Cross and Co-Occurring Addictions

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Sexual addiction/compulsivity is not always a standalone issue. In fact, most of the time it’s not. A significant percentage of sex addicts also deal with cross and/or co-occurring addictions. Individuals who are cross-addicted switch from one addiction to another, whereas people with co-occurring addictions deal with multiple addictions simultaneously. Typically, cross and co-addicted people move seamlessly from one substance to another, from one behavior to another, and even from substances to behaviors and behaviors to substances.

Just 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.