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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Dating in Recovery – a Healthy Timeline of Events

Dating during recovery is overwhelming. You have just learned how to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself, and now you need to do it with a partner. Don’t let it worry you, though! Dating in recovery is a big step to long term relationships built on healthy love and trust. Below, we’ll go over some […]

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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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The Science Behind Sexual Addiction – It’s Not Sex, It’s Dopamine

When we think of sexual addicts, we think of individuals who can’t stop participating in inappropriate and unhealthy sexual relationships, regardless of the harm it may be causing. They just love sex, right? Well, not exactly.  In actuality, sexual addiction isn’t about the sex. It’s about the chemicals in your brain making you feel good. […]

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Analyzing Sexual Behavior

Analyzing your sexual behavior is a major part of addiction recovery. By analyzing your past behaviors and habits, you can start to recognize patterns and begin working hard to reprogram them into healthier, happier ones. Healthy vs Destructive To start, you need to be able to understand the difference between healthy and destructive behaviors.  Understanding […]

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Signs of Sexual Addiction — 4 Questions to ask Yourself

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed what is not a sign of sexual addiction. While one person’s sexual preferences or sex drive may be different from another’s, this does not mean they have a sexual addiction. However, as with most types of addiction, there are some clear signs and symptoms of sexual addicting. If you have been […]

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Defining Sexual Addiction: Common Signs and How They Manifest

Sexual addiction is a behavioral addiction that is focused on sex or sexual fantasy. It can manifest in many ways: infidelity in relationships, cheating or affairs, pornography addiction, the pursuit of casual or anonymous sex or prostitution. To be considered an addiction, this behavior must continue long-term, usually more than six months, and results in negative […]

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Identifying Sexual Addiction — What’s NOT a Sign

There can sometimes be a line between what is sexual addiction, and what is someone’s sexual preference or sexual drive. Someone can have a high sex drive and be more interested in sex or pornography than another person; however, this does not mean they have an addiction. Like most addictions, sexual addiction or pornography addiction […]

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