Tag Archives: addiction

  • Just Another Way to Numb Out
    Monday, January 4th, 2021

    Just Another Way to Numb Out

    Sex and porn addiction are not about feeling good, they’re about feeling less. Sex and porn addicts use sexual fantasy and behavior to ‘numb out’ and escape from stress...
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  • Combatting Shame
    Sunday, December 27th, 2020

    Combatting Shame

    With sex and porn addiction, shame is the master emotion. A considerable amount of research makes it clear that not talking about feelings of shame is usually more damaging...
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  • The Brain’s Reward Circuitry
    Friday, December 18th, 2020

    The Brain’s Reward Circuitry

    Dr. David Fawcett Addictive processes involve several regions of the brain, but most are focused on a set of structures deep in the midbrain called the reward circuitry (also...
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  • Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head
    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

    Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head

    Shame loses its power when shared with another loving person. As sex and porn addicts, we can almost universally identify when other addicts talk about the ‘shitty committee’ that...
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  • Our Motivation for Recovery
    Sunday, December 6th, 2020

    Our Motivation for Recovery

    When everything seems to be going against you, remember that airplanes take off against the wind, not with it. Even though we nearly always require outside assistance if we...
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  • What Causes Addiction: Part 1, Nature
    Friday, November 27th, 2020

    What Causes Addiction: Part 1, Nature

    David Fawcett PhD Every addict I’ve ever worked with, without fail, wants to know why he or she is addicted. Often, these individuals, early on, are more focused on...
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  • Triggers
    Friday, November 20th, 2020


    If we can learn to identify our triggers and stop them in their tracks—before they induce craving—then we have a much better chance to stay sober. Unfortunately, triggers are...
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  • Compulsion or Addiction?
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

    Compulsion or Addiction?

    The anticipation of pleasure drives sex and porn addiction. Pleasure is the ‘carrot on a stick’ that keeps us trudging forward. Sometimes it seems like absolutely anything, be it...
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