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Review for Addiction Recovery Center, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) is led by a licensed team of experienced Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT). The program serves as a supplement (not a substitute) for the 12-step program.

Although the director claims that you get treated for sexual addiction through ARC, I found the program to introduce tools to help me stay sober. The program is divided into three phases. After the first phase, I was placed in a small group of men with a CSAT, which served as a weekly accountability group as well as support group.

We were given various homework assignments and exercises to learn more about ourselves and the origins of our addictions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I stayed sober during my two and a half years through the program. I learned things about myself I never would have learned anywhere else. However, like anything else, you have to keep practicing what you learn to get recovery. There is no cure for sexual addiction, so I did not expect to get cured by the end of the program. I am a recovering sex addict. Nevertheless, I recommend ARC for anyone who struggles with lust and sex and cannot control it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The therapist I worked with was disorganized and lacked administrative skills. I have seen a few therapists in my lifetime, and all of them seem to be this way. Probably goes with the territory. I recommend therapists get administrative assistants to take care of the paperwork so therapists can focus on therapy.

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

Role:  Client Served & I was a client who attended all three phases of the program.