1. 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

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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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    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

  5. Signs of Porn Addiction

    Porn addiction can be hard to identify, mainly because it’s usually done secretly, or the person addicted to porn does not recognize that they are addicted to porn. However, it’s important to know the signs of porn addiction in case you do suspect a loved one of having a porn addiction. Dr. Lara Dye is a certified CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) who specializes in helping people overc…Read More

  6. Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Recovery Process

    Sex addiction is misunderstood by the marjority of the population, thanks in part to the media that usually makes light of it. However, for sex addicts, sex addiction can disrupt lives, ruin marriages, and lead to depression. Sex addiction is when someone is obsessed with sexual thoughts and acts to the point it interferes with their lives. However, this is just the beginning. Sex addicts are addi…Read More

  7. When Relationships, Love, and Sex Become Addictive: What You Need to Know

    Everyone has certain habits we engage in as temporary distractions from sadness, frustration, or worry. In moderation, of course, these coping mechanisms are not unhealthy and may help us get through unusually difficult days.  These processes, e.g. binge watching Criminal Minds here or there, or substances, 1 - 2 cups of coffee to get us going daily, are not likely to cause us any real or sign…Read More