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The behavior of sex addicts is wholly irrational until you understand that, without help, they are completely powerless over their actions.

Addiction cravings are not the same as a non-addicted person craving a bag of potato chips or a scoop of ice cream after a hard day at work. Addiction cravings are more like the need for air after holding your breath for a minute or more. Once triggered, addiction cravings are beyond conscious control. They escape reason and logic. They are so powerful that they simply overwhelm and take control of an addict’s thought process. Thus, incredibly smart people can make unbelievably dumb decisions about the use and abuse of an addictive substance or behavior.

Just for Today: Remember a time when your craving for addictive sex caused you to behave in ways you now regret. Ask yourself: What could I have done differently?