I love it when I get emails that appear to be for someone else.


Golden Member
Jul 8, 2007
Dear Bruce and Eloise,

Thank you for contacting SRI. Below you will find the most current information about our two-week Intensive Program for men and some additional resource information as well. I have also attached a brochure for the Intensive Program which contains a sample schedule for one week of the Program. I have also attached some suggestions on how to discuss your treatment here with your health insurance provider.


Having worked with thousands of sex addicts and their partners over the years, we understand that sex and relationship problems are difficult, uncomfortable and require a high degree of confidentiality. We appreciate your trust. By reaching out, you have taken a definitive step toward healing your life and the lives of those close to you.

SRI has gained a reputation as a premier sex addiction treatment facility. We have accomplished this through many years of helping clients turn despair, shame and secrecy into hope, intimacy and recovery. We have done this for others and we can do it for you as well. If you are willing to give the healing process your best effort, this change can start today.

Below and online you will find more information about our work. We are eager to help you and always are ready to offer hope and encouragement to everyone who contacts us. If you have provided us with your phone number then we will attempt to follow up with you by phone as soon as possible. Please be aware that calls from SRI will be coming from a blocked number. This is to protect the confidentiality of everyone who calls to inquire about our services.


The SRI Sexual Addiction program primarily utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment based on current empirically based research and theory on sexual addiction and sexual offender problems. This therapy includes a focus using your thinking and behavior, as a way to address the underlying emotional and psychological concerns that contribute to sexual acting out. The program incorporates individual and group therapies, along with relapse prevention work. The treatment techniques, approaches and/or modalities used may include but are not limited to: Mindfulness Exercises, Body Based Trauma Work, Relapse Prevention Work, Therapeutic Art, Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Cognitive Restructuring Exercises and Tasks, Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gestalt, Voice Dialogue, Existential, Resource Tapping Techniques, Communication Building and Trauma Analysis. SRI uses The Trauma Model Approach when working with spouses and partners.


Our Intensive Program for men is a two week program of therapy focused toward helping male sex addicts get into and stay in recovery. Our first priority is to enable our clients to stop the troublesome behaviors, and then to help them begin to rebuild their lives on a sexually healthy model. To do this we integrate the various therapeutic techniques mentioned above. We use individual and group therapies, along with extensive psycho-education and relapse prevention. All of our clinical work is based on the most current learning and results-based outcomes for sex addiction and sexually compulsive issues. Support for spouses and partners are also a part of our treatment, when appropriate. This can be done either by phone or in person. Our philosophy is 12-Step supportive, and we encourage 12-Step participation as an adjunct to treatment.

The SRI Two-Week Intensive program is designed as an alternative to traditional residential programs. It is thorough, but considerably less expensive and less time consuming than a traditional residential or hospital based program. Our belief, supported by years of experience, is that many sex addicts do not require extended time in a controlled environment. Although technically, our level of care is Intensive Out-Patient, we have had an arrangement for many years now with a high-end recovery residence nearby to provide safe and secure housing for our clients while they are in treatment. The group living experience provides safety, group bonding and structure, all of which enhance the therapeutic experience. In this way we are able to provide many of the benefits of in-patient treatment, but in a less restrictive environment.

Supports for spouses and partners are also an important part of our treatment process whenever possible. Ask our intake department for a spouse’s information packet for additional details.


We schedule the Intensive programs approximately every two weeks. The next start dates for the two week program are: November 4 thru November 15, 2013, December 2 thru December 13, 2013, January 6 thru January 17. 2014, January 20 thru January 31, 2014, February 3 thru February 14, 2014, February 17 thru February 28, 2014, March 3 thru March 14, 2014, March 17 thru March 28, 2014, March 31 thru April 11, 2014, April 14 thru April 25, 2014, April 28 thru May 9, 2014, May 12 thru May 23, 2014, June 2 thru June 13, 2014, June 16 thru June 27, 2014, July 7 thru July 18, 2014, July 21 thru August 1, 2014, August 4 thru August 15, 2014, August 18 thru August 29, 2014, September 8 thru September 19, 2014, September 22 thru October 3, 2014, October 6 thru October 17, 2014, October 20, thru October 31, 2014, November 3 thru November 14, 2014 and December 1 thru December 12, 2014. You may find more information about our Intensive Program on our website: http://www.sexualrecovery.com or you may call 310-360-0041 ext. 5204 for more information or to reserve a space.

The program runs each week, Monday through Friday from approximately 9:30 am to 5 pm. During this time, our patients engage in a variety of therapeutic experiences, including intensive education, assessments, individual therapy, group treatment, and assignments. We carefully monitor evening and weekend time to keep our clients accountable. During the weekend, we also offer a ½-day Saturday program and patients are asked to adhere to a pre-planned weekend schedule. During the second week of the Intensive Program there is also some partner/spouse treatment and support available. Although Intensive Program clients can utilize their cell phones and laptop computers while with us, (mostly in the evenings and on weekends), we encourage a focus on the work going on with us and discourage outside distractions whenever possible.


The price of our Intensive Program is $12,500 total for the two-week program. Residential costs are separate. The sober living house we work with is The Bridge at Miracle Mile. They provide meals and all transportation necessary while you are in treatment. Their daily rate is based on your choice of accommodations. A shared room is $225/day and a single room is 275/day. If you would like to check on sober living house availability and rates, contact the Bridge Sober Living Home at (323) 935-2044. If you have trouble reaching someone at the main office number then you may also call the Founder/Executive Director, Dave Casey at (818) 939-3486 or the Program Director, Brian Stark at (323) 252-3272. You can take an online tour of the Bridge here: www.bridgeatmiraclemile.com. Although not recommended, we understand if you wish stay in a hotel or with local family or friends. Upon request, we will provide you with a list of local hotels for your review.

The program has no additional charges, unless you require a separate consultation with a psychiatrist or a visit with another off-site professional while here or if your case requires more than the standard communication or follow-up contact with a referring individual or agency. This can sometimes occur when legal issues are involved. Patients are enrolled once we have received a 50% deposit. Payment will be due in full for the entire program on the first day of the program unless other arrangements have been previously made with the Intake Department. Payment by Visa, MasterCard or American Express is preferable if possible.


We accept cash, checks and charge cards for treatment services. Clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits can request a super bill from us, which they can then use to submit their own claim. SRI does not direct-bill insurance companies at this time, but often insurance companies with an out-of-network benefit, for mental health, will reimburse our clients for at least a part of the cost; however it depends on the specific insurance policy.


We recommend a medical financing company called M~Lend Finance. M~Lend can provide attractive financing options featuring no-interest loans and a quick approval process. For more information, contact them at their website: www.mlendfinance.com or call 888-474-6231. M~Lend is not affiliated in any way with SRI or Elements Behavioral Health. We offer this information as a service which may be useful to our clients.


If you need immediate help and would like to set up an appointment or if you want to speak to a professional about these issues right away, please call us at 310-360-0130. If we do not answer, we may be helping someone else so feel free to leave a message, and we will return your call ASAP. Your call is completely confidential in accordance with HIPAA laws.


In order to help those who want to get more information about the Sexual Recovery Institute and about sexual addiction and compulsivity in general, we have provided a “Recovery Resources” section on our website at www.sexualrecovery.com. In addition to 12-Step support and treatment centers, we maintain a listing of individuals and groups with resources to those seeking help with sexual addiction. We have screened most of these links and offer them to you on our website at http://www.sexualrecovery.com/resources/. Also included in this section are support groups, self-tests, articles and books. Our book selections can be found online at: http://www.sexualrecovery.com/resources/bookstore.php and are useful for anyone seeking more information about sex addiction. They cover a wide range of issues including sexual addiction, compulsive use of porn, sexual offender problems and relationship intimacy.

Here is some suggested reading material. A couple of good basic texts on sex addiction are, “Out of the Shadows” or “Don’t Call It Love”, by Patrick Carnes. Some good books for partners of sex addicts are, "Mending a Shattered Heart", by Stephanie Carnes and, “Your Sexually Addicted Spouse”, by Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means. A good book to read about sex addiction and use of the internet is, “Untangling the Web”, by our founder, Robert Weiss and Jennifer Schneider. Cruise Control”, by Rob Weiss, is a great book about gay sex addiction. Both of these books can be found here: http://www.gentlepath.com/home.php?cat=17.

Support and 12-step Groups for porn, sex and love addicts

• Sex Addicts Anonymous – www.saa-recovery.org/

• Sexaholics Anonymous – www.sa.org

• Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous – www.slaafws.org/

• Sexual Compulsives Anonymous – www.sca-recovery.org/

• Sexual Recovery Anonymous – www.sexualrecovery.org/

Support and 12-step Groups for Spouses of Sexual addicts and for couples

• S-Anon – www.sanon.org

• COSA – www.cosa-recovery.org

• RCA – www.recovering-couples.org

I very much hope you find this information useful in your healing process. Let us know if you wish to reserve a space in our program, as they are limited and fill up quickly.

Most Sincerely,

Bill Owen, CADC II

Intake Director

Sexual Recovery Institute

914 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 200

Los Angeles, CA 90035

(310) 360-0041 x 5205 Voicemail

(310) 360-0133 Fax



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Apr 8, 2001
Think you just broke some hippa regulations.

I did enjoy though when I somehow got inserted as a parent of some high school girls volleyball team. Too bad it wasn't beach volleyball.


Elite Member
Aug 12, 2001
It could just be spam -- I get fake "misdirected" emails all the time trying to get me to click a link or open an attachment.


Golden Member
Jul 8, 2007
In the 10+ years I've had this email address, I've gotten tons of emails from people, including some guy telling his wife she is a bitch and she won't get anything in the divorce, to someone sending pictures of "my kids" and saying how cute they looked, to emails like this.

I know this is spam, I just chuckled at the contents of it since google didn't flag it.


Diamond Member
Jan 28, 2000
You must have an email address that is a letter or two off from someone else. I hear about stuff like this often enough. At least you don't have one of the recycled yahoo email. Oh boy do those get some interesting mail.


Golden Member
Jul 8, 2007


Platinum Member
Oct 9, 1999
I once got a $100 Banana Republic gift card at my gmail address intended for someone else. I let it sit for a couple weeks. When I finally checked the balance is was $0. So they must have realized the mistake and canceled it.

I Saw OJ

Diamond Member
Dec 13, 2004
There's some guy who has an email address that's pretty much the same as mine minus a period. I get stuff meant for him all the time, resumes, power bills, hospital stuff, bills from his landlord, its insane. I've emailed him a couple times about it but nothing seems to change so I just delete the stuff and go on my way.


Senior member
Oct 14, 2012
your naive to think google didnt flag it as spam. Google knows better than you.

you clearly were destined to receive that email. play it off as "spam", riiiiiight.