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Sex addiction is a destructive and difficult problem. It ruins relationships, costs jobs, causes arrests, and destroys self-esteem and physical health. Millions of people are affected. And it is not primarily a moral problem. It is a problem of out-of-control feelings and behaviors that has both psychological and neurological components. However, where there is a desire to recover there is plenty of reason for hope.
Treatment for sexual addiction has improved tremendously in recent years. Below is the flow of treatment that I use to help my clients, tailored to their needs.
If you did not read the general page on addictions you can read it here.
What Is Sex Addiction?
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Sex addiction is viewed through many lenses. Despite what many people say, it does have the characteristics of an addiction. However, addiction itself is not a simple thing, having various neurological and psychological components.