sexual addiction recovery Category

How can sexual addiction be a real addiction?

Sharon O’Hara is the former Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and sees private clients for individual, group, and couple therapy both in Beverly Hills and San Pedro. To answer this question, we have to look at the problem of addiction in general. What makes any behavior an addiction? When do you cross the […]

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Sober Dating Plan

From Guest Therapist Linda Hatch, Psy D. DATING IN RECOVERY: OUTLINE FOR A SOBER DATING PLAN The following are some Ground Rules for recovering sex addicts who are about to start dating after a period of sexual abstinence.  Check for appropriateness of potential dates Suggestions: “I will not date anyone I met through any inner or […]

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Sexual Anorexia: The Flip Side of Sexual Addiction

Sharon O’Hara is the former Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and sees private clients for individual, group, and couple therapy both in Beverly Hills and San Pedro. Sexual addiction occurs when a man (or woman) becomes so obsessed with certain sexual rituals or behaviors that he can’t even stop after serious consequences, such […]

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Gay, Straight, or Somewhere In-Between?

Sharon O’Hara is the former Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and sees private clients for individual, group, and couple therapy both in Beverly Hills and San Pedro. Despite the fact that the American Psychiatric Association stopped labeling homosexuals as having some sort of mental disorder 30 years ago, there are many people who […]

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Cybersex in the Recovery Community

Sharon O’Hara is the former Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and sees private clients for individual, group, and couple therapy both Beverly Hills and San Pedro. Addiction to cybersex is a very popular topic these days. In a recent survey of over 9000 Internet users reported in the Journal of Sexual Addiction & […]

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Handling Sexual Infidelity: Should You Tell Your Partner?

Sharon O’Hara is the former Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and sees private clients for individual, group, and couple therapy both in Beverly Hills and San Pedro. One of the trickiest ethical dilemmas in 12-Step recovery is the problem of sexual disclosure. Should a woman who had affairs while she was drinking or […]

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How Are Female Sex Addicts Different From Males?

Sharon O’Hara is the former Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and sees private clients for individual, group, and couple therapy both in Beverly Hills and San Pedro. Historically speaking, women have always been overlooked or underrepresented in addiction studies, whether the compulsive behavior studied had to do with alcohol, drugs, gambling, or sexual […]

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