On the heels of controversial celebrities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey signing up for rehab after being accused of sexual misconduct, Dr. Mehmet Oz devoted a portion of \u201cThe Dr. Oz Show\u201d on Nov. 16 to the topic. The segment, called \u201cSneak Peek: An Inside Look at Sex Rehab,\u201d included a visit to The Ranch in Tennessee to hear from experts about what sex addiction treatment is like for people not in the glare of the spotlight. Interventionist and addiction expert Brad Lamm visited The Ranch to experience part of the process and report on it from his own experience. With the help of various therapists at The Ranch as well as Karen Brownd, director of the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at the facility, Lamm tried to paint a picture of why sex addiction recovery treatment is crucial to the healing process. One of the key points discussed on the show was the importance of bringing men together in therapy groups to share their secrets and hear others share theirs, Lamm said. \u201cThese are some of the words you actually will hear sex addicts say during group therapy sessions,\u201d he said, as a voice played speaking the following phrases. \u201cI started looking at porn when I was 7 years old.\u201d \u201cI was like, 30, and I was going to one escort just for a massage, but it always ended up where she would give me a happy ending.\u201d \u201cIt was because of the drugs.\u201d \u201cI'd be fired for it.\u201d \u201cMy wife would never forgive me for the affair.\u201d Lamm interviewed Brownd about why speaking these truths is so healing when shared in the safe space of a therapeutic group. \u201cThe group process is really important because there\u2019s so much shame and guilt,\u201d Brownd said. \u201cThey sit in the group. They hear other people talking about their behaviors and they know, \u2018I did that, too.\u2019\u201d \u201cThere's also a lot of denial with the clients that come in,\u201d she added. \u201cSitting in a group process, the other gentlemen that are here will call another client on the behavior. \u201c For example, if one man in the group says, \u201cHey, I wasn't cheating ... it was just a massage,\u201d another might counter, \u201cYes, but it ended with a sexual act.\u201d Keeping one another accountable is how people in sex addiction rehab learn to own their behavior. Lamm commented, \u201cIt's a rich idea that the group does, together, what a person can\u2019t do by themselves.\u201d Brownd agreed and summed it up this way: \u201cThat's recovery. \u201c Different Kinds of Sex Addiction Dr. Oz wanted to know if alleged sex abusers like Spacey and Weinstein were using sex addiction rehab as a way of softening their public image and gaining sympathy, rather than seeking true recovery. He also asked Lamm to spell out the difference between just \u201cliking sex\u201d and becoming addicted. Lamm explained there are three ways to look at sex addiction. Here\u2019s what he had to say: \tCompulsive sex addicts. This person would be the one who is masturbating compulsively. They're using porn at home. It's interrupting the kind of life they want. \tSecondary sex addicts. It's \u201cchem-sex.\u201d It\u2019s chemicals and sex together. Picture crystal meth, Viagra and sexual compulsion. Those three things, over four to seven days, become this fused sex event where you\u2019ll have sex until you drop. That person has to really be treated concurrently, meaning that if you just go to sex rehab, and you're not treating the addiction piece, you're not going to have a very good impact. It's very, very destructive to their life. \tSex predators. This is the scariest one. But I want to delineate two different camps here: - One is the person who is annoying but not breaking the law. They're crossing lines, but they shouldn't be arrested. They may lose things, like their family, because, you're only going to put up with so much. - The second category is the person who is melding power with violence and really abusing people, taking hostages and then abusing them. This is the sex predator at their worst. Lamm explained that The Ranch does not treat predators but rather works to help people heal enough to prevent their behaviors from becoming extreme.