Recovery from Sex Addiction

What are the differences between substance addiction and sex addiction?

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What are the differences between substance addiction and sex addiction?

All addictions share certain qualities, but present their own challenges. Addiction comes in two basic varieties; dependence on an outside chemical, and dependence on a chemical produced from within. An addiction that sustains itself using an outside substance is a “physical addiction,” while an addiction using the body’s own chemistry stems from “psychological,” sources....
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Why Can’t I Stop My Unwanted Sexual Behaviors?

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Why Can’t I Stop My Unwanted Sexual Behaviors?

Many sex addicts struggling with obsessive, compulsive unwanted sexual behaviors often ask, Why can’t I stop?  The internal stop mechanism doesn’t work! It’s simple…All you have to do to stop, which you may have done many times, is say stop. Unfortunately staying stopped is the problem.  In the aftermath of acting out you get...
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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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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 11

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 11

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 11 Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a Power greater than ourselves, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. The principle behind this step is Spiritual Awareness. So what is spirituality?  It has...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 10

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 10

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 10 Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong admitted it. The principle behind step 10 is Perseverance which means a continued effort to do or achieve despite difficulties, failures or opposition. There will be daily living challenges, difficult at times and we need to...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 9

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 9

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 9 Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. The principles behind step 9 are Justice, discipline, evening of the scales. Justice is what is morally and socially correct. Discipline is training that corrects, molds or perfect ...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8 Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. The principle behind this step is Unconditional Love. Unconditional means without any limitations. That means love our fellow man NO MATTER WHAT!!! Another ouchie here. Making a list...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 7

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 7

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 7 Step 7: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. The principle behind this step is Humility…Humility is the quality of being modest and respectful, it signifies the quality of being subservient, humble; meek and modest in behavior, attitude or spirit; not arrogant or prideful. Big Ouch. This was...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 6

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 6

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 6 Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. The principle behind step 6 is Willingness… All I have to do is be willing to have God remove my defects of character. I get a slight reprieve here. I just have to be...
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