Recovery from Sex Addiction

Whan Can I Expect During Withdrawal from Sex Addiction?

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Whan Can I Expect During Withdrawal from Sex Addiction?

Once you have acknowledged you have a sex addiction, and made the decision to get help, you need to prepare yourself for a period of withdrawal. Like any drug or substance, it’s not going to be smooth sailing. Going through withdrawal from sex addiction is akin to withdrawal from many other substances such as...
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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 Sex Addiction Support Groups are Available for Spouses, Partners and Family Members?

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What Sex Addiction Support Groups are Available for Spouses, Partners and Family Members?

The spouses, partners and family members of sex addicts have a unique challenge in dealing with sex addiction. They often suffer quietly as they watch their loved one on a downward spiral into the depths of addiction. Many spouses, partners and other close family members often blame themselves or somehow feel responsible. Another common...
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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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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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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 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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