Addiction Interaction Disorder - Intensive Outpatient Program
The Addiction Interaction Disorder Treatment Program for sexual addiction is an open, voluntary program of intensive psycho-education and group psychotherapy designed to focus on recovery from sexual compulsivity. The core recovery material used is the Recovery Start Kit innovatively created by Dr. Patrick Carnes with a focus on the first 130 days of recovery.
The program is appropriate for adults who are:
- Struggling with chronic relapse, continuing out-of-control behaviors despite therapy or 12-step work
- Those recently discharged from a treatment center, experiencing acute escalation of addictive sexual behaviors
- Those experiencing a current crisis related to compulsive sexual acting out
The program model is a 6-week schedule beginning with Phase 1, which is a one-week intensive module, meeting Monday through Friday for eight hours per day.
Upon completion, clients may choose to continue with Phase 2 of the program or continue treatment on their own. Phase 2 consists of 5 weeks of three intensive outpatient sessions per week:
- On Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 p.m., focusing on a specific task of recovery
- On Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm, consists of 1 ½ hours of group psychotherapy and 1 ½ hours of processing assignments from Saturday's module
The Recovery Start Kit and the workbook, Facing the Shadow are required materials and are included in the self-pay fee.
- Task-centered approach
- Didactic-recovery modules
- Interactive group psychotherapy
- Effective alternative to lengthy or expensive inpatient or residential programs
- Greater level of involvement and structure than provided by weekly sessions
- Opportunity to continue trauma work, couples therapy and/or individual sessions concurrently with primary therapist
- Consultation and coordination of treatment with referring therapist
- Referrals to other professionals familiar with the treatment of sexual addiction, for medication, couple work, substance abuse or on-going individual therapy
Clients are additionally encouraged to participate in any of the needed 12-step fellowships during and after the treatment program. Clients may continue their Phase 2 work with a referring therapist following the intensive Phase 1 week.