1. 5 Tips for Avoiding Relapse as a Sex Addict

    Addiction is a chronic disease, and no matter whether you’ve been in recovery for ten days or ten years, relapse is always a possibility. That’s why it’s important to always stay vigilant when it comes to avoiding places, people, and situations that may compromise your recovery. In this blog post, we share five tips for avoiding relapse as a recovering sex addict. If you live in the Austin a…Read More

  2. What Is Limerence?

    If you or a loved one are in treatment for love addiction, then you may have heard the term “limerence” before. This is a term that us addiction psychologists like to use to refer to a kind of infatuation that is a subset of love addiciton. Today, many scientists and mental health professionals believe that limerence is not only a psychological state but also a neurological one, caused by low …Read More

  3. EMDR for Sex Addiction

    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a relatively new intervention for helping individuals recover from trauma and addiction. Originally developed in the 1990s for PTSD, EMDR is becoming an increasingly popular therapy for people suffering from mental health issues of all kinds, including depression, anxiety, and addiction. Several studies have shown strong anecdotal evi…Read More

  4. Battling Addiction During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on everybody, but active and recovering addicts face their own unique challenges. For active addicts, their substance of choice may be difficult to access, resulting in painful or even deadly withdrawals. For those in recovery, support systems may no longer be available, and daily routines may have been turned on their heads — both circumstances that can …Read More

  5. Mental Well-Being In The Time Of COVID-19

    How do you stay (mentally) healthy during a Pandemic?   The increasing number of stories in the ever growing, often journalistically questionable  media outlets cause your limbic system (fight, flight or freeze) to idle much higher than normal, but ultimately there isn’t much to “do”.  Rather, you are asked to “shelter in place”, wash your hands vigorously and regularly, and reduce y…Read More

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    Shopping Addiction Over the Holidays, Part 2

    The holidays are known for their mirth and their laughter. However, the holidays can also be an especially hard time of year if you are suffering from a shopping addiction. A shopping addiction is a process addiction, since you are addicted to the process of shopping and the feeling you get when you purchase something. A shopping addiction is something you cannot control; you feel propelled to sho…Read More

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    Shopping Addiction Over the Holidays, Part 1

    The holidays are a joyous time of year. Families get together and celebrate their many blessings they’ve had this holiday season, as well as looking forward to the new year. While the holidays should be a slowdown period where we rest from work like in the days of our agricultural society, today it is usually a period of hustle and bustle. From having coffee with friends to shopping for the perf…Read More

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    Beating Depression Over the Holidays, Part 2

    It seems the holidays come sooner with each year that passes. As soon as one holiday is over, retailers rush to beat each other to put out their merchandise before the others. And, if you think about it, it seems Christmas music is played sooner with each passing year as well. For some, this is great news. For others, this is not so great news, instead leading to feelings of anxiety, depression an…Read More

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    Depression Over the Holidays

    With the advent of fall and Halloween right around the corner, the holidays are coming — perhaps more quickly than you’d like them to. After all, the holidays can be a time of merriness and goodwill. However, the holidays can be a time of depression, loneliness, anxiety, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. If you’re already in a valley of life or you’re struggling with depression, the holiday…Read More

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    More Signs of Porn Addiction

    Porn addiction is not a sex addiction. It’s a compulsive need to engage in erotic materials in order to gain a quick release, or satisfaction. Classified as a behavioral addiction or a process addiction, porn addiction can be difficult to treat and overcome, but not impossible. Dr. Lara Dye, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) based in Austin, Texas, helps treat those addiction to pornong…Read More