Pine Grove Gratitude Program

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Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services

Pine Grove's Gratitude Program

(Formerly known as "Gentle Path")

Sexual Addiction Treatment for Men and Women

Since 2004, Pine Grove has offered an internationally renowned program for sexual addiction, sexual anorexia and relationship compulsivity, as well as addiction interaction and trauma issues within this population. Although our name has changed during the course of our program, Gratitude offers the same level of professional, caring, and experienced staff that has helped guide our many patients through some of the most challenging and rewarding transitions of their lives. We continue to offer the same hope and unparalleled expertise that you’ve come to expect from one of the most comprehensive treatment campuses available.

What is Sex Addiction?

When there is a preoccupation, euphoric recall and constant obsessive thinking about either finding ways to act out sexually or recovering from acting out sexually. The addiction takes all the energy, time and focus impacting work, home life, intimacy, finances and life goals. The addict can quit for varying periods of time, but will painfully return to the behavior.

30 Task Model

The Gratitude program is based on the ground breaking work of Dr. Patrick Carnes who originally developed the curriculum. The treatment program utilizes Dr. Carnes’ 30 task model and the principles of the 12 steps as its foundation, as well as integrating other well-established approaches to the treatment of addiction and promotion of mental well-being. As applicable, patients may receive trauma therapy in addition to being exposed to treatment in the traditional group therapy process. Ultimately this program was designed to provide patients with the most progressive, effective, and innovative treatment available.

It’s our mission to offer high quality, cost-effective care while offering comprehensive, holistic treatment and services. We provide a safe and secure environment where patients can work together under the supervision of professional, caring, compassionate and well-trained staff members.

Patients live in a private and safe community setting in cottages that surround a large courtyard. Within the courtyard, there is access to the dining hall where catered meals are provided with the option of grilling outdoors under the pavilion.

Treatment Program

Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment

Housing and Accomodations

The dedicated and private Gratitude treatment facility for men and women is located just minutes from the main Pine Grove campus. Hattiesburg is centrally located in South Mississippi and is easy to get to many metropolitan areas. Patients may book flights into the smaller Hattiesburg/Laurel airport or into one of the larger airports in Jackson, MS or Gulfport, MS. Transportation will be provided from any of these airports. Please contact our National Call Center at 1-888-574-HOPE (4673) for additional information.

Renewal Track

Given the chronic and progressive nature of the illness of addiction, our staff acknowledges the difficulties and challenges faced by those leaving treatment and implementing a recovery program. At times, a return to problematic and addictive patterns may be the result of trouble facing some of those challenges. We work diligently with all of our patients leaving treatment on a solid relapse prevention and recovery plan to help in their ability to refrain from engaging in their addictive behaviors. However, we also recognize the nature of this disease and work with relapse behaviors as well. It is critical that someone who has returned to problematic behaviors realize that it is not a hopeless situation, help is still available, and changes can be made in order to get back on the path to recovery and health.

As such, we offer a renewal track to help address these issues for alumni of our program. This track is designed for patients who successfully completed their primary treatment program at Gratitude and encounter significant relapse-related struggles within the 12-month period following discharge. The program includes reintegration into a structure and routine that facilitates consistency in the recovery process, as well as assignments geared toward thoroughly examining the processes and factors contributing to theses struggles, individualized work on these specifically identified areas of difficulty, revisiting and revising the relapse prevention and recovery plan, and discharge planning and follow-up recommendations. The length of stay for this track is individually determined from the recommendations of the treatment team, though a minimum of two weeks is requested.

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Psychology Internship Program

Pine Grove has an excellent internship program that offers a wide range of training activities in our three rotations. We are able to offer interns opportunities for training in residential and outpatient settings working with adults, adolescents, and children. We are APA accredited as a single entity pre-doctoral psychology internship program under the name of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (PG-DIPP).

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