Females can be sex addicts too!

A recent article in Marie Claire Magazine talks about how sex addiction affects females.  I believe women get caught in a neuro-hormonal roller coaster where they chase sex for love hoping to meet “the one.” Take a look at this well-written article. Female sex Addiction Treatment Los Angeles

http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/relationship-issues/articles/women-sex-addicts


Center for Healthy Sex Intensive Out-Patient Treatment Program

CHS will kick off the new year with our new Intensive Out-Patient Treatment Program for sexual addiction.  If you or a loved one struggle with sex addiction let us help you start the new year right!  Join us from January 11 through January 22, 2010. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

This eleven-day program provides a comprehensive look at your sexual history, sexual acting out behaviors, secrets, lies, and family of origin trauma.  Through the use of  many forms of therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and EMDR our highly trained staff will create a program that is tailored to meet your individual needs.  You will be involved in group therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy, and twelve-step meetings as part of your change process.

Don’t delay getting the help you need one more day.  Call 310-335-0997 www.thecenterforhealthysex.com

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The City of Brotherly Love, Erotic Intelligence, & Jane Valez-Mitchell

I just got home from Philadelphia where I presented two courses for the US Journal Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders,  The first talk was on my upcoming book, “Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction,” and the other entitled “Early Childhood Attachment Patterns Effects on the Neuropsychobiology of Sex Addicts” mirrors a recent article I had published in the Journal of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity.

While there, I had the pleasure of meeting Jane Velez-Mitchell who talked about her new book, “iwant? My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life.” Sex Addiction Los Angeles

If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend you do!!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_0_5?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=iwant+my+journey+from+addiction+and+overconsumption+to+a+simpler+honest+life&sprefix=iwant

What the 12-step programs have known for 70+ years is now proven!

Mavis Humes-Baird www.recoverysense.com tells us:

12-Step wisdom cautions that relapse can only occur when opportunity and desire meet. That wisdom therefore suggests “Stay away from People, Places and Things,” to minimize your opportunities. Now, a scientific study shows that doing so not only minimizes the opportunity to relapse, but your desire as well. There is a long list of other program tools for minimizing the desire to relapse. Of course, minimizing and replacing both the desire and the opportunity as much as you can is still a big part of what recovery is all about!

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The other program wisdom upheld by this study is the need for surrender. The phrase from the AA Big Book, “No amount of human willpower could have relieved our alcoholism” comes to mind. And another goes, “So far as alcohol was concerned, confidence was overrated…..”

To read the article on Yahoo! News, “Temptation Harder to Resist Than You Think, Study Suggests” go to:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090804/sc_livescience/temptationhardertoresistthanyouthinkstudysuggests