Each patient will meet with a qualified therapist in multiple intensive individual sessions throughout the week. Focus is spent on assisting the patient in identifying core issues that contribute to their addiction and beginning the process of resolving them. Focus is also spent on addressing underlying mental health, trauma and family issues that are part of the overall clinical picture.
Each patient will participate in between daily group sessions. Group therapy assists the patient in acquiring necessary support and begins the process of achieving sobriety. Focus is spent on understanding brain science behind sexual addiction and assisting patients in completing task work designed to help facilitate recovery.
Based upon the patient’s clinical needs, he may participate in couples or family therapy. Including family members and significant others is imperative if successful treatment outcomes are to be reached. At Paradise Creek, as part of the overall treatment process, family members will be invited into the therapeutic process either by telephone, or other computerized methods. This can be a great help to facilitate relationship repair and increase empathy.
Each patient, in conjunction with their therapist will develop a relapse prevention plan while they are at Paradise Creek. This will include a schedule for ongoing treatment and an outline of what they can do as well as what they must avoid in order to stay sober. A Paradise Creek staff member will also make periodic contacts with the therapist to follow their progress. In addition, alumni are invited to participate in the weekly After Care group, free of charge.
Patients are encouraged to participate in daily exercise which may include using treadmills and other exercise equipment, walking on a walking trial and yoga. Combining mind and body health greatly contributes to the ability one has to get sober and research shows that participating in regular exercise helps to increase the neural plasticity of the brain.
Patients will participate in experiential/activity groups that focus on recovery principles. Once per week, patients attend recreational activities that may include the ropes courses, camp fires, hikes, art, and other forms of therapeutic expression. These groups help build skills such as problem solving, strategy, open-mindedness, compassion, and empathy.
5 times a week, patients participate in recovery seminars that focus on addiction recovery issues, bringing to light the science behind sexual addiction. These seminars provide education and resources to our patients, encouraging success and recovery through more accessible information.
Patients participate daily in a 12-step meeting, ensuring they are on track to real, meaningful and lasting recovery. During these meetings, patients have an opportunity to strengthen one another and work alongside other patients to achieve healing and success.