Josh Duggar entered into a Christian rehab facility last week, allegedly seeking treatment for pornography addiction and other sexual dysfunctions. A report by ET Online reveals that life there is far from pleasant — that is, unless you consider prayer, Bible study, 40-hour workweeks of community service, and bunking in military-style barracks pleasant.
Officially, it’s not known where Josh Duggar is seeking treatment, but an anonymous source tells ET that Duggar has checked into Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois. Further, an ET report from last week noted that a private plane registered to Josh’s brother John David Duggar made a late-night flight from the Duggar’s hometown of Springdale, Arkansas, and landed in Rockford, Illinois, before returning to Arkansas.
“Reformers Unanimous is a revolutionary addiction recovery program developed from over a decade of experience working with hundreds of thousands of addicts. Addiction experts Steve Curington, and Dr. Paul Kingsbury have produced a program that uses a unique spiritual approach to develop lifelong sobriety.”
The facility is close to the Duggar family; in October, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spoke at a Reformers Unanimous conference.
“They are an incredible Christian based drug/ alcohol addiction program… [We] love supporting organizations and events like these.”
Tony Richardson, Director of Development at Reformers Unanimous, declined to answer questions about whether or not Josh Duggar is a patient there, citing patient privacy. However, he did praise the Duggars on general principle.
“We love the Duggar family. Our hearts and prayers are with them.”
While he’s a patient at Reformers Unanimous, Josh Duggar’s life will be tightly-controlled and rather ascetic. He and his fellow patients (all men) will be expected to do 40 hours of community service per week. They’ll be bused to church on Sunday mornings. The rest of their time is spent in Bible study and prayer.
As it turns out, however, Reformers Unanimous might not be the best place for a person with sexual addictions, like Josh Duggar, to seek treatment. An investigation by Patheos writer Libby Anne suggested that the agency has ties to Paul Kingsbury, the pastor of North Love Baptist Church, which runs the treatment center. Kingsbury has allegedly used his position to financially support, or cover up for, various men suspected (or convicted) of sex crimes, with whom he’s crossed paths and/or have been in his employ.
As of this post, it is not clear how long Josh Duggar will stay in rehab.
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