Tag Archives: addiction

  • Isn’t Treatment Enough?
    Friday, March 6th, 2020

    Isn’t Treatment Enough?

    You can shake the monkey off your back, but the circus never quite leaves town. A lot of times recovering sex and porn addicts think: Gee, I’ve been through...
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  • Linking Early-Life Trauma to Adult-Life Addiction
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020

    Linking Early-Life Trauma to Adult-Life Addiction

    The impact of early-life trauma on adult-life behavior is well-documented and unquestioned. Since the mid-1990s, therapists have known that neglect and abuse endured in childhood and adolescence can and...
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  • Addicts and the Blame Game
    Monday, January 13th, 2020

    Addicts and the Blame Game

    By Scott Brassart I didn’t come into substance and sex addiction recovery so I could heal or change my behaviors. I came into recovery because I thought that someone...
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  • Just Another Way to Numb Out
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020

    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
    Friday, December 27th, 2019

    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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  • Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head
    Monday, December 9th, 2019

    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
    Friday, December 6th, 2019

    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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