Can Non-Addicts Use the 12 Steps? with Kristin Snowden and Scott Brassart

In this episode of Sex, Love, and Addiction, Dr. Rob welcomes Kristin Snowden and Scott Brassart, who collaborated to write Life Anonymous: 12 Steps to Heal and Transform Your Life, a book designed to help any person, not just addicts, live a better life by working the 12 Steps. Not an addict herself, Kristin struggled deeply […]

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 […]

Disasturbation: Our Guilty Little Secret

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Scott Brassart The world can be a negative place. If we’re not careful, we can easily find ourselves thinking about the downside (or potential downside) of every person, place, and situation in which we find ourselves. Sometimes, we can take this negativity and run with it, engaging in endless rumination, developing resentments, and just plain […]

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 […]

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 […]

Piglet and Recovery

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By 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 As recovering addicts, we can at times struggle with gratitude. We find ourselves focusing on the downside in every situation. We grumble that roses […]

Moving from Porn Sex to Healthy Sex

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Scott Brassart To develop healthy sexuality, problematic porn users must first: Identify and change their sexual behavior patterns (their cycle of porn use). Learn to manage their feelings in healthy ways, rather than always turning to pornography. Identify and begin the process of healing unresolved trauma. Then, porn users must deal with the super-stimulant nature […]