Sex Addiction is Not About the Sex – Here’s Why

Sex addiction is widely recognized in media and society. However, most people don’t truly understand what it is or how it impacts others. Many think that sexual addicts are in it just for the sex, others believe it’s just a show for attention, but sex addiction actually has nothing to do with sex itself. It […]

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Polygraphs? Probably Not!

On occasion I’m asked if I use polygraphs in my work as a sexual addiction therapist.  Polygraph requests are typically made by betrayed partners when trust in their relationship has been damaged. I believe that trust is only re-established by seeing behavior that is consistent with words and intention over time.  Polygraphs may appear promising […]

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Sexual Addiction Affects Women Too – Here’s How

When people think of sex addicts, they automatically imagine a man. However, that is a common misconception when it comes to sexual addiction. In fact, women are just as likely to be sexually addicted as their male counterparts. A recent national study found that approximately 10% of men and 7% of women struggle with compulsive […]

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Porn Addiction in the Digital Age

Since the invention of the internet, the world has seen a drastic change in the way people interact online. Now that the internet exists, what took time and planning to achieve can now be acquired in seconds. In terms of sexual and porn addiction, this is incredibly dangerous. To learn more about porn addiction in […]

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Healing Trauma With the Hippocampus

A lot of recovering sexual addicts find, during rehab, that their addictions actually stem from past traumas. Knowing this can actually help them heal from their past and eventually, from their addictions. Do you struggle with past trauma that might be feeding your addiction? If so, keep reading below as we learn about the hippocampus […]

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Understanding How the Brain Works – the Science Behind Addiction

The brain is a highly complex organ that is responsible for how we live and breathe each day. Not only does it give us the power to eat, breathe, and see, but it is also the reason why we think and feel.  While the brain may be small, it controls so much in regards to […]

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Strengthening your Wheel of Awareness

There are plenty of techniques and practices that you can explore when looking to better yourself. Not only do they increase your awareness, but they actually heal your brain from many different ailments. Especially for people battling addiction, these techniques and practices can be the difference between relapse and success. Are you struggling with addiction […]

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Self Care During Recovery – 5 Habits to Keep You on Track

During sexual addiction recovery, it can be difficult to manage the process and continue to take care of yourself. However, it is important to maintain habits on a daily basis so you stay healthy, mentally and physically. Below, we’ll explore some healthy self-care habits that you can follow each day to help you throughout the […]

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Defining Healthy, Intimate Sex

If you’re in active recovery for sexual addiction, then you’re probably learning a lot about healthy, intimate relationships. You’re going through many changes right now, though, and learning how to become intimate with someone after entering recovery can seem daunting. Good news – it doesn’t have to be. Want to learn more about what healthy […]

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3 Habits for Healthy Sexual Recovery

Recovery from sexual addiction can be difficult, especially once you ready to finally re-enter the dating world. It doesn’t have to be impossible, though. By developing habits, you’ll be able to participate in strong, healthy relationships while simultaneously maintaining your sobriety. Developing habits Discovering healthy habits starts while in meetings. Discuss with your group or […]

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