Sexual addicts have much in common with other types of addicts. In sexual addictions the individual has a relationship with a mood altering experience, rather than with alcohol, drugs or food.
This relationship, over time, becomes more important than family, friends or work.
A defining characteristic of any addiction is the power it holds over the individual and the inability to control the attendant urges.
Failure to act out these urges leads to a rise in distress and anxiety for which the addict does not have the means to cope, other than to act out sexually.
Thus, a vicious cycle is born and the addict is unable to extricate himself from it. Breaking the cycle is a primary goal of treatment for this problem.
Marriage Counseling -
Couples Counseling -
Sexual Addictions -
Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks -
Grief and Loss -
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -
Male Sexual Abuse -
Survivors of Sexual Abuse -
Family Counseling -
Gay and Lesbian Counseling
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