Together we can make a difference.
Many addicts can find success with support of one or more of the following:
Sometimes the support and direction of an ecclesiastical leader is enough of an intervention to be effective. Including the spouse in the process can also be helpful for the individuals in the relationship and the relationship itself.
Support, understanding, and healing can be found in working the steps in groups that address the addiction and the healing. Many 12-step groups have support for family members and spouses.
Another effective component of recovery is individually, or as a couple, working on the underlying attachment and trauma injuries. A person who is engaged in unhealthy coping through sexually acting out or feels betrayed with a relational disconnect due to the sexual compulsive behaviors can benefit from individual therapy. Therapists can play an especially significant role in reaching into the past and guiding the healing of those wounds and relationships. A therapist can also play a valuable part in facilitating the healing of relationship wounds.
Others may find they need additional help to reach lasting sobriety:
Separate treatment groups for individuals and their spouses provide education about sexually compulsive behaviors, sexual addiction and relational trauma while giving tools and teaching skills for successful recovery and healing. The LifeStar group process is a successful and effective method for support, accountability, and sobriety. Along with participation in the LifeStar program, we encourage all individuals to continue to work with their existing therapists and ecclesiastical leaders.
More information about the LifeStar program can be found HERE.
For some, the above treatments are not enough:
These facilities specialize in creating an intensive jumpstart into recovery. Using a combination of treatment groups, individual therapy, and experiential exercises these programs can be effective when other less invasive interventions are not enough.
There are also live-in facilities that specialize in sexual addiction treatment that intensely monitor a person in recovery to lead to sobriety for several weeks. These programs often include the spouses and/or families in the recovery process.
The LifeStar program is not intended to replace the support and interventions already in place, but to offer an intermediate step before considering intensive outpatient or inpatient interventions.