Tag Archives: Escape

  • Using Sex as a Drug
    Friday, March 12th, 2021

    Using Sex as a Drug

    The goal is not sobriety; the goal is to love yourself so you don’t feel the need to escape through your addiction. Sex and porn addicts share certain characteristics....
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  • 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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  • The Neurobiology of Addiction
    Friday, August 7th, 2020

    The Neurobiology of Addiction

    The only significant difference between substance addiction and sex/porn addiction is that substance addicts ingest alcohol or drugs to create an emotionally escapist neurochemical reaction, whereas sex/porn addicts rely...
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  • The Etiology (Formation) of Addiction
    Sunday, July 28th, 2019

    The Etiology (Formation) of Addiction

    We are not addicted to a substance or behavior; we’re addicted to escaping reality. When our early-life caregivers are absent, impaired, addicted, neglectful, anxious, inconsistent, intrusive, overbearing, or similarly...
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  • Sex Addiction is Not About the Sex
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    Sex Addiction is Not About the Sex

    We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away. Most non-sex addicts think that having sex is the ultimate goal of sexual...
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