Tiger Woods is reportedly taking a swing at beating the addiction that has kept him in headlines for over a month.
According to a New York Times Magazine writer, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Tiger has checked into Gentle Path, a sex addiction program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Benoit wrote the scoop on his personal blog on Monday. He speculated that Tiger possibly began treatment somewhere else, such as The Meadows treatment center in Arizona, but that an unnamed source confirmed he was the newest patient at the center in Mississippi.
Benoit has a personal connection to the treatment facility. He has spent time there recovering from a sexual addiction, as well as interviewing staff and patients for his book America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of Life.
The program is run by Patrick Carnes, who, according to Benoit, is the one of the world’s leading experts on the slippery slope of sex addiction. Patients attend group, family, and couples therapy. Supposedly, Tiger and wife Elin Nordegren “are serious about repairing the marriage, she will be spending some time in treatment with Tiger.”
Let’s hope the couple is up to the challenges ahead.
– Ariana Gordon