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Our comprehensive program addresses sexual addictions, unresolved trauma, and co-occurring issues, going beyond symptoms to explore root issues and lay the groundwork for lasting healing.
Group and one-on-one therapy are just the beginning. We employ a wide range of methods and modalities, including valuable peer support, to address each person’s unique needs.
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Change takes work, but it can’t be harder than living with unresolved addiction, trauma, and other disorders. If you or someone you love needs help, we’re ready and waiting.
Addiction and mental health issues often go hand in hand
Many people dealing with an addiction have at least one mental health disorder as well, and those dealing with one addiction are more at risk of developing additional addictions. This presence of two or more disorders at the same time, referred to as co-occurring disorders, is very common.
When someone is in pain or feels distress, it’s understandable that they would try to self-medicate in an attempt to alleviate those unwanted feelings. That means someone struggling with depression or anxiety might turn to drugs or alcohol to numb their symptoms. Substance misuse often occurs in conjunction with sexual addiction issues, lowering inhibitions and making it easier to rationalize compulsive or harmful behaviors.
Common triggers for dysfunctional responses include:
When it comes to a dual diagnosis, one issue exacerbates the other. That’s why integrated treatment that addresses both conditions in the same setting concurrently is so important. At Gentle Path, we address the underlying causes and relationship of these co-occurring disorders to help facilitate not just temporary change but long-term recovery.
It is not uncommon for sexual addiction issues to lead to drug addiction or vice versa. The link between the two is often reinforced when people rely on substances to escape the emotional consequences of their actions rather than getting help.
As with drugs, alcohol misuse is a common companion to sex addiction, and those who drink to excess increase the likelihood of high-risk behaviors such as acting out sexually. Long-term alcohol addiction can destroy physical health and relationships.
Caused by many factors, most involving trauma of some type, depression can be debilitating and take a toll on a person’s wellbeing. If left untreated, depression can damage relationships and career, severely impacting quality of life.
Anxiety disorders share the common symptoms of excited, intense, and enduring fear or concern in circumstances where a person typically wouldn’t feel scared or worried. Individuals experience intense, sustained distress and nervousness ranging from mild to severe.
Also known as manic depression, this condition characterized by intense ups and downs is life-disrupting. Those suffering from it are more vulnerable to self-medicating, with some turning to drugs or alcohol to manage their mood fluctuations.
These rigid and unhealthy patterns of thinking, functioning, and behaving often result in barriers to intimacy that can manifest as problematic sexual behaviors developed in an attempt to relate to others in a way that makes sense to the person with the disorder.
Gentle Path is a safe, nurturing community composed of peers where your journey of recovery will include not just dealing with outward behaviors but examining the underlying causes. The goal is to gain the courage to face difficult issues (including grief and loss), heal from emotional trauma, and become accountable for your feelings, behaviors, and recovery.
Taking that first step is hard, but there’s a new life of health and hope just waiting for you. The next chapter of your life can begin now, but only you can change your story.
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