Archive by category Sexual Addiction

New Research Supports Sexual Addiction As An Official Diagnosis – Even Though The APA Omitted It From The DSM-5

New Research Supports Sexual Addiction As An Official Diagnosis – Even Though The APA Omitted It From The DSM-5

In the spring of 2013 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the latest edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the “DSM-5.” This book presents medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other clinicians with in-depth descriptions of all APA-approved psychiatric diagnoses. Before publishing the DSM-5, the APA […]

10 Signs That You’re A Sex Addict

10 Signs That You’re A Sex Addict

Sex addiction can disrupt many elements of your life, from your relationships to your work or college responsibilities, and determining that you have a problem is the first step along the road to recovery. When you think of a sex addict, you may envision a seedy man in a soiled raincoat; in reality, modern-day sex […]

Treatments For Sex Addiction

Treatments For Sex Addiction

Sexual addiction is a complicated condition and one that not even all experts can agree about in terms of diagnosis. Many experts would say that it doesn’t exist, that addiction and addictive disorders should be restricted to drugs and alcohol. No expert, however, would deny that some people develop obsessive and destructive behaviors related to […]

Sex Addicts’ Version Of The Dry Drunk

Sex Addicts’ Version Of The Dry Drunk

Among the AA set, the term “dry drunk” is frequently used to describe a condition of returning to one’s old alcoholic thinking and behavior without actually having taken a drink. The underlying premise of most recovery programs, particularly 12-step groups, is that true sobriety is contingent upon spiritual recovery and personal growth, not merely upon a […]

Teens And Their Addiction To Love

Teens And Their Addiction To Love

Teens can be intense about friendships and opposite sex relationships. Parents might deem this behavior a normal part of growing up, but a pattern of intense relationships can turn into love addiction. It doesn’t sound nearly as damaging as other addictions, but it can be the outer garment covering a deep well of trouble. Love […]