When it comes to recovery from mental health disorders and addiction, you don’t have to do it alone. New formats and new research are supporting what we’ve long known: group therapy works. Here’s why. Ask people what treatment for addiction and mental health looks like, and they will most likely describe a circle of group … Read more
by Mike Quarress, CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) While we know relationships are negatively affected when someone is suffering from a substance use disorder, the dysfunctional relationship is at the centre of sex addiction. Us counsellors view sex addiction as an intimacy disorder. A person’s pathological “love” relationship, in this case, becomes a mood-altering experience, … Read more
If you’re wondering, “am I a Sex Addict?” then the first thing you might want to think about is what you want to call it. The label “sex addict” has an enormous stigma attached to it—perhaps even greater than the stigma associated with substance use disorders. People labeled “sex addicts” often feel intense shame resulting both from their own perception of the stigma and also from how it causes other people to perceive and interact with them. As always, the additional distress, low self-esteem, and low self-efficacy caused by shame make it much harder for people to effectively work towards recovery and get better.
Opinion by EHN Staff Writer Written by Mike Quarress, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. The first glance, a click or a swipe away, and it’s love at first sight! The motivation centers of the brain are activated, within seconds a plan is formulated, and pathways related to sex addiction are reinforced. … Read more
Written by Mike Quarress, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. In his years of research, Dr. Carnes, pioneer in the field of compulsive sexual behaviours, has compiled ten types of problematic sexual behaviours, comprising behaviours and thoughts rooted in pathological core beliefs, which we use today to help identify sex addiction. The … Read more