Tag Archives: tools of recovery

  • Daily Meetings
    Friday, April 26th, 2019

    Daily Meetings

    Fire cannot be made with dead embers. When new to sexual recovery, we often balk at the suggestion that we need to attend 12-step meetings every day. If so,...
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  • Stocking Your Toolbox
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019

    Stocking Your Toolbox

    Addicts must shape the tools of their recovery. Thereafter, the tools will shape them. When recovering sex addicts are triggered, it is important that they have a recovery-centric toolkit...
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  • Learn from Your Mistakes
    Monday, April 15th, 2019

    Learn from Your Mistakes

    Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. No person does life perfectly. Nor does anyone do recovery perfectly. All of us make mistakes, and we make...
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  • Overcoming Life’s Difficulties
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

    Overcoming Life’s Difficulties

    Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. If we can take life’s obstacles and say, “OK, it is what it is. Now how...
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  • The Gratitude List
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

    The Gratitude List

    If the only prayer you say is “Thank you,” that is enough. Sex addicts have typically used their sexual fantasies and behaviors to numb out for so long that...
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  • HALT
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019


    Make it a daily routine to ask yourself if you are hungry, angry/anxious, lonely, or tired. HALT is an acronym for Hungry, Angry/Anxious, Lonely, and Tired. Any of these...
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  • The Pink Cloud of Recovery
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019

    The Pink Cloud of Recovery

    Recovering addicts must learn to enjoy the ups while staying prepared for the downs. Many sex and porn addicts experience a “honeymoon period” in early recovery, where we suddenly...
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  • Recognizing Relapse Mode
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

    Recognizing Relapse Mode

    By David Fawcett PhD, LCSW Slip. Lapse. Relapse. Each describes behavior that brings us out of integrity with our stated goals of recovery. While not inevitable, slipping and relapsing...
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