group of men gathered in addiction support group

February 28, 2024

Inpatient, Outpatient, or IOP?

Behavioral health services and addiction recovery treatment programs can be described as inpatient, outpatient, or intensive outpatient (IOP). The biggest differences among each of the three are in the complexity and severity of the conditions they treat, the length of the programs, and the patients’ living arrangements.

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Upset wife after learning truth from husband

January 15, 2024

Partners of Sex Addicts Face The Pain of Discovery

Partners of sex addicts often tell us that the discovery of the betrayal is one of the most traumatizing aspects of dealing with a sexually addicted spouse. Specifically, the way they found out is what partners tend to say is the most painful.

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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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