Recovery from Sex Addiction

10 Great Books on Sex Addiction and Recovery from Sex Addiction

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10 Great Books on Sex Addiction and Recovery from Sex Addiction

If you’re dealing with sex addiction, a sex addict in your family or cyber sex, the following books will help you understand the disease of sex addiction and help with your journey to recovery from sex addiction. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. Dr. Carnes’ book has been praised by...
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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

The simple answer is sex addicts keep secrets because they have to. The feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment and fear of discovery take them deeper into isolation and they pull away from all other aspects of life due to the overwhelming need to move deeper in their addiction. At first the secrets start small...
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How To Identify a Craving or Toxic State

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How To Identify a Craving or Toxic State

The biggest part of dealing with a sex addiction is fighting the cravings, the urges, the thoughts, that drive you to act out. There are numerous techniques for riding out a craving or making indulgence difficult, but a sex addict must know his or her triggers, or toxic state, in order to deal with...
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Sex Addiction: What is the Description for Sex Addiction?

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Sex Addiction: What is the Description for Sex Addiction?

I don’t think I can provide this description, definition or words about the disease of sex addiction enough times. Sex addiction is truly a devastating and damaging disorder and more importantly a disease. The disease of sex addiction compels otherwise normal, level-headed intelligent men and women  to engage in sexually compulsive destructive behaviors despite...
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Sex Addiction: What is Mindfulness in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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Sex Addiction: What is Mindfulness in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

Mindfulness can be a very useful practice in the recovery process from sex addiction as well as in life after addiction. A good way to think of mindfulness is to view it as awareness. It consists of two parts: The first part is being completely in the moment. The second part is taking a...
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Sex Addiction: What Daily Challenges Do You Have?

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Sex Addiction: What Daily Challenges Do You Have?

The life of a sex addict in recovery can be quite challenging. For me, I wake up each day and have 4 major boxes to check in order for my life to be in total balance. When each of these four elements are in balance, life is really really good. When they are out...
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Sex Addiction: Am I Sober, Abstinent or in Recovery?

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Sex Addiction: Am I Sober, Abstinent or in Recovery?

There are many views on sobriety, abstinence and recovery that vary from program to program, fellowship to fellowship to fellowship and vary according to who is defining the terms. Many have the false belief that a sex addict needs to become abstinent from sex all together. It is advisable by many of the 12...
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Sex Addiction: Why is it So Difficult to Call When I’m Struggling?

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Sex Addiction: Why is it So Difficult to Call When I’m Struggling?

Ask many recovering sex addicts the most difficult part of recovery and you’ll hear from most: “When I’m feeling and want to act out, I can’t pick up the phone and call someone and ask for help” Having people to call when you need support during recovery from sex addiction can mean the difference...
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Sex Addiction: How to Change Old Routines

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Sex Addiction: How to Change Old Routines

Changing the routines and relationships that are associated with your addiction is almost always essential to achieving and maintaining sobriety. One of the very first decisions you will have to make when committing to a program of recovery from sex addiction is whether you want to pursue inpatient care at a residential rehabilitation program,...
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Sex Addiction: Why Do People with a Sex Addiction Relapse?

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Sex Addiction: Why Do People with a Sex Addiction Relapse?

I’ve never met a sex addict who is happy with the fact that it takes time to recovery from sex addiction and it won’t happen overnight. The sex addict is so used to instant gratification in their disease. Whatever their “acting out” behavior or habits, they get instant gratification and release by achieving orgasm....
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