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Reimagining Intimacy in Sexual Addiction Recovery

Reimagining Intimacy in Sexual Addiction Recovery

As noted sexual addiction expert Robert Weiss and so many others have been telling us, the root problem of sexual addiction is not one of sex, but of intimacy. Sex addiction is more accurately understood as an intimacy disorder - a problem of the addict to emotionally connect with himself and with others. To heal sexual compulsivity is to heal our inability to connect, to be able to tolerate feelings of vulnerability in order that we do so. So, what then, is intimacy?

Dr. David Schnarch, a licensed clinical psychologist and author of numerous books including the bestselling, "Passionate Marriage," has an answer to this question that seems to defy popular understanding while at the same time addressing it. Read more at sexualrecovery.com.

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Linking Sexual Shame and Addiction

It's no great secret that most alcoholics, drug addicts, and behavioral addicts live with deeply felt feelings of shame. In fact, shame is nearly always part of the underlying matrix of psychological conditions that can typically lead to addiction.

Read more by Rob Weiss on Psych Central...

Sexual Addiction: (Not) A Love Story

There is a a confounding truism about men and women who struggle with not only sexual addiction, but any kind of addiction: you can rarely spot them based solely on appearances. What does a sex addict look like? The answer: me; maybe you.


Is There an Overlap Between Sex Addiction and Substance Abuse?

In a study published in August 2013, a Canadian research team examined the degree of overlap between sex addiction and substance use disorder. These researchers found that unusually large numbers of substance use disorder patients have symptoms of hypersexuality.


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Two-Week Intensive Treatment Programs begin April 14th and April 28th!

The SRI Two-Week Intensive is a program of therapy and education designed to help our clients identify and eliminate all sexual acting out behavior, and to develop the skills and tools needed to prevent sexual relapse.

The Two-Week Intensive Program at SRI is a cost-effective and more time-effective alternative to the traditional 4-6 week hospital stay or residential treatment programs. It is our belief, based on our decades of experience, that most sex addicts do not require a lengthy stay in a controlled environment. Our program offers many similar benefits while minimizing the disruption in our clients' lives.

Learn more about our Two-Week Intensive Program or Contact us to Reserve a Spot.

Recovering from Infidelity Group

Addiction Specialist Marty Simpson Revell, MA, CSAT-3, hosts a weekly group therapy session focusing on recovering from infidelity. The group helps increase self-awareness leading to a deeper understanding of what causes us to get involved in unhealthy relationships, and what gets in the way of setting healthy boundaries. In addition to the educational component of the group, members have an opportunity to process feelings and benefit from sharing their experience with others in a supportive environment facilitated by an experienced clinician.

Learn more at sexualrecovery.com.


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