Tag: 12 step

  • What makes the 12 steps (and other social support groups) a good part of addiction treatment aftercare?

    I’m not a devout 12-step believer, though I think that AA and the offspring programs have some serious merit, especially when it comes to addiction treatment aftercare. In this discussion, I’m talking about all group-support based programs, including Smart Recovery and others. I’m personally a fan of non-religious groups, but that’s just me. Chronic conditions […]

  • About addiction, my self, and the fight to be altruistic

    One of the core personality traits that many addicts, including myself, eventually identify in themselves in a strong streak of selfishness. The question is: What do I do with this insight once I’ve gained it? I’m starting to come up with my own answer and hopefully my solution will help others find their own. The […]

  • The many different options to getting sex addiction help

    We’ve talked about the fact that sex addiction (or love addiction) is defined by the inability to regulate sexual behavior despite negative consequences. We also mentioned already that it affects millions of Americans. But how does one get sex addiction help? Addictive sexual behaviors can range from compulsive masturbation and porn watching, to compulsive cheating, […]

  • About addiction: Exercise, stigma, marijuana, and friendhip.

    Here we are again. I’ve been slacking on this, but check out the new crop of great articles about addiction. As usual, if you press the title of this post, you’ll be rewarded with our relevant posts!!! MSNBC: Exercise may help prevent substance abuse – Here’s an article that reports on some of the findings […]

  • My Friend the sex addict part 2 – The ups and downs of sexaholics

    As you may recall from an earlier post, a friend of mine, Brian, has been struggling to get some control over his sex addiction. I had referred him to a number of clinics that treat sex-addiction specifically, and to Sex Addicts Anonymous (sometimes known as sexaholics anonymous) as a starting point. I’m not at all […]