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Holiday Survival Tips for Sex Addicts

Holiday Survival Tips for Sex Addicts

Whatever holidays you celebrate, the season running from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day can be emotionally and psychologically difficult, especially for people addicted to sex, who typically don’t deal so well with extra commitments and stressors. The fact that we’re bombarded in the media with idyllic Normal Rockwell-type imagery increases the burden. Even non-addicted people can struggle with this extra pressure to be perfect and joyful and loving and attentive and all the other stuff we think we’re supposed to be. And when we inevitably fall short of these idealized holiday expectations, we’re likely to experience guilt, shame, remorse, anxiety, depression and the like - all of which are emotions that people addicted to sex work very hard to escape and not experience via their addiction.

There are steps that people addicted to sex can take to protect themselves and their sexual sobriety during this trying time of the year. One of the best tools is a regular - perhaps multiple times daily - mindfulness check-in. Learn how to mindfulness and other recovery tools to protect your sexual sobriety during the holidays at

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Two-Week Intensive Treatment Programs begin January 5th!

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.

You're Invited!

Help us celebrate our move into a new, larger, brighter home for SRI!

We’re looking forward to an afternoon of camaraderie, food, and music. Learn more about our new and existing programs and take a tour.

January 23, 2014, 1pm to 4pm

1964 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Please RSVP by January 16, 2014 to

Jump Start Your Recovery with Our New Evening Intensive Program

The Sexual Recovery Institute is proud and excited to announce our new 8-Week Evening Intensive Program.

"The SRI Evening Intensive provides local Los Angeles residents an opportunity to jump start their recovery or to gain traction if they are struggling to maintain their sobriety," said SRI Clinical Director Sharon O’Hara, MFT, CSAT-S.

The Evening Intensive package will offer:

  • Group Sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evening
  • Psycho-educational and group therapy components
  • Weekly individual sessions
  • Weekly Trauma Model based partner group
  • Additional couple’s sessions or individual sessions for partners
Over the last 20 years, SRI has gained a reputation as a premier sex addiction treatment facility. We have accomplished this through many years of helping clients turn despair, shame and secrecy into hope, intimacy and recovery.

For more information and upcoming dates, visit

Recovering from Infidelity Group

Addiction Specialist Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, hosts a weekly group therapy session focusing on recovering from infidelity. The group is psycho-educational and process oriented.

In a safe and affirming environment, group members receive information about the trauma of infidelity and the experience of PTSD.

A focus is placed on exploring issues of trust and vulnerability, developing effective communication skills, and creating and sustaining healthy boundaries. Members are empowered to define goals for healthy, fulfilling relationships and begin living their best life now.

Members have an opportunity to process feelings and share their experience with others who are dealing with similar issues in a supportive environment facilitated by a clinician with years of experience in treating partners of sex addicts.

Learn more at

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