Skip to comments.Sex Therapy Experts: Anthony Weiner Not Cured
Posted on 06/18/2013 6:23:29 AM PDT by Zakeet
Anthony Weiner stepped down from Congress two years ago with a promise to heal from the damage of his sexual Twitter scandal. But sex therapy and addiction experts say the program he enrolled in shortly after his resignation wouldnt have done much to address the root causes behind the scandal.
Shortly after announcing his comeback bid for mayor of New York City, Weiner told reporters he had spent three days in July 2011 at the Gabbard Center, a psychiatric evaluation center in Houston, Texas. The program wasnt an addiction thing, Weiner told the Daily News last month. I mean, it was just a place to get away and to meet people who might be able to help.
Weiner added that his stay at Gabbard was central to his start as a new man.
But the center only provides evaluations, not treatment and with a patient like Weiner, sex therapists said, there is a big difference. Weiners case an extended period of communication, involving illicit texts and tweets, with multiple strangers would require not just a three-day evaluation, but an extended treatment program, they told BuzzFeed.
No one gets treatment in three days, said Robert Weiss, a sexual addiction therapist with more than 20 years of experience treating high-profile clients. Three days is an evaluation, but an evaluation isnt treatment.
Somebody whos crashed and burned at that level needs very intensive short-term treatment, followed by long-term less intensive treatment, Weiss said. You get them in residential treatment for 30 to 40 days, then follow through with more therapy.
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Experts: You can't cure a weiner in only three days
I wish this idiot would shrivel up and blow away.
He wants to go back to Washington D.C. to have a shot at all those young female interns.
Sure it's just females?
Huma is too busy taking care of Hillary's "needs".
NYC deserves him if they vote for him. The worst part, he might be better than the current Nazi mayor.
Shock therapy and a lobotomy probably would not cure the disorder Anthony Weiner is afflicted with.
The problem is most likely at a cellular level.
The comments on the NY Times site are very negative. Everyone seems to think he’s an ineffective egomaniac.
At least he is straight I guess...
I thought he was polling decently?
Marrying Hillary’s girlfriend probably didn’t help either.
Last I heard, his poll was trending upwards.
LOL, I should have seen that coming. :)
Only three days?
He should have stuck it out longer.
Seems to me he has a pretty Leftward bent.
Weiner is a poster boy for this one: Liberals never think what they are doing is wrong. They just think it doesn't succeed because they are not allowed to go enough of it.