COBRA Rehab and Sex Addiction Coverage

If you're struggling with sex addiction you might be interested in exploring the extent of your COBRA sex addiction coverage, but before checking out your benefits it's important that you first understand your illness and what your treatment plan might entail.

Signs of Sexual Addiction

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) estimates that almost 12 million Americans suffer from sexual addiction, although other sources put that number as high as 30 million. Unlike drug or alcohol addiction, in which the patient is consumed by a desire to ingest a physical substance, sex addicts are defined by their compulsive behaviors which often take over their day-to-day lives. Signs of sexual addiction include:

  • The need to increase frequency or intensity of sexual behaviors in order to achieve the same amount of pleasure or "high"
  • Preoccupation with fantasizing about or planning ways to engage in the sexual behaviors
  • Behaviors are interfering with productivity or ability to engage in proper social, professional, or personal activities
  • Attempts to hide or lie about behaviors
  • Shame, guilt, or regret after engaging in sexual behaviors
  • Going beyond previous set limits regarding type or frequency of sexual behavior
  • Sexual encounters with multiple partners or with strangers
  • Risk-taking behavior related to sexual activities
  • Inability to lessen or cease negative behaviors

While one or two above the behaviors may not in of themselves constitute an uncontrollable compulsion, the medical community generally recognizes the presence of four or more of those criteria as reasonable evidence of sexual addiction. If you or a loved one is acting compulsively in any of the ways listed above, it's essential that you look into the details of your COBRA sex addiction coverage so you can seek treatment immediately.

Sex Addiction Treatment

Successful treatment under your COBRA sex addiction coverage will likely include a multi-faceted plan that includes both individual and group therapy. Sobriety is often best achieved by removing the patient to an environment, such as an inpatient facility, where outside triggers like pornography, sexualized imagery, and so on are not available.

Cost of Sex Addiction Treatment

The cost of your sex addiction treatment is largely dependent on what type of COBRA sex addiction coverage you possess and several other factors such as copays, coinsurance, and the treatment plan your supervising physician recommends. Whatever the financial cost, your recovery is of paramount importance, and we here at The Fix are ready to help.

Free Weekly Newsletter
Please check your email to confirm sign up. Thank you!

Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

This SoCal rehab fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.

Rating: 5 stars
Newport Beach, Calif.

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Rating: 4.5 stars
San Diego
$45,000 - $149,900 per month

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Burns, TN
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

This Austin, Texas rehab provides substance abuse and mental health services as an outpatient programs. It is universally beloved by its clients and alumni for the therapy provided to the individual and the support freely given by a caring staff.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX

If you are looking for a loving and nurturing outpatient program which still emphasizes accountability, this may be the place for you. Almost unanimously, clients credit this Lakewood, Colorado program with improving their lives in significant ways.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

The Sanctuary Byron Bay combines a completely individualized holistic approach with unrivaled luxury. If you want excellent treatment combined with true privacy and every possible amenity, including your own 24-hour carer, this is the place for you.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Byron Bay, Australia

DARA is as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and luxury amenities—all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

Highly rated by their teen clients and their families, Paradigm Malibu offers programs for a really wide range of adolescent disorders including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and eating disorders.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate