Former "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar has officially checked himself into a long-term treatment facility where he can receive the help he needs for his pornography addiction, but what exactly does that entail? The Duggar family released a statement on their family website Wednesday confirming that Josh, 27, had indeed entered rehab. They did not, however, reveal where he is or how long he will be staying there. New reports suggest the father of four, who admitted to having been unfaithful to his wife, Anna, after being named in the Ashley Madison hack, may have decided to look to a familiar type of treatment to that which he received after molesting five young girls at the age of 14.
Gawker reports that Josh is most likely being treated at Reformers Unanimous recovery center, which is affiliated with the North Love Baptist Church. The program offered by the facility is essentially a Christian-based labor camp and, although he's working for them for free, this place isn't cheap. If this is, in fact, where Josh has chosen to get help, six months of treatment are going to run him around $7,500. According to Benjamin Burks, Reformers Unanimous' International Director, tackling issues "from a spiritual standpoint" helps ensure complete recovery and prevent relapse.
Although Reformers Unanimous is said to be a treatment facility for a multitude of issues, ranging from drug abuse to depression linked to rape, counseling does not appear to be a priority. In fact, according to a schedule from the facility obtained by Gawker, it suggests Josh will be getting up early, working a lot -- 40 hours a week to be exact -- and immersing himself in the Bible. The schedule does not, however, include individual or group therapy sessions.
As for the rules, which there are no shortage of, there is to be no "griping, negative criticism, complaining, faultfinding, foul language and sowing discord." Patients checked into Reformers Unanimous are forbidden from "talking about old habits or lifestyles," and all attendees are encouraged to "turn in" anyone who admits to having broken a rule. The facility also does not tolerate "negative remarks about food" and suggests those who are unhappy with the meals being served consider praying on it or fasting.
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Josh underwent a similar type of therapy after his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, learned he had molested five underage girls -- four of which were his siblings -- as a teenager several years ago. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly, host of "The Kelly File," in June, Jim Bob, 50, and Michelle, 49, admitted that after their eldest son confessed to having touched a younger member of the Duggar family they sent him to be treated by a friend in Little Rock, Arkansas. The family friend reportedly specialized in mentoring young boys with a history of making "unwise choices in their lives." During his mentorship he was forced to help with a construction business. Jim Bob told Kelly his son "was a changed person" after getting help.
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None of the individual members of the Duggar family have come forward to address claims that this is where Josh is being held. They are said to be spending a majority of their time holed up on the Duggar compound, avoiding the public eye. Recent reports suggested Jim Bob, who sources claim runs his family "like a dictator," is doing everything in his power to limit Josh's wife Anna's contact with anyone outside their immediate network of family and friends. She has yet to comment on her husband's infidelity.