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Sexual Addiction Rehab?
By they_speak
11/3/2013 4:16:49 PM
I'm reading Russell Brand's autobiography 'My Booky Wook' (lol) and it start with him going to Keystone treatment center ( http://www.keystonecenter.net/sex_addiction.html ) in Philadelphia for sex addiction. Which is funny 'cause I had no idea that would be a theme, possibly thee theme, of his book (I failed to read the cover). I just get a kick out of the guy and thought I'd see what he had to say. I don't know where it goes yet but i've read snipets of articles on line and in one he said he's glad he went. Which isn't surprising. His story, from what I've gathered so far, could come right out of the White Book. Out of control.

I've wanted to go to something like this for years and always wondered why we don't hear more about treatment centers that offer help for sexual obsessive/compulsive behavior when I swear it's a bigger problem than drugs (in quantity at least...perhaps the horrific 'quality' is what often get's drug abuse all the attention). Anyway, has anyone ever gone to something like this? I don't know how much it costs but I'd spend all the riches in ancient Ethiopia if I had too. The reason I've always wanted to go is because I work well in focused structured environments. And, without them...I just don't know if I'll ever get through step 4 etc etc. I just struggle so hard with lasting attention. I don't know. Maybe i'm making excuses. But it would be nice to just work on this bastard sun up to sun down for a month or so. Build a more substantial foundation from which to work from when thrown back into the real world. Thoughts?

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Oh, Yeah    
"I have wanted to go to rehab, as well. After all, we are dealing with chemical dependancy here. Except with sex addiction, or bodies create the chemicals.

...Girlie"
posted at 18:07:11 on November 3, 2013 by Anonymous
Hey speak    
"My husband went to drug rehab. I went to family programs (a lot of rehab centers have those), they really helped me. I'm ADD and I could keep involved in all that was going on. I loved to be in a room where everyone understood what I was saying. It was where I started feeling most comfortable. I actually loved the family program. Now I didn't live there like the hubby did and he doesn't love structured environments. He didn't love everything about it, but it gave us tools we still use today.
That was my experience with drug rehab, I imagine they are similar but different. They also worked on his pornography addiction, they talked a lot about the similarities with all addictions. The way life was going for us...rehab was the best option. I'm thankful for rehab...it was tough (we did almost 100 days), but worth it. "
posted at 20:01:15 on November 3, 2013 by Summer
D. Weiss    
"Intensive therapy. 5 days, has worked for many people and couples I have had contact with.
Hero
I have not been here for awhile. Hate to start out with the Dr. Weiss post. But you asked. I also did the Brain Optimization therapy for trauma. Amazing experience and helpful."
posted at 10:13:49 on November 6, 2013 by Hero
ain't no thang Hero    
"You know I never hated much on your affinity for Dr. Doug. I'm just not sure 5 days is enough lol.

Summer, first of all, g.d.it I love you. Second, 100 days? Eff word. That's hessian. Do you have any specific results post rehab?

I can totally dig the ADD thing. That's honestly probably more why I want to go than anything!..uhg... stupid concentration. Actually, it's not even concentration itself. God knows I can be nearly obsessive with focus when I'm interested and stimulated. I'm just so easily distracted. "Hey!, butterfly (Facebook)!". A place with no 'butterflies' might do me well.

P.s. girlie, agreed. I'd I go I'll for sure let you know how it went :)"
posted at 18:05:20 on November 6, 2013 by they_speak
We would have hung in high school!    
"I love you too!
So lasting huh?...well communication is better than it was but it isn't as good as it was in rehab. Having a referee aka counselor present for all talks was helpful. Husband has been drug free since (so far lasting on that front) he has relapsed on porn. Hubby is monitored (random drug screens) so having a drug replase would be difficult for him...porn he can lie about. Husband is now open with me about drug cravings (another lasting item, thus far), and they seem to be farther and farther apart... So glad! When he thinks about using he gets a flash back of rehab...and he doesn't wanna go back. He wasn't really at rock bottom or really wanting help with his drug problem. So they had to bring him to rock bottom. It was an intervention, not by me...I was doing my codepenant thing at the time and helping him hide the drug problem (wow I was wiggity wiggity whack!) So dang....if you're going in humble, knowing you have a problem and work on it all day everyday, I could see how progress could really happen fast. You know what was cool?...I did the family program over and over (it was the only way I could see my husband), but even though the class information stayed the same (a recipe for an ADD nightmare), the people changed every session. I got new ways to look at the same problem. Oh and bonus ADD fun...they had arts and craft time...so you can draw your own butterflies :-) Facebook will be gone, along with all cell phones (if it's like my husbands program). But it was nice, he was so addicted to his phone and needed a break. You're a smart dude and know it's not a cure all...but it gives some pretty great tools and being engulfed in recovery like that you really get through some stuff. My husband still does out patient therapy.
I'm interested to hear what you decide."
posted at 21:08:15 on November 6, 2013 by Summer
Add    
"Look into the Brain Optimization Therapy for the addiction and the add along with the 5 day intensive. I am brave enough to say that if Doug cannot help you....then you might need to be locked up! Just kidding! Sorry not funny, just trying to make a point."
posted at 01:28:55 on November 7, 2013 by Hero
@Hero--    
"Wait. Will you tell me more about this Brain Optimization thing? Seriously, it sounds very interesting. Googled it. But what really happens?

--Girlie"
posted at 13:17:00 on November 7, 2013 by Anonymous


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