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Sex Addiction

  1. 1. G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment presents Sex Addiction G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. http://DrugRehabCenter.Com© Copyright 2013 by G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Alana Gissen is a licensed clinical social worker who received her bachelor’s degreefrom the University of South Florida in Tampa, and her Master’s degree from BaylorUniversity. She graduated from Baylor University in 1992, and has been working in thefield of addiction since 1992. She also has a certification in sex therapy.In this report, Alana discusses sex addiction.Sex addiction is understood as a pathological relationship with a mood alteringbehavior. First, lets differentiate between enjoying sex versus sex addiction.Enjoying sex is liking sex, and that’s human, it’s okay, and it’s normal.A lot of people want to understand what the difference is between normal sex, enjoyingsex a lot, and sex addiction.What are the signs and symptoms of sex addiction?First of all, with sex addiction there is an obsessive drive to repeat a certain behavior.There is an irresistible impulse to perform a sexual act.A sex addict will try to stop certain behaviors, but they can’t. Usually the behaviors arecontrary to one’s will, and the behaviors go against the sex addict’s values and beliefs,maybe how they were raised, or certain things that they knew were right and wrong.Sex Addiction 2
  3. 3. They continue to do things that they know are going against what they were raisedwith or their values and beliefs. There are irrational behaviors, meaning that the sexaddict knows that they’re doing something wrong, but they continue to do it, evenforsaking their personal safety.There’s an inability to stop certain sexual behaviors despite negative consequences. Asex addict would have certain consequences for acting out sexually, but they continueto act out the sexual behaviors.A sex addict feels powerless over their behaviorA sex addict will also tell themselves that this is the last time that they’re ever going todo it again, and they continue to do the behaviors. They are powerless, they can’t helpthemselves, and their life is unmanageable because of how they are acting outsexually.Their life becomes unmanageable in terms of their family life, their work life, theirfriends, and it just becomes their entire priority in their life.There are different ways a sex addict might act out, and these are just someexamples. A sex addict might act out sexually through masturbation, voyeurism,pornography, paying for sex, infidelity, and anonymous sex.There is treatment for sex addictionThe first thing that you need to do is admit that there’s a problem, and get into therapyso that you can understand what’s going on with your behaviors and realize that if youare a sex addict that getting help is really the only way that you’re going to be able tostop the behaviors.You need to identify your triggers and what your behaviors are, your patterns, andwhat people, places and things are triggering you.You need to develop a recovery plan of action as to how you are going to deal withyour recovery in sex addiction.You need to learn about healthy sexuality, and you need to engage in the program ofsex addict’s anonymous which is a twelve-step program that helps other fellow sexaddicts, and you realize that you’re not alone. It’s a beautiful program that can reallyhelp you with these types of behaviors.Do you have more questions about Sex Addiction? Our experienced counselors areSex Addiction 3
  4. 4. available 24 hours a day to take your call and get you the help or information youneed.Call our Toll-Free Recovery Hotline at 1-800-303-2938 or visit our web site at: and discover the best treatment options for you.Our drug rehab center offers a unique and affordable holistic approach to addictiontreatment.Our holistic addiction and treatment program has helped addicts from all over theUnited States, Europe and Canada overcome their substance addictions and achievelong term recovery. We treat the individuals specific needs, including working withfamilies.For more special reports on addiction issues, visit: Addiction 4