Overcoming Sex & Substance Addictions
© Trina Alexander

Is it really sex addiction? If it is, how do you treat it and substance addiction at the same time?

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The Blurry Lines of Sex Addiction: Differentiating between Normal and Problematic Sexual Behaviors © Daniel Sandoval

Do you have an addiction or a high libido? Learn how to differentiate between 'normal' and problematic sexual expression.

No More Surfing for Sex or Porn: 10 Tips for Controlling Your Internet Use © Martin Gommel

While complete internet abstinence might be best, going offline for good isn’t a reasonable option for many. Here are 10 strategies to help you control your surfing for those times when you have to be online.

What types of counseling are offered in residential sexual addiction treatment programs?

Overcoming Sex Addiction – Is Abstinence Necessary? © jONNY wILKINS

Many sex addicts wonder how they can possible give up sexual activity to recover from their addiction - do you really have to give up sex to beat sex addiction?

Recognizing Problematic Sexual Behaviors © Obb-bobolina

A list of some common behaviors of sexual addicts.

Signs of an Internet Sex Addiction © Eliezer Borges

A listing of some common signs and behaviors associated with internet pornography addiction.

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  • Sex Addiction?: Although doctors don’t yet agree on what to call problematic sexual activities, there is little doubt that when people lose control over their sexual impulses they often act in ways that cause harm to self and to loved ones – and because of this, treatment often makes sense.
  • Porn Addiction: Do you find yourself spending more time than you’d planned on looking at online porn? Do you need to look at ever more extreme or taboo content to feel a same arousal? Do you ever view pornography at work, or in places where you may get caught in an embarrassing situation? If yes – then you may have a pornography addiction.
  • Abstinence: Fortunately, for those in recovery from sexual compulsivity, abstinence is rarely necessary. What is necessary however, is abstinence from certain types of problematic or secretive sexual activities.
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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented Fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. S.L.A.A. is open to anyone who knows or thinks they have a problem with sex addiction, love addiction, romantic obsession, co-dependent relationships, fantasy addiction and/or sexual, social and emotional anorexia. You are welcome here.
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