Why should I have an accountability partner

As someone on the road to recovery from sexual addiction, you may feel alone in your journey. You have a hard task ahead of you, and at times, it may feel like you’re struggling upstream. However, this doesn’t have to be something you do on your own. In fact, the recovery process is made much easier […]

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Committing to long-term change: Where to start?

As you or a loved one begins to think about long-term recovery from sexual addiction or pornography addiction, there will be a lot to consider. While things such as reading articles and researching the addiction are great steps, it is important to keep the momentum going. Committing to change may be difficult, so, like many […]

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RETURNING TO DATING: HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY IN A HEALTHY WAY

Technology is almost unavoidable in today’s world. Nearly everyone has a cell phone and computer, and both devices — along with many others — are used for every day activities such as working, shopping and entertainment. As a recovering sexual addict, one of the challenges you will have is learning to use technology in a […]

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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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