Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict

November 29, 2020
Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict

In a time of stay-at-home, when regular routines and socialoutlets are limited by the coronavirus pandemic, sex andpornography can become the stuff of jokes. But sexual addictionsare real and destructive; know there's help and hope.This resource identifies the stages and progression of sexaddiction, including assessment, intervention, and treatmentmethods.Public humiliation, broken families, and ruined careers are justsome of the tragic results when sex behavior is out of control. Andas the media reports each new case, we ask ourselves the disturbingquestion, Why?In this sequel to Out of the Shadows, author andleading expert in the field of sex addiction, Patrick Carnes addsnew insight and findings, building on his original descriptiveframework. Stages and progression of the illness are identified.Family structure, bonding, and boundaries are examined in depth.Finally, assessment, intervention, and treatment methods areoutlined, with the goal—and the hope—of ultimate recovery.A resource for therapists who treat those with sexual addictionas well as recovering addicts.