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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The six stages of long-term recovery, and how to rebuilt trust
As sexual addicts and their partners begin to consider recovery and reforming their relationship, it may seem as though it is impossible. However, recovery for sexual addicts and their partners is possible, especially with hard work, communication and respect, as well as the help of a certified professional. Recovering from a sexual addition will take […]Read More
Why is mindfulness an important step in recovery?
Mindfulness is an important part of the recovery process for those struggling with sexual or pornography addictions, as well as for their partners. It is a technique that helps those using it to observe what is happening without judging or forming an opinion. Many people use mindfulness daily — you may be using this subtle […]Read More