Cross and Co-Occurring Addictions

You may have to fight more than one battle to win the war.

Sex and porn addiction are not always standalone issues. In fact, most of the time they’re not. A significant percentage of sex and porn addicts also deal with a cross or co-occurring addiction. Individuals who are cross-addicted switch from one addiction to another. People with co-occurring addictions deal with multiple addictions simultaneously. Typically, cross-addicted people move seamlessly from one substance to another, from one behavior to another, and even from substances to behaviors and behaviors to substances.

Task for Today
Think about whether you may have a cross or co-occurring addiction. If you think you might, share about this in therapy or a 12-step meeting.