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Are You Addicted to Sex?

Are You Addicted to Sex?

Do you think about sex constantly? Has it started to rule your life? Are you cheating on your partner because of your compulsion? Do you feel out of control when you engage in certain sexual behaviors? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may be addicted to sex. How do you know if you have a problem or you just really enjoy sex?

Like any other type of addiction, sex addiction is an obsession and a compulsion. If you're addicted to something, you keep going after it, regardless of the consequences. With sex addiction, it doesn't matter what the type of sexual behavior is that constitutes your obsession; it's your level of compulsion and lack of control that makes it an addiction. Continue reading to learn what makes it unhealthy and what indicates you are addicted to sex at

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Sex and relationship addicts risk the fallout of their addiction on the lives of family members, on their health and on their jobs. Impulsive behavior is common in sex addicts, making dreams and goals difficult to impossible to achieve because risk-seeking asserts itself again and again, sabotaging any efforts the addict asserts to maintain control.


New Source for News, Articles, and Expert Blogs was created to serve individuals suffering from addiction, as well as their loved ones, clinicians, and other health professionals who care for those struggling with addiction. At, you'll find news and information on love addiction, porn addiction, and sex addiction and blogs by leading experts in their fields.


Two-Week Intensive Treatment Programs begin March 16th and March 30th!

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.

SRI Announces New 8 Week Evening Intensive

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

The Evening Intensive represents an alternative for local Los Angeles metro area residents who are unable to attend SRI's highly regarded 2-week Intensive. It's a way to for those who have been struggling with their sex addiction to get sexually sober, gain traction, build momentum and find hope.

The Evening Intensive package will offer:

  • Group Sessions 3 days a week.
  • Psycho-educational and group therapy components
  • Weekly individual sessions
  • A full day of partner trauma recovery programming
  • Couple's sessions or individual sessions for partners available
  • Jump start for those new to recovery
  • Traction for clients struggling to maintain sobriety
Please visit for more information.

You're invited to a special screening of Paul Ginocchio's "The Courage to Love"

Please join SRI for a special screening of Paul Ginocchio's "The Courage to Love," a pioneering documentary about four individuals' journeys from the pain and shame of sexual addiction to the hope and healing of recovery.

"It is my hope that The Courage to Love will help to educate people who are curious or confused about sexual addiction and ultimately to help those who are still suffering." - Paul Ginocchio, MFT, Filmmaker

March 21, 2015, 3 pm (doors open at 2:30)
Panel discussion to follow with the director, Paul Ginocchio, MFT, CSAT-C, Mike Alvarez, MFT, Sharon O'Hara, MFT, CSAT, and Marty Simpson, MFT, CSAT.

Screen Actors Guild
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking is available (enter off of S. Curson).

Tickets on Sale Now!

Three-Day Trauma Recovery Workshops for Partners of Sex Addicts

Inspired by the work of world-renowned author and Elements Behavioral Health* Consultant Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., SRI now presents ongoing workshops for partners of sex addicts.

This three-day experiential workshop incorporates exercises from Stefanie's Facing Heartbreak workbook, among other trauma-based recovery tools.  Some topics include:

  • Partners and the Trauma Response
  • Sex Addiction as an Intimacy Disorder
  • >Setting Boundaries to Support Recovery
  • Grounding Skills & Building Internal Resources   
  • Healing Guilt & Shame
  • Navigating Healthy Disclosure
  • Rebuilding Trust & Intimacy

Available Dates:  March 25-27, April 8-10, April 22-24  (3-day workshop every 2 weeks; please call or contact us for future dates).

Time: 9:45am-5:00pm (Wednesday through Friday).
Where: Sexual Recovery Institute, 1964 Westwood Blvd., #400, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact us for more information.

*SRI is an Elements Behavioral Health facility.

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