Tag: sex addiction

  • Addiction recovery help by replacement

    It’s difficult, if not impossible, for addicts to eliminate the tendencies that drive them towards addiction. While at times destructive, is it possible to rechannel those urges to more constructive, healthy, and helpful behaviors and activities? We think so. Read on to find out how

  • Body image and medicalization: Socially relevant behavioral “addictions” beyond drug use

    We know that addiction can go beyond drug use, but are we becoming addicted to making our bodies perfect? I put “addiction” in parentheses here because I think it’s important to distinguish substance-related addictions from behavioral ones. There’s no doubt that people’s behavior can become compulsive in the same way addicts become compulsive about using, […]

  • Why the addiction-brain connection has to be part of the addiction treatment picture

    Dr. Dodes recent article, apparently trying to blow up the myth of addiction as a neurophysiological disorder, sounded persuasive, although its underpinning was oversimplified and it’s understanding of the brain-science involved in addiction, and other associated mental health disorders, was lacking. Hopefully, by presenting a more complete picture of the evidence for a brain-aspect to […]

  • Internet Porn Addiction – Why is free porn so irresistible and what can love addicts do?

    In a recent post on Internet addiction, we briefly mentioned addictions to internet pornography. There’s no doubt that the easy access, and anonymity, of online access to any and every sexual whim conceivable is at the heart of online porn’s draw. Here we will take a more in-depth look at how Internet porn addiction develops. […]

  • Anonymous No More: Jennie Ketcham and her sex addiction story

    As part of our Anonymous No More series, we bring addiction stories of addicts who are in different stages of recovery and are willing to share their take with you without the veil of anonymity. The point is to once and for all humanize addiction, and addicts, and reduce the stigma of addiction as a […]

  • Obesity, drug addiction, and dopamine

    Eating junk-food can be addictive, and apparently, it causes brain changes that look eerily similar to drug addiction. That’s the message not only from the rapidly fattening waistlines of Americans everywhere, but also from the Johnson and Kenny labs at the Scripps Institute. Food and drug addiction The idea that obesity is caused by a […]

  • Facebook, E-mail, Games, and Porn – A glimpse at Computer addiction

    Contributing co-author: Andrew Chen The idea of the internet being addictive may draw a chuckle until you realize that compulsive video gaming has been responsible for some horrifying deaths across the world, including examples from China and South Korea of addicts playing for 50+ straight hours before going into extreme cardiac arrest. With 1.5 billion […]

  • Addiction, exercise, recovery: Yoga practice and mindfulness in addiction recovery

    contributing author: Katie McGrath Continuing with our posts on the  relationship between addiction, exercise, and recovery, let’s discuss the benefits of yoga and The origins of American Yoga practice America first turned to yoga in the 60s as a way to get high without using drugs. Over the years, yoga has grown in popularity as […]

  • 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, […]

  • What does it mean to be love addicted? Sex addiction explained.

    What do you think of when you hear the words “sex addict“? Do you imagine someone who has sex dozens of times a day? Someone who owns a lot of sex toys? Someone who spends all their time immersed in pornography? While all of these scenarios, and others, can identify someone with a sexual addiction, […]