Response to AASECT Position Statement

AASECT, A major sex education professional organization, recently stated that problematic sexual behavior, such as abusing pornography, cannot be referred to as an addiction. They are mistaken. The following is my professional organization’s official response to their released position statement.  I personally invite you to take a few moments to read it. Recently, The American […]

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THREE DATING TIPS FOR RECOVERING SEXUAL ADDICTS

While many sexual addicts are spurred into recovery by a partner sometimes, single people realize they need to seek help with their addiction as well. However, many times, single people have not had a healthy dating life in the past and wonder if a positive dating experience is possible. The good news is that it […]

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TRANSGENDERISM IS NOT A SEXUAL ADDICTION

Automatically considering sex addiction as an explanation why a person behaves opposite their at-birth gender or has a strong desire to behave opposite their at-birth gender is a mistake. Gender identity issues, such as transgenderism, are not sexual addiction. Diagnostically, sexual addiction considers the degree of disintegration to one’s personal functioning; understanding the consequences resulting […]

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How does sexual orientation relate to sexual addiction?

Sometimes, people wonder if sexual orientation has any impact or effect sexual addiction. In short, it does not. Sexual addiction, like any other type of addiction, has to do with three main factors: A continued obsession or preoccupation with the drug of choice Loss of control over use Negative life consequences directly related to use […]

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Commitments A Recovering Sexual Addict Might Make

As a sexual addict admits his or her addiction and begins to move into a recovery program, the first step is often to find an accountability partner who can help the addict map out the work that needs to be done and stay the course. This partner is often a therapist, such as the professionals […]

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PORNOGRAPHY COMBINED WITH COURTING SKILL DEFICIENCY CREATES GROWING SEXUAL PROBLEMS

Amazingly, we now live in a time where an alarming percentage of adolescent males are graduating from high schools that have never dated, not one date. And, based on questionnaires, interest in dating is alarmingly low as well. A University of San Diego study last year pointed out that the millennial generation should find sexual […]

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WHY DO PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIONS SEEK TO ESCAPE RATHER THAN CONNECT? A LOOK AT THE APPROACH TO ADDICTION TREATMENT

Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Citation: Consultant. 2016;56(9): 786-790. ABSTRACT: A strong belief exists among addiction treatment specialists that the primary reason addicts remain addicted is less about pleasure-seeking and more about their need to escape and dissociate from the pain of his or her (often trauma-based) emotional isolation. In short, all human beings crave […]

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6 steps for the partner of a sex addict

Many times after someone discovers their partner is a sexual addict, all the focus is on the addict: What can be done to help them recover from the addiction? In the drive to get the addict help, partners sometimes let their own recovery fall to the wayside. Many partners of sexual or pornography addicts often […]

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Tools to help sexual addicts recover long-term

As days turn into weeks, and months into years during the recovery process, sexual addicts may unfortunately begin to relax their recovery behavior. Long-term recovery is possible, but it takes honesty, integrity and a wiliness to seek help when needed. Otherwise, slips and relapses could occur. Slips, or momentary return to addiction through mostly unintended […]

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Why am I involved?

Three reasons the partner of a sexual addict should be involved in the recovery process. Sometimes, partners of those with a sexual addiction have a similar questions — why do I need to be involved in this process? Why is this recovery my burden as well? Many partners in North Idaho or Washington have questions […]

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