Archive for September, 2012

What is the Double Life of a Sex Addict?

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What is the Double Life of a Sex Addict?

How can you tell if someone is a sex addict? Chances are you can’t. They are so good at keeping their unwanted obsessive and compulsive sexual behaviors(acting out behaviors) a secret. They don’t want anyone to know about the shameful behaviors and secrets they keep. Sex addicts are just like you and I, with...
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Sex Addiction and other Addictions: Our Biggest Health Problem says Patrick Carnes, PhD

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Sex Addiction and other Addictions: Our Biggest Health Problem says Patrick Carnes, PhD

In his Keynote address at the SASH Conference (Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health), Dr. Patrick Carnes, a leader in the field of sex addiction and author of many books on sex addiction and recovery from sex addiction, shared that our biggest health problem today is addiction. In the keynote address “To Change...
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What is a Spiritual Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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What is a Spiritual Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

Successful recovery from sex addiction can involve a lot of things, from support groups to Twelve-Step programs to therapy and anything in between. Whichever road you decide to travel down, your own spirituality will be incredibly important to your recovery process. Spirituality can be loosely defined as your personal connection and feelings about a...
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What is the Cycle of Sex Addiction?

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I just found a good simple model which explains the Cycle of Addiction Learn more here: The Addiction Cycle In it they describe the different parts of the cycle and how it affects the addict. The biggest problem to the addict is represented in the cycle as the guilt and remorse and the shame...
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How Yoga Can Help During Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment

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How Yoga Can Help During Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment

I just read an interesting article on how yoga can help during drug and alcohol rehab treatment And while I totally agree with the article, it can also be applied to sex addiction rehab treatment and sex addiction recovery During my own 3 month rehab at Sante Center for Healing in Argyle Texas I...
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Is There a Biblical Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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Is There a Biblical Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction can strike anyone, even the most religious of us who would never intentionally do something against our religion. However, this kind of thing happens. Recovery from sex addiction is possible with the help of support groups, therapy, or Twelve-Step programs, but if you are a very religious person, your religion and the...
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What is Abstinence from Sex Addiction?

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When used in the connotation of sex between people who are not addicted, the term abstinence generally implies abstaining from, or not engaging in, sexual activity. However, this term takes on a different meaning when it is applied to those who are in recovery from sex addiction. Within the parameters of sex addiction, abstinence...
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Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction?

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Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction?

The short answer is “yes.” Sex is a subject that comes loaded with preconceived notions and misconceptions, and so it’s important to understand sex addiction terminology. First, “cured” is a strong word. It implies a disease, which many people equate with the image of a doctor giving a patient a pill or injection that...
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What is Book-Ending in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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What is Book-Ending in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

One of the many tools available to you in your recovery from sex addiction is one called “book-ending” by Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA). The general idea of this practice is to arrange, in advance, to contact someone in your support network or group both before and after a particularly difficult event or potentially triggering...
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Why Should I Follow the 12 Steps Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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Why Should I Follow the 12 Steps Recovery from Sex Addiction?

The main reason you should follow a 12 step program to treat sex addiction is because such programs, based on techniques pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, have been known to work. Although there is little in the way of solid, scientific data showing recovery rates on people who went through a 12 step program, 12...
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