Addiction Interaction Disorder - Intensive Outpatient Program

Program Description

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

Program Structure

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.

Program Components

  • 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.

For further information or to schedule an assessment for admission, please contact Joel Neuberger or Cindy Power. Both can be reached at 847-493-3500.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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