Sex Addiction Treatment

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 Prevent Sexually Obsessive Thoughts?

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How Do I Prevent Sexually Obsessive Thoughts?

The simple answer and one you may not want to hear is…You can’t. That’s right, you can’t control the sexually obsessive thoughts that enter your mine…what you can control is what you do with those thoughts. Sexual thoughts and feelings are common both in individuals who are struggling with sex addiction and those who...
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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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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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What are the Causes and Symptoms of Sex Addiction?

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What are the Causes and Symptoms of Sex Addiction?

Like all other addictions, sex addiction is a serious condition that can only be remedied with professional treatment. Those affected by sex addiction often hold a desire to trace the condition to its roots and find its cause. Sometimes a definitive cause cannot be found, but by looking closely at its roots and examining...
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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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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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