Three-Day Intensives are not for everyone and they are not a three-day cure. There is no such thing. They are designed to be three days of hard work that will help you get to the root of your addiction, strip away barriers to recovery, and put your life and relationship on the road to recovery. These three days of concentrated and demanding work address issues that may otherwise take a year or more of therapy for equivalent results.
This program is very rigorous. In fact, it may be the most rigorous short-term treatment program of its kind. We are very selective in accepting couples into this program because we want to make sure a Three-Day Intensive is the appropriate treatment choice.
If you are looking for an easy fix to a problem that you have developed over many years, keep looking. This program is not for you. We work only with highly motivated individuals and couples who are ready to do whatever is necessary to put an end to all acting out behaviors once-and-for-all and engage in the difficult but rewarding process of rebuilding their relationship.
Intensives allow you to do the equivalent of several months (up to the equivalent of six months) of therapy in a three-day period. Intensives also allow you to get started in recovery with a maximum of anonymity, traveling to Houston and staying in a hotel near Hope & Freedom to do your recovery work in complete privacy, minimizing disruptions to job and family.
Intensives consist of a combination of individual sessions and couple’s sessions. We have sessions each morning and each afternoon. Assignments are given to work on each evening. Additionally, there are mandatory 12-step meetings for you to attend each evening. As the name implies, the three days you spend at Hope & Freedom will be intense.
Most importantly, the focus of these Intensives will be on equipping you with the tools you need to develop new thought and behavior patterns to counter what is often a long-standing pattern of addictive dysfunctional behavior. Many of our clients are able to stop all compulsive and addictive sexual behaviors permanently. This is our goal and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve that goal.
Secondly, the focus of Intensives is to lead you as a couple in a process that can ultimately lead to restoration of trust in the relationship.