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 treatment program for sexual addiction, sexual anorexia, and relationship compulsivity. 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.
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.
Sexual Addiction Treatment Program
- Group Therapy
- Psychoeducational Lectures
- 12 Step Groups and the 30-Task Model
- Trauma Identification & Processing
- Therapies such as EMDR & Biofeedback
- Mindfulness & Meditation
- Exercise & Fitness Component
- Ropes Course
- Experiential therapy (e.g., art, music, drama)
- Spirituality Counseling
- Weekly Family Support
- 5-Day Family Workshop
- Medication Management
Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
- Group therapy
- Psychiatric Evaluation
- Psychological Testing
- Addiction Assessment
- Medical History
- Relational Assessment
- Psychosexual Assessment
- Trauma Assessment
- Polygraph (Optional)
- Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest (Optional)
- Work and Money Assessment
Housing and Acommodations
The dedicated and private Gratitude treatment facility 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.
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.
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is proud to offer our patients, who are licensed professionals, a specific Professionals Recovery Track to enhance their recovery and promote post treatment success. This program provides dedicated focus to the issues that are specific to licensed professionals, in order for these patients to be better equipped to return to work safely upon discharge.
Patients within Pine Grove's Professionals Recovery Track meet daily for 90-minute group sessions for the duration of six weeks within their treatment process. The Professionals Recovery Track is inclusive with the patient's primary treatment program, the topics our professionals in treatment address within the 90-minute group sessions include:
- Career Factors
- Relapse Prevention
- Self Care for Professionals
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