Sex and Love Addiction Program

Now accepting bookings for January 2021. Call our admissions team at 1-800-387-6198 to learn more.

We are pleased to offer our sex addiction treatment program for men.

Compulsive sexual behaviours can be as destructive and devastating as any substance addiction, yet the shame and fear of being stigmatized often prevent those affected from seeking help.

Sex addiction can involve any kind of compulsive sexual behaviour that causes harm or creates problems in important areas of a person’s life. As with the use of substances, this acting out behaviour is a way to temporarily alleviate feelings of emptiness, loneliness, or abandonment. These behaviours have compulsive elements, and resists the person’s attempts to stop. They begin to display the warning signs common to all addictions: avoiding responsibilities, detaching from and hurting those closest to them, and putting themselves in dangerous situations.

Sex addiction is frequently accompanied by concurrent substance addiction. This program allows clients to work on concurrent on substance use as well as sexual compulsive behaviours.

As Canada’s leader in the treatment of sex addiction since 2002, we have the experience and expertise to help. Using a highly effective treatment model developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, a pioneer in the assessment and management of sexual addiction, our team of Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) provides support and guidance on our clients’ journey of recovery.

Seven-Week Sex Addiction Residential Treatment Program

This program is designed for individuals dealing with sex addiction, who may or may not be struggling with a concurrent substance addiction. Due to the specialized nature of this program, clients spend much of their clinical time in small, tight-knit groups with people who share similar experiences and emotions. The program helps patients:

  • Identify unhealthy sexual behaviours and their consequences
  • Create a relapse prevention plan, through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) skills
  • Use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to learn emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness while developing mindfulness skills
  • Explore core trauma issues
  • Learn about healthy intimacy and healthy sexuality