Recovery

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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Isn’t Masturbation Healthy? How can I be a sex addict?

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Most people think that masturbation is a normal, healthy part of an individual’s sex life. But that isn’t always the case. Like with any addiction, it is the excessive, compulsive behavior that defines the addiction. With this addiction the need to act out in order to fill a void, stop an emotion, or get...
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Six Ways Sex Addiction Can Hurt You!

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Sex addiction is an issue that spreads beyond the individual addict.  The time spent planning and engaging in the addictive behaviors, the mood swings that come from cravings, guilt and shame, and the consistent lies involved in hiding the addiction all take a toll of familial and social relationships.  Engaging in these behaviors can...
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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: 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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