OK, sometimes we get a little bit proud of our accomplishments. There are podcasts, TV appearances, documentary films, clinical research articles, webinars, countless blogs, and lots of recovery-focused books. And since the holidays are coming, we thought you might want to treat yourself (or a struggling loved one) to some of our self-help reading. A few of our favorites include:
Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction
By Dr. Robert Weiss
This book covers everything from what sexual addiction is, to how it affects various subgroups of the population such as women, gays, and teenagers, to how it can best be treated. The book also provides sex addicts with strategies to protect themselves from the online sexual onslaught.
Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery
By Dr. David Fawcett
This book provides insight for gay men struggling with the meth/sex fusion, and for the professionals who work with them. The book is unique in its blend of therapeutic perspectives of addiction and sex therapy, from which Dr. Fawcett has integrated the most useful concepts and tools.
Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery: A Practical Daily Reader for Sex and Porn Addicts
By Scott Brassart
Are you tired of overly spiritual daily meditation books? If so, you’re not alone. Finally, we have a practical daily reader for recovering sex and porn addicts! This straightforward guidebook offers a daily inspirational quote, information about sex and porn addiction, and a recovery-oriented task for the day.
Floating Away: A Book to Help Children Understand Addiction
By Andrew Bauman
Addiction can be an incredibly difficult subject for parents and caregivers to discuss with children, who are often the ones most impacted by it. This book provides an avenue for dialogue with the over 18 million children who are affected by addiction in America.
Recovery from sexual addiction is difficult, possible, and worth the effort. Forest knows. He’s been there. Once shackled by shame and secrecy, Forest writes candidly about his personal recovery journey, sharing a variety of science-based strategies for successful recovery.
Thou Shall Not Suffer: 7 Steps To A Life Of Joy
By Mark Anthony Lord
Mark Anthony Lord recounts the path to his own liberation from suffering and teaches that ending suffering in our lives is not about some sort of intellectual understanding; it occurs the moment we focus our attention on the healing power of self-love, acceptance, and spiritual connection.
Removing Your Shame Label: Learning to Break From Shame and Feel God’s Love
By Eddie Capparucci
In this book Eddie Capparucci discusses Christianity and in the real world, also offering advice on how to overcome harmful behaviors like irrational thinking, the inability to emotionally connect, selfish decision making, self-loathing, excessive worry, and being stuck.
The Art of Peace: Reflections on Recovery
By Troy Love
In this book, Troy Love adapts Sun Tzu’s writings in The Art of War to provide guidance on how we can battle personal demons like addiction and mental illness, eventually finding our way to healing and peace.
This book offers daily readings for recovering sex addicts. These meditations provide 12-Step insights, sobriety tools and tips, lessons for successful recovery, and partner sensitivity. They combine the clinical guidance of a seasoned therapist with the wisdom received through walking a recovery path.