Scott Brassart on Sex Help with Carol the Coach

Carol the Coach interviews Scott Brassart, who has written Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery: A Daily Reader for Sex and Addicts. (Scott’s interview kicks in at the 14:40 mark of the show.) Scott’s book shares daily nuggets of information and wisdom that can guide recovering sex and porn addicts toward healthy choices. He […]

23 Tools for Sobriety

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Scott Brassart During my more than 20 years in recovery from substance and sex addiction, I have developed a varied and useful sobriety toolkit. More so than I realized. In fact, this article, when I started writing it, was titled “10 Tools for Sobriety.” Before I realized it, I’d listed more than 20 items. Rather […]

Gratitude as a Tool of Recovery and Healing

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Scott Brassart “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” — from Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne For me, one of the most powerful tools of recovery is gratitude. Gratitude helped me stay sober 20 years ago when I first entered treatment […]

Why I’m Grateful to be an Addict

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By Scott Brassart When I first entered recovery in the summer of 2000, I remember hearing people introduce themselves in 12-step meetings with statements like, “Hi, I’m Joe. I’m a grateful alcoholic.” And my first response to that was, “Really? What the heck is so awesome about having an addiction that you’re actually grateful for […]

Obstacle Immunity: Breaking the Toxic Pattern of Escape

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By Scott Brassart As addicts, we enmesh ourselves in toxic behavior patterns, one of which is emotional and psychological escape. When faced with stress and life challenges, we choose to escape – to numb our feelings of fear and discomfort with addictive substances and behaviors. Rather than facing the obstacles and disappointments that inevitably crop […]