Drew instructs the patients that, to encourage an environment conducive to rehabilitation for their addiction, sex, pornography , inappropriate dress, masturbation , seductive behavior, and touching with the exception of handshakes are prohibited, as are the use of computers and cell phones. Kendra, who finds separation from her husband difficult, questions whether she will be capable of committing successfully to these restrictions.
Drew observes that the entire group is extremely fragile. Drew and Jill ask the patients about their backgrounds, learning about the patients' emotional, physical or sexual abuse, which is typical of sex addicts.
Phil finds himself attracted to Amber. Drew observes that Kari Ann is resistant to treatment and the restrictions imposed on her, demanding to be allowed to go home, and having angry exchanges with Dr. Drew suspects that she may be suffering from drug withdrawal, and is determined to keep her at the clinic until he can determine this. He also wonders if her erratic behavior is due to a psychiatric problem, but she walks out of the interview that Drew arranges with her and a staff psychiatrist.
Drew and Jill have the women remove their makeup in order to experience their "true selves", but Kari Ann refuses to participate. Kendra, Nicole and Amber each have one-on-one sessions with Dr. Kari Ann writes an angry letter to Kendra, but Kendra returns it to her, explaining that it seems better suited as a letter for her. Feeling the others are against her, an emotional Kari Ann asks to speak with the staff. Drew and Jill address the symptoms of withdrawal from sex from which the patients suffer, Jennifer and Phil in particular.
The staff also employ art therapy to enable the group to express their troubles. James has a one-on-one with Dr. Drew, who observes that he has not been fully participating in the process. Kendra and Kari-Ann refuse to be in each other's presence, and Kendra expresses irritation with the others for not expressing similar feelings about Kari-Ann in her presence, despite doing so outside of it. Their tension continues during the first visit by the group's loved ones.
Drew and Jill take the women to participate in an art therapy program with Children of the Night, in which they express their trauma by decorating T-shirts, an exercise in which Kari Ann finally reveals much of herself. Without his female supporters around, Duncan, as the sole homosexual male, feels alienated and isolated, lashing out at Louis.
Drew and Jill attempt another one-on-one session with Kari Ann. James makes an inappropriate comment to Jennifer that causes her great pain, and discomfort for the entire group after they learn about it.
In a group session, Dr. Drew and Jill discusses objects that act as triggers, but James' comments irritate Duncan and Jennifer. An altercation between Kari Ann and Selma results in Selma's departure from the clinic, the arrival of Shelly Sprague as her replacement, and different reactions on the part of the others toward Kari Ann.
The sudden death of Phil's maternal grandmother prompts Dr. Drew to have the grieving Phil and his father discuss the unresolved pain over the passing of Phil's mother eleven years ago. Kendra makes an emotional confession to Jennifer and Louis. Drew and Jill talk to the group about what lies ahead for the group. Amber continues to explore issues stemming from her relationship with her late father. After further failures to obey the program's rules, Kari Ann is unwillingly discharged from the center.
Drew's attempts to refer her to Dr. Sealey, Kari Ann refuses his advice, and lashes out at him and the staff, including throwing a bottle of water onto Shelley. Kendra ponders her other addictions, and Jennifer, who is adamant that she will not return to the porn industry, considers her career options. Phil is uncertain of his ability to adhere to the restrictions Jill tells him will be placed on him. Kendra deals with the realization that she is an alcoholic , and recovering from this will affect her husband, Lukas.
At the graduation ceremony, each patient is given a heartfelt testimonial from one of their fellow patients, and they each agree to the after care program, except for Nicole, who feels she isn't ready yet for the program, but agrees to an individual out patient program, and James, who feels that going back to work on an eight-month surfing tour will be the best therapy for him. After filming[ edit ] Duncan Roy moved from his Malibu, California estate to a small Hollywood apartment, where he is co-star Jennifer Ketcham 's neighbor.
Ketcham, along with Pinsky, discussed her path into porn and her addictions to both sex and drugs, as well as her recovery, in a March 17, appearance on The View.
She explained that she had taken a vow of abstinence for a year when she completed treatment, but that after nine months, she met a man with whom she was in a committed monogamous relationship, and who supported her recovery by attending meetings with her.