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Innovative Program for Stimulant Addiction and Sexual Disorders Opens at Promises Malibu

January 15, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On January 21, 2013, a unique residential treatment program with a dual focus on stimulant drug addiction and sexual disorders will open at Promises Malibu. The Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program (SSDP) at Promises Malibu is a specialized men’s addiction rehabilitation program designed to address the specific challenges of men who abuse and/or are addicted to stimulants (such as cocaine and crystal meth) and/or “party drugs” (such as GHB, MDMA and ketamine), combined with repetitive patterns of sexual acting out.

The Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program is developed and directed by Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, clinician, author and international speaker on addictive disorders. Mr. Weiss is founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute and Director of Intimacy and Sexual Disorders Services for Elements Behavioral Health. The SSDP is tailored to men who abuse stimulant drugs and act out sexually with pornography, prostitutes, anonymous sex and in sexually focused environments. Program highlights include:

  • State-of the-art psycho-sexual and neurological assessments
  • Highly individualized treatment plans addressing both drug use and related sexual behavior patterns
  • Small program size (up to six clients) ensuring personalized care and one-on-one attention
  • Well-appointed accommodations in a private residence on the Promises Malibu campus
  • Intensive education, counseling and support for spouses and partners

“As the first program of its kind in the U.S., the Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program at Promises will focus on an underserved drug addicted population that desperately needs treatment that fully addresses their unique and specific problems,” said Mr. Weiss. “Whereas drug rehab centers that focus on substance abuse alone often inadvertently dismiss related sexual behaviors, a problem that dramatically increases the potential for relapse, this program will comprehensively address both issues with special emphasis on aftercare, relapse prevention, and healthy, sober intimacy and sexuality.”

Some of the specific therapies and interventions available to men in the Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program include:

  • Cognitive Restructuring and “Brain Training”
  • Urge Reduction
  • Onsite Medical Detox
  • Shame Reduction Regarding Past Drug-Related Sexual Behavior
  • Computerized Cognitive Fitness Training
  • Relapse Prevention Related to Sexual Behavior Patterns and Urges
  • 12-Step Involvement
  • Art Therapy and Psychodrama
  • Psycho-Education Focused on Healthy Sexuality, Relationship Healing and Intimacy
  • Somatic Experiencing (Trauma Healing)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Equine Therapy
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Neurofeedback

“Men who attend the Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program will receive the same commitment to excellence, client-centered service and cutting-edge clinical care that they’ve come to expect from Promises, but in a specialized program tailored specifically to their needs,” said Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Centers. “We look forward to providing these men and their families with the most effective treatment available in one of the country’s most beautiful settings.”

For more information about the Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program, call (800) 985-4717 or visit the Promises website.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in Southern California. Led by some of the nation’s leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, visit www.promises.com or call (877) 351-7506.

Promises is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes The Ranch, The Recovery Place, the Sexual Recovery Institute, Spirit Lodge, and Right Step. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the client but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.

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