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Summertime's Sex Addiction Bonanza

Summertime Sexual Sobriety

Summer is here, and for sex and love addicts this presents heightened challenges. For starters, people wear a lot less clothing when it's hot out. Halter tops, short-shorts, bikinis, Speedos, thongs, and tight T-shirts are de rigueur for a lot of individuals - and that alone can trigger a sex addict's cycle. Plus, there are lots more parties in the summer than most other times of year. This means more socializing and more alcohol, and consequently lowered inhibitions and more opportunities to act out. Plus there's family stuff to deal with - vacations, ballgames, recitals, lawn maintenance, BBQs, and all sorts of other potentially stressful stuff.

Essentially, the events of summer mix into a dangerous cocktail for sex and love addicts. Dealing with family, neighbors, coworkers, and the like can present a wide variety of emotional challenges from which an addict may seek to "escape." Plus, shortened summer work hours and vacation days present extra (often unstructured) free time that can easily turn into acting out time. Even the cultural expectation of summertime relaxation and socialization can cause problems, particularly if the addict feels like he or she is falling short on the warm weather enjoyment front.

With all the triggers of summer, it might seem impossible that a sex or love addict could maintain his or her sobriety. Nevertheless, plenty of recovering addicts manage to not only survive, but thrive during the warm weather months. Usually they manage this by stepping up their program of recovery. Many establish a daily mindfulness check-in as a way to become hyper-vigilant about how they are feeling and what they are thinking. Learn about more summertime sexual sobriety tips at sexualrecovery.com.

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The next Two-Week Intensive Treatment Program begins July 22nd!

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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