Duchovny out of rehab

Well, it seems that David Duchovny completed his month log rehab stint for sex addiction. In this story, no further details are given regarding his reasons for entering treatment in the first place. But I’m sure we all wish him well, hoping that he’s been given some tools to deal with his problems.

As I noted in a previous posts about sex addiction, the problem can be difficult, sometimes even more so than drug addiction because sex is an activity the addict is still supposed to engage in, only in a “healthy” manner. Unlike the drug addict, abstinence is not a long term option for most sex addicts. I’ve talked before about whether abstinence needs to be the only option we talk about even when it comes to drug addiction ( think not), but when sex addiction is the topic, anything other than relatively short term abstinence in certainly not the ideal.

Again, I think there are strong parallels between sex addiction and substance abuse and hopefully, our ideas regarding proper recovery from both will evolve beyond the black and white state they are currently mired in.