolar illness, and bereavement/loss. The Dignity program is staffed by LCSW’s, CASAC’s, MDs who are experts in the fields of substance abuse, mental health and sexuality. All are trained to provide gay-affirming, compassionate and comprehensive care.

This program is created to affirm the DIGNITY of recovering gay, lesbian and bisexual addicts and their partners, families and community members. Established in 1984, we are proud to have been the first treatment program in the tri-state area to respond to this need.

In addition to an individual structured, 12 Step focused drug and alcohol program, Realization Center provides a safe and secure environment to address such issues as:

Alternative Lifestyles

* Coming Out
* Internal and External Homophobia
* Socialization and Sobriety Skills

Sexual Compulsivity and Addiction

* Trauma
* Incest/Child Abuse
* Rape

Intimacy and Relationship

* Codependency
* Couples Conflict Resolution


* Grief and Loss


* Education and Counseling
* Transitional Support System

Drug Treatment in New York City

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