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While individual therapy and recovery fellowships are effective in treating sex addiction, sometimes a higher level of intensive short-term care is necessary. There are many wonderful in-patient facilities throughout the country that specialize in the treatment of sex addiction.


SASH – The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) offers hope and valuable resources to those seeking information about sexual addiction. SASH host a conference each year, has educational information and has a directory of therapist across the country. Go to site>>

IITAP – International Institute for Trauma and Addicton Professionals. IITAP’s mission is to provide cutting-edge training and promote the highest level of professional standards among practitioners worldwide that treat those individuals with sex addiction and associated disorders. Go to site>>

Internet Behavior and Consulting Company – In 1997, Dr. Delmonico & Elizabeth Griffin began consulting with groups interested in various cybersex addiction, internet addiction, computer addiction, and sexual addiction. As a result of an increasing need for addiction research, cybersex addiction training, and online safety seminars, Internet Behavior Consulting was officially established in 2003. Go to site>>

Inpatient Treatment

KeyStone Center Extended Care Unit (ECU) – Chester, PA
For issues surrounding sexual compulsivity and trauma. The residential center is a 14-bed treatment program located in Suburban Philadelphia. The Extended Care Unit is part of the KeyStone Center 114-bed dually licensed facility treating multiple addictions, including gambling. Treatment components address the cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, emotional and psychological aspects of addiction and recovery. Program activities are provided seven days a week. The length of stay varies in this twelve-step based program depending upon individual needs and completion of specific therapeutic tasks. Length of stay or graduation is reviewed weekly by our treatment team. Go to site>>

The Meadows – Wickenburg, AZ
In the high Sonoran Desert with mountain views and clear skies, The Meadows provides a path to personal completeness and integrity, for those seeking treatment for trauma and addictions, thus serving the individual with a lifelong recovery process. The Meadows is a multidisorder inpatient facility specializing in the treatment of a broad range of addictions. The facility’s intensive treatment focuses on drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive behaviors, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Go to site>>

Life Healing Center – Sante Fe, NM
Cradled in the peaceful hills above Santa Fe, New Mexico, Life Healing Center embodies the hope of recovery from emotional trauma, mental health disorders, addictions and the complex, very human problems that so many of us face. At Life Healing Center we understand how hard it can be to reach out for help and how important it is to find the right kind of care. Our treatment focus is on the specific, individual needs of each and every client, encouraging an individualized, comprehensive approach to recovery and emotional well-being. Go to site>>

Sierra Tucson – Tucson, AZ
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, lies a unique treatment center dedicated to the prevention, education, and treatment of addictions and behavioral disorders. Sierra Tucson is more than a drug treatment center, as it is dually licensed to facilitate healing for psychiatric issues as well as many types of addiction and chronic pain. A comprehensive Family Program is included for all patients and their invited family members. Go to site>>

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services – Hattiesburg, MS
Known as one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses. Since 1984 Pine Grove has offered a continuum of services ranging from outpatient to inpatient and residential treatment for adults, children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric and addictive diseases. Specialized services include the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, and professionals struggling with interpersonal difficulties. The Pine Grove Mission is to be a leader in healing and changing lives by providing the highest quality behavioral health services. Go to site>>

Santé Center for Healing – Argyle, TX
Offers treatment and rehabilitation for those suffering from drug abuse and addiction, eating disorders and behavioral health issues. Individuals who have lost hope because of drug or alcohol addiction can find treatment and recovery at Santé. Patients at Santé receive a spectrum of addiction treatment addressing the whole person– mind, body and emotions. This interdisciplinary approach to healing, coupled with the extraordinary qualifications of the Santé staff and significant individualized attention to addiction therapy, makes the difference. Go to site>>

Outpatient Treatment

Sexual Recovery Institute – Los Angeles, CA
A specialty therapy agency directed toward the elimination of sexual behaviors that cause people unwanted consequences or losses in their lives.The SRI Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a two-week education and therapy curriculum focused on helping our patients identify and eliminate all sexual acting out behavior and develop the tools needed to prevent sexual relapse. Go to site>>

Hope & Freedom Counseling Services – Houston, TX and the Canadian Rockies
Hope & Freedom specializes in Three-Day Intensives for couples and single men. A major focus of couples Intensives is on marriage restoration. Admission criteria is high and there is an application process for those who would like to be considered for an Intensive. Dr. Milton Magness leads the intensives personally. High-profile clients (celebrities, pro athletes, etc.) have greater anonymity by having their Intensives at a resort setting in the Canadian Rockies. Go to site>>

Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd. (PCS) – Scottsdale, AZ
As one of the leading group counseling practices in the west, Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd, or PCS, is home to a unique and highly qualified team of therapists. Whether you’re seeking counseling for marriage or family issues, depression & anxiety, sex addiction, substance abuse, pain management or any number of other life issues, our counselors and their years of training and experience are here to help. Led by Dr. Ralph Earle, Ph.D., the staff of PCS has grown to include nationally recognized specialists and authors whose groundbreaking work is employed by mental health professionals the world over. Go to site>>

Dave McGuire, MFT, CSAT
Specific training in treating Alcohol and Chemical Dependency, Compulsive Sexual Behaviors, Sex Addiction, Love Addiction and Codependency as well as the underlying trauma that often fuels those behaviors in the Beverly Hills, CA area. Go to site>>

Bethesda Workshops – Nashville, TN
Bethesda Workshops provides Christian treatment for sexual addiction recovery. We have an intensive workshop program for male and female sex addicts (or those heading that direction), co-sex addicts (partners or ex-partners of addicts), and addict/co-addict couples. Our Resources section contains suggested books, 12 Step groups, organizations and links, and our section for Professionals has a wealth of clinical information. There is help and hope! Go to site>>

Self Help Groups

Look at the various national support groups for sexual addiction. Links to websites.More>>

Suggested Reading

Comprehensive reading list of books and articles for addicts and family members.More>>

Treatment Centers and Other Important Links

A list of national inpatient and outpatient treatment centers for sexual addictioin.More>>