Combatting Sex Addiction Triggers: Five Tools for Sobriety

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Combatting Sex Addiction Triggers: Five Tools for Sobriety)
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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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Sexual Addiction: Tolerance and Escalation

September 15th, 2015 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Sexual Addiction: Tolerance and Escalation)
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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 on Do Sex Addicts Experience Withdrawal?)
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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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What Sexual Addiction is NOT

June 13th, 2015 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on What Sexual Addiction is NOT)
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At the age of 19, Devin’s parents, when he was home on summer break from college, learned that he was looking at gay porn on his laptop, and that he had posted his profile on several gay hookup apps. As members of a conservative religion, they sought advice from their pastor, who told them that …
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With Sexual Addiction “Sobriety” Can Be a Confusing Concept

March 5th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on With Sexual Addiction “Sobriety” Can Be a Confusing Concept)
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When working with alcoholics and drug addicts the concept of sobriety is easy to define. Essentially, for substance abusers sobriety entails total abstinence, meaning no use of mood altering substances (outside of medical emergencies and carefully prescribed, medically necessary usage). This standard of complete abstinence is also used with certain process/behavioral addictions, such as gambling. …
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Spotting Sexual Addiction in Clients

February 5th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Spotting Sexual Addiction in Clients)
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Sexually addicted men and women enter treatment because their addiction is destroying their lives, but once they’re in therapy they often fail to mention their out-of-control sexual activity (most often due to shame). Instead, they ask for help with their addiction’s related symptoms – depression, severe anxiety, relationship problems, co-occurring substance abuse issues, and the …
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It seems that lately you can’t turn on a television or pick up a newspaper without encountering some news item on the latest public figure entering treatment for sex addiction. It begs the question – is it really sex addiction, or just one (or several) random indiscretions? The following information is excerpted from an article …
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