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...sex addicts, this means stopping all sexual behavior for a period of time, as well as avoiding any addictive or destructive behaviors. For instance, in one treatment program, addicts are told “no overeating, no starving, no vomiting, no masturbating…no smoking, no caffeine, no sugar” (Silverman, 2001, p. 31). The second step is to address the underlying causes by receiving therapy for the past issues, including abuse and depression, which the addiction was used to escape. Finally, recovering addicts must learn new, healthy behaviors, to replace the old destructive ones.
Twelve-step... Sex Addicts Sex addicts are people who engage in compulsive sexual encounters with multiple partners with whom they are...