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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sex addiction bias

October 14, 2022

The Enduring Stigma Around Sex Addiction

Stigma involves negative attitudes and assumptions about something or someone based on distinguishing characteristics. With people, these characteristics may be related to mental or physical health and ability, and are often traits someone has no choice or control over. Stigma and all forms of addiction have a long, problematic history, but stigma attached to sex addiction stands especially prevalent. Learning why this is may actually help to change it.

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men bonding

October 10, 2022

The Reason for Roommates: Why Support During Treatment Helps

Whether you’re struggling with addiction issues, mental health challenges, or both, interacting with people who have shared similar experiences offers a powerful connection. Acceptance. A sense that you’re working together toward a common goal. Plus, if you’re awake in the middle of the night and could use someone to talk to, you’ve got someone close by who may be able to lend an ear.

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