12 Steps

Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

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Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

I recently responded to a comment/question asked on an earlier blog, Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?. It got me thinking about how guilt and shame play a role in the addiction cycle. Now guilt and shame may be part of the original cause of the addiction, but that isn’t what I...
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Treating sex addiction

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Once you have decided that you want to reclaim your life from the mess that is sex addiction where do you begin? This is a question that plagues many sex addicts. Sure you’ve heard about treatment programs, but they are expensive. Right? The facilities will take you away from you job, your family, and...
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What Works In Sex Addiction Treatment Programs

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There are many methods to treat sex addiction. As every person is different, their addiction, addiction cycle, and triggers will be different.  For this reason treatment is also individual. But there are common techniques that can be used in successful recovery.  This video has some ideas about what works in a successful sex addiction...
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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction Through the 12 Steps

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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction  Through the 12 Steps

If you haven’t seen this yet, here is a video on the 12 steps to recovery from sex addiction. The video goes through the types of 12 step groups, how they work, and breaks down each step for you. These groups are one of the key tools in recovery from sex addiction, and putting...
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Sex Addiction: The Importance Of 12 Step Meetings

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Sex Addiction: The Importance Of 12 Step Meetings

I just read an article called  The Importance Of 12 Step Meetings  What I liked about what the article presented was studies show that sex addicts who attend, participate and do service work at 12 step meetings maintain abstinence. What most sex addicts don’t want to hear is that solid results are not realized until...
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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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How Do I Find Friends in Sex Addiction Recovery Groups?

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How Do I Find Friends in Sex Addiction Recovery Groups?

Recovery groups like Sex Addicts Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and others have created a fellowship of individuals recovering from sex addiction. This group support setting increases the success rate of sex addicts wishing to maintain sexual sobriety. With the regular attendance at these meetings there is a specific need that...
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What is a Holistic Approach for Treating Sex Addiction?

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What is a Holistic Approach for Treating Sex Addiction?

You likely know that sex addiction can be effectively treated by twelve step programs, one on one therapy, and group therapy. But did you know  holistic treatment can also help? Holistic healing is based on concepts of empathy, spirituality, de-stressing, and looking inside yourself. Many sex addicts have tried the holistic approach and describe...
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7 Paths to Sucess in Recovery from Sex Addiction

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7 Paths to Sucess in Recovery from Sex Addiction

7 Paths to Success:  Recovery from Sex Addiction Untold men and women of every race, creed, religion, social status, profession, and economic strata struggle with unwanted obsessive compulsive often addictive behaviors often referred to as the disease of sex addiction. If you talk to a person who suffers from the obsession and compulsion of...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 12

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 12

Step 12 Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to sex and love addicts, and to practice these principles in all areas of our lives. Just as in step 1, this step has three different versions applicable to...
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