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Sexual Addiction and the Holidays


Most people view the holiday season as a joyful period filled with family, close friends, and entertaining celebrations. For sex and love addicts, however, the holidays can be incredibly difficult. For these individuals the season is stressful, and being (or at least appearing to be) happy, carefree, and "emotionally present" oftentimes feels incredibly uncomfortable.

Sometimes recovering sex and love addicts are overwhelmed by the pressure and revert to their old acting out patterns. And many not-yet-recovering sex and love addicts find their addiction escalating; they either spend more time acting out, or they increase the emotional intensity of their behaviors by engaging in new, more powerfully exciting acts. Happily, there are a number of steps that sex and love addicts can take to maintain or even to begin sobriety during the holiday season. Continue reading for ways to maintain your recovery plan during the holidays at

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Rebuilding Trust in Romantic Relationships

Trust is the bedrock of any successful relationship. It guides the connection and allows the two people to function without having to constantly be near each other. So, what happens when that trust is destroyed because of an addiction? Is there a way for a couple to reconnect once the trust is gone? Although the road will be difficult, it is possible to rebuild trust.


Is Sex Addiction Different for Gay Men?

Studies suggest that approximately ten percent of gay men are sex addicts. Gay and straight men are equally susceptible to sexual addiction. However, for gay male sex addicts, destructive patterns of problematic sexual behavior take place against a cultural background of dramatically greater sexual and social freedom.


Love, Digital Style: The New Generation Gap

Even though every older generation has had to confront the changes brought about by every younger generation, today we are clearly experiencing a deeper, more meaningful, and possibly hardwired shift in the ways younger people think about, engage in, and build intimate relationships.

Read more in a Huffington Post blog by our founder, Robert Weiss...

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The next Two-Week Intensive Treatment Program begins January 7th!

The SRI Two-Week Intensive Programs is a two-week education and therapy curriculum focused on helping our patients identify and eliminate all sexual acting out behavior and develop the tools needed to prevent sexual relapse.

Less costly and time consuming than a 4-6 week hospital or residential treatment, the Two-Week Intensive Programs offers many similar benefits, including spousal involvement, structured social support, psycho-education and daily individual therapy.

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.

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