When Sex Is No Longer Fun

By Jeremy Hainsworth Sex. It’s a word that can light up part of some peoples’ brains the same way mentioning cocaine or heroin might. Indeed, a compulsive sexual behavior can be just as alluring for the addict trying to numb feelings as any other form off using – be that alcohol, chemical, shopping, gambling or … Read more

Treating Partners of Sex Addicts is a Must! Here’s Why.

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Written By: Nelson Sacristan, MA, CSAT, Clinical Manager-EHN Vancouver Just as the rise of patients identifying their own compulsive sexual behaviors is increasing, partners of people with compulsive sexual behaviors are also seeking treatment in greater numbers.  What type of treatment should partners receive? Why do partners need treatment if they aren’t the ones with … Read more

Porn Addiction: A Growing Problem

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By: Nelson Sacristan, MA, CSAT, Clinical Manager- EHN Vancouver “Pornography” by definition is a combination of Greek words meaning ‘to fornicate’ (and also ‘to practice idolatry”) and ‘graph’, to write, and to depict. It has evolved since the beginning of its existence along with how it’s depicted and when it’s used. It probably wouldn’t surprise you … Read more

Treating Multiple Addictions: Why We Treat Sexual Addiction and Substance Abuse Concurrently

Sexual addiction can be accompanied by other addictions and/or substance abuse. While on the surface, different addictions seem to be associated with their own unique set of behaviours, they are often fueled by the same underlying feelings of guilt, shame, avoidance and trauma. Addictions interact within the individual making it difficult to tease them apart. … Read more