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Monday, 14 August 2017 15:52

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Treats Compulsive Sexual Behavior Among Military Veterans

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Compulsive sexual behavior (CSB) is highly prevalent among men, often co-occurring with psychiatric disorders and traumatic experiences. Psychiatric disorders and trauma are common among military veterans (1). Researchers have noted that some veterans may use sexual behaviors to cope with trauma, and CSB has also been linked to traumatic brain injury, for which combat-exposed military personnel are at an increased risk.

A study was conducted and printed in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, which examined the prevalence of and factors associated with CSB among male military veterans. The exploratory study suggested that CSB is most prevalent amongst veterans returning from combat and it’s associated with childhood trauma and PTSD.

Gentle Path at The Meadows has a history of treating active duty military members and retirees for CSB. Military personnel thrive in a structured environment with a scheduled day and required tasks. Gentle Path at The Meadows’ inpatient treatment process is a task-centered model that military personnel can relate to. The daily regimen of the Gentle Path program, created and overseen by the pioneer in the sexual addiction field, Dr. Patrick Carnes, is tailor-made for the treatment of sexual addiction in military personnel.

Many trauma/PTSD sufferers choose to deal with their feelings alone instead of seeking appropriate professional treatment. These people may act out sexually to dull the feelings associated with the trauma and pain that comes with those feelings. The Gentle Path at The Meadows treatment program is designed to treat and work with complex issues related to PTSD, childhood trauma and sexual addiction.

The Meadows is a TRICARE Network Provider

The Meadows Behavioral Health is uniquely qualified with 40+ years of experience. No other treatment center in the country is currently integrating cutting-edge neurobehavioral treatment modalities with tried-and-true individual and group psychotherapies. That means that no other treatment center is offering treatment that truly, simultaneously, addresses the needs of the brain, mind, and body in treating PTSD and co-occurring disorders.

We are tremendously proud of our work with service members, veterans, and their families, and would be happy to help determine eligibility and benefits that can be utilized at The Meadows. We are privileged to be a TRICARE Preferred Provider of behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services to active duty military members, veterans and their families. We are also in-network with TRICARE West.

If you or a loved one are suffering, contact us today at 866-330-1524. Our staff are on hand to help you learn more about how The Meadows helps both veterans and current military members.

1. Smith, P., Potenza, M., Mazure, C., Mckee, S., Park, C., & Hoff, R. (2014). Compulsive sexual behavior among male military veterans: Prevalence and associated clinical factors. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 3(4), 214-222. doi:10.1556/jba.3.2014.4.2

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