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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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…

Helping Addicts Stay Safe Online

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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Addicts of all types have been adversely affected by the tech-connect boom and the endless array of stimulation it provides. As online accessibility, affordability, and anonymity have increased, so too has the number of people falling prey to Internet-related addictive behaviors – compulsive porn abuse, compulsive sexual hookups, compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping, compulsive video gaming, …
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Creating a Plan for Sexual Addiction Sobriety

March 20th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
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In a previous blog I examined the ways in which sexual sobriety is typically defined, noting that total abstinence, the most common conception of sobriety with alcoholism and drug addiction, does not work for many of the process (behavioral) addictions, including sex addiction and eating disorders. (For instance, if a sex addict is married, his …
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