Co-Occurring Disorders

The Willow House at The Meadows program is based on the work of Dr. Stefanie Carnes combined with the Meadows Model, developed by Pia Mellody. We believe trauma underlies nearly all conditions, including sex addiction help. Trauma, whether related to addiction, family-of-origin issues or abuse, can reverberate through the many facets of our lives, follow us into adulthood, and inhibit us from living in the present.

What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders describe the presence of two or more disorders at the same time. For example, a person may suffer alcohol addiction as well as sexual addiction issues. There is no single combination of co-occurring disorders in regards to male sexual addiction, and a component in understanding loss of control experienced by the addict is the concept of the “hijacked brain.”

Addicts essentially have rewired their brains so that they engage in negative behaviors (drinking, drug use, eating, gambling, and sex) even when they are intending to do something quite different. The triggers to these dysfunctional responses are usually:

  • Stress
  • Emotional pain
  • Specific childhood trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Trauma

At Willow House at The Meadows we address the underlying causes and relationship of these co-occurring disorders to the sex addiction therapy in order to help for sex addiction facilitate long-term patient recovery.

Co-Occurring Disorders and Sex Addiction Treatment

Our confidential and all-inclusive campus offers women a peaceful setting in which they can quick-start their recovery process. Some co-occurring disorders we treat include:

Drug Addiction - it is not uncommon for sexual addiction issues to lead to drug addiction, and vice versa.

Alcohol Addiction - can cause individuals to drink to the point of experiencing complete memory loss of hours or days, and can increase the likelihood of high-risk behaviors such as acting out sexually.

Compulsive Disorders - is sometimes called hypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, or nymphomania. It's an unhealthy obsession with sexual thoughts, urges, or behaviors.

Personality Disorders - is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning, and behaving.

We treat sex addiction and a variety of co-occurring conditions. Our objective is to address the root trauma at the heart of each patient’s struggle. Willow House at The Meadows treats patients who are primarily experiencing sexual addiction, but may also be struggling with one or more the following conditions:

  • Trauma
  • PTSD 
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction 
  • Cocaine Addiction 
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Suicidality
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Love Addiction
  • Love Avoidance
  • Panic/Anxiety Disorders
  • Work Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction

Effective Treatment for Multiple Behavioral Disorders

Willow House at the Meadows is a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility licensed for 10 beds dedicated only to those who suffer with intimacy disorders and co-occurring issues. We offer the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to women and are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high quality care. Patients can be assured they are receiving outstanding treatment at Willow House at The Meadows.

Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6076.

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