sex addiction

June 21, 2023

A Clinical Expert’s Take on Sex Addiction

When we start the conversation about sex addiction, some of the first questions often asked are, Is sex addiction real? And, Can a sex addiction be a mental health disorder? Sex addiction may be one of the most misunderstood, maligned, or even flatly denied addictions. However, compulsive sexual behavior disorder is recognized in the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases, and we at Gentle Path at The Meadows understand how compulsive sexual behavior impacts your life.

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gay sex addiction

April 28, 2023

Is Sex Addiction Different for Gay Men?

The idea of sexual addiction lives almost squarely in the straightest of boxes. We assume it’s a guy who took pornography too far or gets caught acting out sexually, maybe someone whose wife or girlfriend has finally had enough and insisted he get help before she’s out the door.

But sex addiction (aka hypersexuality) isn’t limited to heterosexual men. Not by a long shot.

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woman rebuilding trust with husband

January 31, 2023

When Your Partner Is (Or Was) a Sex Addict

So your partner has completed treatment for sex addiction. That’s a big step! Whether you’ve been with him the whole way or met him during or after treatment, you’re probably wondering what your relationship will look like going forward. It’s no small feat to support a significant other through recovery. At the same time, you may be in need of your own healing and restoration of trust.

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Experiential Art Therapy at Gentle Path

October 18, 2022

Experiential Therapy Activities in Treatment

Therapy is an essential part of treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. While most of us think of therapy as sitting in a room talking to a therapist (or lying on a big leather couch like in the movies), therapy actually comes in all shapes and sizes. Traditional talk therapy is an old standby, but experiential therapy activities for addiction treatment and mental health can bring holistic healing through incorporation and integration of the mind and the body.

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