Combatting Sex Addiction Triggers: Five Tools for Sobriety

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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If you are a recovering alcoholic or drug addict with solid support and a lot of motivated willingness to get well, you can make it through the rest of your life without taking another drink or abusing an addictive drug. Similarly, compulsive gamblers can live a full and happy lives without ever re-entering a casino, …
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Jonathan is a 45-year-old structural engineer. He has been in recovery for both sex addiction and meth/cocaine addiction for just under a year, initially seeking help after his wife learned about his multiple affairs, trips to strip clubs, drug abuse, and sex with prostitutes. Jonathan is serious about his recovery and saving his marriage. Unfortunately, …
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Sexual Addiction: Tolerance and Escalation

September 15th, 2015 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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Tolerance: Tolerance occurs when the body needs increasingly larger or more potent doses to get the same effect from an addictive substance or a behavior. Escalation: Escalation occurs when a person indulges his or her tolerance to an addictive substance or behavior with larger or more potent doses.

Do Sex Addicts Experience Withdrawal?

August 10th, 2015 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Addiction | Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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The three primary elements for a diagnosis of sexual addiction are as follows: Preoccupation to the point of obsession with sexual fantasies and behaviors Loss of control over sexual fantasies and behaviors, typically evidenced by multiple failed attempts to either quit, alter, or curtail these activities Negative life consequences directly related to out-of-control sexual fantasies …
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In my previous posting to this site, I wrote about the reasons that women sometimes engage in sexual infidelity, promising that I’d take a look at men in this week’s blog. So, as promised, here is part one of my take on male cheaters…

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The Current Non-Diagnosis Though sexual addiction is now readily accepted as a real and debilitating disorder by much of the general population and the media, it is not yet an official psychiatric diagnosis. In fact, the DSM-5 was published last year without even mentioning sexual addiction – this despite a proposed hypersexual disorder (sexual addiction) …
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Confronting and Treating Adolescent Sexual Addicts

November 4th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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As mentioned in my previous posting to this site, all age groups are affected by the tech-connect boom and the nearly endless array of sexual stimulation it provides. Generally speaking, adolescents are no more or less vulnerable than adults to the escapist allure of digital sexuality. And while most young people are able to experiment …
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Can Teens Be Sexually Addicted?

October 29th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Adolescents - (Comments Off)
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Do Bears Do Their Business in the Woods? Asking whether teens can become sexually addicted is a bit like asking if they can become alcoholic or drug addicted. Of course they can. In fact, they are every bit as vulnerable as adults to addictions, perhaps more so because their emotional immaturity has prevented them from …
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Finding a Good Sex Addiction Rehab

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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While most addiction-informed therapists have a fairly clear sense of the type of residential/inpatient rehab facility that will best serve a drug addicted or alcoholic client, where to go for “sex rehab” is often another story. Therapists and counselors of all stripes, along with their sex and porn addicted clients, can be challenged by a …
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