Recovery

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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Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction?

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Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction?

The short answer is “yes.” Sex is a subject that comes loaded with preconceived notions and misconceptions, and so it’s important to understand sex addiction terminology. First, “cured” is a strong word. It implies a disease, which many people equate with the image of a doctor giving a patient a pill or injection that...
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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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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 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 1

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 1

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. Note that in each of the 3 popular 12 step fellowships for recovery from Sex Addiction: Step 1 defines the addiction a little different. In SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) We admitted we were powerless over...
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