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Addiction

Online Recovery Resources for All Addicts and Loved Ones: #Coronavirus

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many recovering addicts are wondering if the in-person support they typically receive is no longer safe. My belief is that with proper precautions, as outlined by the CDC, those settings are likely to be safe. But I also know that my personal belief on this matter is unlikely to alleviate the anxiety these individuals are feeling.

The good news is that there is plenty of support...


Addiction

The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

Several weeks ago, I was invited overseas to speak about Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorders (CSBD) at an Australian public health conference. This conference was the leading edge of a larger current movement in Australia intended to prevent underage children from accessing online pornography. That is a cause I can back wholeheartedly.

Like many therapists who deal with sexual issues, I have seen the potential longer-term results of early-life porn use in the clients who seek help in my


Addiction

What is Chemsex Addiction?

Chemsex addicts seek sex when they get high, or they get high to enjoy sex. Chemsex addicts nearly always have sex when using drugs and rarely enjoy sex without drugs. Over time, drugs and sex are so frequently paired that they become ‘wired together’...


Disclosure

The Role of Honesty and Disclosure in Healing from Sex Addiction: An Interview with Carol Juergensen Sheets, Part 2

As stated in my previous post, I have known Carol Juergensen Sheets, aka Carol the Coach, for quite some time, having appeared on her Sex Addiction podcast, as well as her Betrayal Trauma podcast, and having welcomed her as a guest on my own podcast, Sex, Love, and Addiction. Carol is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and coach who frequently appears on both television...


Empathy

The Role of Empathy in Healing from Sex Addiction: An Interview with Carol Juergensen Sheets

I have known Carol Juergensen Sheets, aka Carol the Coach, for quite some time, having appeared on her Sex Addiction podcast, as well as her Betrayal Trauma podcast, and having welcomed her as a guest on my own podcast, Sex, Love, and Addiction. Carol is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and coach who frequently appears on both television and radio discussing sexual addiction and related issues. She is...