Archive for August, 2012

Should I Seek Inpatient Sex Addiction Treatment?

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Should I Seek Inpatient Sex Addiction Treatment?

Sex addiction is a very challenging and difficult disease and issue to deal with. It can feel like a personal jail – confining and hard to break free from. Sex addiction can ruin close relationships, put jobs in jeopardy, and render social lives basically nonexistent. Thankfully, help is out there. Professional sex addiction inpatient...
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How Do I Seek Outpatient Treatment for Sex Addiction?

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How Do I Seek Outpatient Treatment for Sex Addiction?

Simply enjoying sex does not make you a sex addict, nor does exploration into different parts of your sexuality or engaging in sex frequently. A healthy sex life shared between two consenting adults is a great human experience, made possible by open communication. When this is the case, complications are few, if any. Sex...
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How Do I Approach Sex Addiction Treatment?

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How Do I Approach Sex Addiction Treatment?

Sex addiction can lead to a life of secrecy, frustration, shame, and anger. It’s been linked to several negative side effects, such as sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse and dependence, depression, and severely damaged interpersonal relationships. Sex addiction treatment offers patients a great measure of freedom from the chains of their addiction, but many...
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What are the Causes and Symptoms of Sex Addiction?

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What are the Causes and Symptoms of Sex Addiction?

Like all other addictions, sex addiction is a serious condition that can only be remedied with professional treatment. Those affected by sex addiction often hold a desire to trace the condition to its roots and find its cause. Sometimes a definitive cause cannot be found, but by looking closely at its roots and examining...
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How does Sex Addiction Affect Partners, Families and Children?

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How does Sex Addiction Affect Partners, Families and Children?

Sex addiction has a devastating impact on family members including spouses, children, parents and siblings. In most cases, sex addicts don’t realize the damaging effects their actions have on those around them. Family members find ways to cope with the situation as they learn to live with the sex addict’s unpredictable behavior. Many sex...
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How Do I Accept My Sex Addiction?

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How Do I Accept My Sex Addiction?

For most sex addicts and those struggling with unwanted obsessive compulsive sexual behaviors, the hardest part of overcoming sex addiction is coming to grips with this one fact: Once you get into recovery, once you’re abstinent and sober and have some “clean” time and have the addiction under control, keeping it that way is...
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How Do I Control My Sex Addiction?

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How Do I Control My Sex Addiction?

Fighting sex addiction is a losing battle…It does not mean removing the addiction from one’s life. What it does mean is getting it under control. This can be difficult, as sex in and of itself is a natural,healthy and enjoyable part of life and cutting it out completely is often not realistic or even...
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Why are Sex Addicts so Lonely?

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Why are Sex Addicts so Lonely?

Loneliness plays a major role in sex addiction. For many sex addicts, loneliness is at the root of their addiction and the more alone they remain the easier it is for their addiction to take root and flourish . Others suffer from loneliness as they become increasingly isolated as a result of their sexually...
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What is the Relationship Between Codependency and Sex Addiction?

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What is the Relationship Between Codependency and Sex Addiction?

Much of the focus on sex addiction has to do with the addicts themselves. However, sex addiction can have a particularly damaging effect on those who are close to sex addicts. Codependency is one of the more common damaging effects of addiction. Spouses of sex addicts often suffer from codependency. Codependency is not unique...
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Understanding Shame and Self Blame of a Sex Addict

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Understanding Shame and Self Blame of a Sex Addict

Sex addiction affects everyone a little bit differently. However, a common element in most addictions is blame. While some addicts place blame on others, many experience strong feelings of guilt, shame and self-blame. Self-blame combined with low-self worth and depression haunts a large number of sex addicts and often times causes them to want...
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