Gay Doctor coerced by Physician Health Program (PHP) into mandated 12-step treatment and monitoring for sex addiction: The slippery slope begins

Disrupted Physician

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This anecdote concerning  a gay doctor’s revelation he liked his non monogamous lifestyle led to forced acceptance of a  “sex addiction diagnosis, mandatory inpatient treatment and indoctrination into 12-step recovery was just posted on the physician social network SERMO.    If the pattern looks familiar it is.  Pine grove is one of the “PHP-approved” assessment and treatment centers mandated by State Medical Boards under threat of loss of licensure.

The Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP)  has a relationship with Pine Grove.  Two of their staff, Phillip Hemphill, PhD and James C. “Jes” Montgomery, MD are are listed as Program Faculty at the FSPHP annual educational conference and business meeting on April 24-27, 2015 in Fort Worth Texas.

There has been a lot of “chatter” in the PHP circles concerning “sex addiction” and I knew they had been aligning themselves and setting up specialized programs at certain facilities.  It seemed unusual as many of the…

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Courtney M. Wendleton

I'm an author with an associate's in psychology. Interested in a lot of different things, and love controversy. The more controversial the better, but that's not all I'm interested in. Can be a bit confusing at times, but that's normal!

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