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Sex Addicts Need to Just Let Go

Sex Addicts Need to Just Let Go

It's okay to admit you don't want to stop. You read that right. It’s okay to admit you don’t want to stop.  When I tell people who are new to recovery that it’s okay to admit that, their eyes open wide and they say, “It’s okay for me to say that out loud?” Yes....

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Awareness, Acceptance, Action in the Age of COVID-19

Awareness, Acceptance, Action in the Age of COVID-19

If there is one 12-step slogan or practice to use as your go-to during a crisis, Awareness, Acceptance, Action might be one. If you’re feeling isolated, lonely or anxious this simple tool can help bring you to a more centered and connected place. Below is a Gestalt therapy approach to this important practice.

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Your First Day at New York Pathways

Your First Day at New York Pathways

It’s normal to have the urge to run right back to your maladaptive sexual behavior in order to cope with this stress. Your first day at New York Pathways is a triumphant moment. It obviously won’t feel anything like that. Typically, patients arrive in our office immediately after an immense catastrophe.

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Treatment Process At New York Pathways

There may come a time in when you can no longer minimize your destructive sexual behavior. You cannot rationalize or deny it and you can no longer blame someone else. You realize that, not only must you “own” your destructive behavior, you also need to do...

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Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction?

Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction? This is a question that people struggling with out of control sexual behaviors sometimes ask. They want to know what the cure is so they can stop engaging in self-destructive behaviors and move on with their...

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Biochemistry of Sex Addiction

BETRAYED. SHOCKED. BROKEN-HEARTED. THERE IS HOPE.   FREEDOM FROM SEX ADDICTION IS POSSIBLE. THERE IS HOPE. SHOCKED. ISOLATED. DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN. THERE IS HOPE. BIOCHEMISTRY OF SEX ADDICTION Sexual behavior releases endorphins in the...

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Sex Addiction Defined

SEX ADDICTION DEFINED Sex addiction is a condition marked by obsessive thinking about sex and by a persistent compulsion to engage in sexual behavior in spite of negative consequences. These are the essential characteristics of sex addiction:...

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What Is Sex Addiction?

WHAT IS SEX ADDICTION? Much like alcoholism and drug addiction, sex addiction is a serious and harmful condition resulting in significant suffering for the addict and the addict's family. The condition is treatable: addicts and their families do find...

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