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Why Choose Us

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What Sets Us Apart?

Sex is part of a normal, healthy life, but when sexual activities or thoughts become consuming or habit-forming, it crosses the line into addiction. There are also other sexual issues or problems that don’t fit the criteria for Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD), but they still cause distress and can benefit from treatment.

Gentle Path at The Meadows is uniquely designed to treat these complex issues. We provide a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers where men are guided along their journey of recovery by looking not just at problematic behaviors but at the root causes behind acting out. The goal is for each person who comes through our doors to gain the courage to face difficult issues, heal from trauma, and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery.

Effective, Innovative Treatment From Leaders in the Field

Gentle Path’s founder, Dr. Patrick Carnes, is a world-renowned expert on sex addiction treatment. As the primary architect of the Gentle Path program, he created a highly effective treatment plan featuring his innovative 30-task model.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Anyone who comes to us to address their sexual addiction issues follows a proven timeline designed to help them identify, understand, treat, and overcome their addictions. This includes six weeks of inpatient treatment, preparing each patient to continue the healing process once they return home. Treatment begins with a detailed series of assessments designed to identify the addictions and underlying issues that feed and compound sex addiction. This information guides the creation of a completely personalized treatment plan that includes the most progressive and well-researched sex addiction and trauma treatment available.

Industry Accreditation & Oversight

We are accredited by The Joint Commission and have been awarded their gold seal, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to safe, quality treatment that works. Joint Commission standards focus on a wide range of functions that are essential to providing safe, high-quality care. The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards set high expectations for our continued performance, and we work hard to continue to meet or exceed them.

Sexual Addiction is Just the Beginning

Gentle Path at The Meadows was designed especially for men dealing with sexual addiction issues, but we’ve also found that many of the men we treat have trauma at the core of their behavior. They may also come to us with co-occurring substance abuse or mental health disorders that we will address concurrently.

What We Treat

  • Sexual Compulsivity
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Internet Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Anorexia
  • Emotional Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Trauma
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders

A History of Healing

For more than four decades, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has helped patients heal from a variety of issues and disorders, addressing not just symptoms or behaviors, but providing the tools needed to get to the root cause and achieve lasting recovery. Clinicians and professionals trust us because of our impeccable reputation for quality, integrity, and proven results.

For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem …. Gentle Path at The Meadows helps the sexual addict get to a point where he can build a life free from the desperation of being caught in addiction.

— Dr. Patrick Carnes

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