Tag Archives: addiction

  • Triggers
    Sunday, November 20th, 2022

    Triggers

    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?
    Friday, November 18th, 2022

    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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  • The Stuckness of Addiction
    Friday, November 11th, 2022

    The Stuckness of Addiction

    Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up. Addictions are not about pleasure. Instead, they’re about the secondary gain of escape. Non-addicts drink,...
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  • Using Recovery Literature
    Sunday, November 6th, 2022

    Using Recovery Literature

    We read to know we’re not alone. Reading literature about sex and porn addiction is like having a portable program. Books and pamphlets written to help us in our...
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  • Do Sex and Porn Addicts Experience Withdrawal?
    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

    Do Sex and Porn Addicts Experience Withdrawal?

    When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. It is common knowledge that alcoholics and drug addicts, when they suddenly go ‘cold turkey,’ sometimes experience withdrawal—delirium tremens,...
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  • Recovery: Because I Had No Other Choice
    Friday, October 21st, 2022

    Recovery: Because I Had No Other Choice

    Scott Brassart A few weeks ago, I celebrated 20 years sober from addictive sexual behaviors and 18years sober from alcohol and drugs. But I never wanted to be sober....
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  • Linking Early-Life Trauma to Adult-Life Addiction
    Monday, October 17th, 2022

    Linking Early-Life Trauma to Adult-Life Addiction

    Linking Early-Life Trauma to Adult-Life Addiction Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW The impact of early-life trauma on adult-life behavior is well-documented. Since the mid-1990s, therapists have known that neglect and...
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  • Addiction is a Lonely Business
    Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

    Addiction is a Lonely Business

    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. As active addicts, we tend to choose addictive substances and behaviors rather than other people as a...
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