Sex Addiction & Sex Addiction Resources

Kansas City Psychotherapy Counseling Services – Counseling to Treat Sexual Addiction, Substance or Alcohol Addiction, and Other Addictions

Sexual Addiction is sometimes a stigmatizing word, therefore Out-of-Control-Sexual-Behaviors (OCSB) is oftentimes a more accurate description of classic problems associated with sexual addiction.  Being trapped in an addiction is like being locked in a private prison, where your behaviors and thoughts are stuck in the same pattern.  It is possible to manage an addiction and take control of your life.  Below are a set of substance abuse counseling resources that I have found helpful in treating a variety of addictions.

Addiction Counseling Authors and Videos of Interest:

Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) Robert Weiss informational video about sexual addiction.  Although recent research has demonstrated that sexual addiction may not have a similar neurological response as substance addictions, there are still legitimate reasons to question one’s sexual behavior: 1) if you are uncomfortable with your own behavior/unable to stop, 2) consequences for sexual behavior, 3) escalation, 4) loss of time that you are uncomfortable with, 5) goes against your own values, 6) leading a double life that you are not comfortable with…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er_HGBmsNcQ#t=56

National Geographic Channel documentary – Taboo: Sex Addiction.  Janice is a former self-identified sex addict who is now working hard to overcome her past obsession.  Sex addicts are not simply people who crave lots of sex. Instead, they have underlying problems — stress, anxiety, depression, shame — that drive their often risky sexual behavior….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd7AgdyQICM

Counseling for Sex Addiction or Out-of-Control Sexual Behaviors (OCSB)

Sex Addiction Resources – Psychology Today – https://www.psychologytoday.com/topics/addiction

Online Sexual Addiction – http://www.onlinesexaddict.com

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders – http://www.americanacademy.org

Sexual Addiction Recovery Resources – http://www.bewellnet.com/sdg/sarr/

Sex Addiction Resource Website – http://www.sexhelp.com

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity – http://www.ncsac.org

National Counseling Intervention Services – http://nationalcounseling.com/sexaddiction.html

Women’s Sexual Screening Addiction Test (W-SAST) – http://www.sexualrecovery.com/wsast.htm

G-Sexual Addiction Screening Test (G-SAST) – http://www.sexualrecovery.com/gsast.htm

Codependents of Sexual Addiction (COSA) – http://www2.shore.net/~cosa/

S-ANON International Family Groups – http://www.sanon.org

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) – http://www.sa.org

About Sexual Addiction – http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/features/is-sex-addiction-real

PORN ADDICTION – http://yourbrainonporn.com/

SAA – SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS – http://saa-recovery.org/SAALiterature/

SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous Resources –  http://saa-recovery.org.uk

Counseling for Sexual Trauma

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) – http://www.siawso.org

Incest Survivors Anonymous (ISA) –

Counseling for Sexual Dysfunction

Treating Erectile Dysfunction – http://men.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction-13/understanding-ed

Men’s Sexual Health – http://education.webmd.com/viewcollection/32746

Counseling for Gender Inequality / Roles

THE GOOD MEN PROJECT – http://goodmenproject.com

Counseling Services – Sex Addiction Screening:

Women’s Sexual Screening Addiction Test (W-SAST) – http://www.sexualrecovery.com/wsast.htm

G-Sexual Addiction Screening Test (G-SAST) – http://www.sexualrecovery.com/gsast.htm

Sexaholics Anonymous Screening (SA) – http://www.sa.org/test.php

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous 20 Questions (SCA) – http://www.sca-recovery.org/20questions.htm

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous – Characteristics of Sex Addiction – http://www.sca-recovery.org/characteristics.htm

Sex Addicts Anonymous Assessment (SAA) – http://saa-recovery.org/IsSAAForYou/SelfAssessment/

S-ANON Family of Sex Addicts Assessment – http://www.sanon.org/sanonchecklist.html

Counseling Services – Sexual Addiction Support Groups and Resources:

Online Sexual Addiction – http://www.onlinesexaddict.com

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders – http://www.americanacademy.org

Sexual Addiction Recovery Resources – http://www.bewellnet.com/sdg/sarr/

Sex Addiction Resource Website – http://www.sexhelp.com

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity – http://www.ncsac.org

National Counseling Intervention Services – http://nationalcounseling.com/sexaddiction.html

Codependents of Sexual Addiction (COSA) – http://www2.shore.net/~cosa/

S-ANON International Family Groups – http://www.sanon.org

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) – http://www.sa.org

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA) – http://www.recovering-couples.org

Sex Addicts Anonymous Online Counseling Resources:

Sex Addicts Anonymous – (Green Book) SAA’s basic text

Sex Addicts Anonymous – A Pathway to Recovery

The Bubble – A Metaphor for Addictive Sexual Behavior

Three Circles – Defining Sexual Sobriety in SAA

Abstinence

Getting a Sponsor

SAA and the Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender Sex Addict

A Special Welcome to the Woman Newcomer – from other women members of SAA

Safe and Sexually Sober Meetings – Helping Women Feel Welcome in Your Meeting

Sexual Sobriety and the Internet

Recovery from Compulsive Sexual Avoidance – A Return to Intimacy

First Step To Recovery – A guide to working the First Step

Getting Started In Sex Addicts Anonymous – A beginner’s packet for recovering sex addicts

Tools of Recovery – A Practical Guide for New Members of SAA

Writing to Prisoners – Recovery through Outreach in SAA

Abstinence and Boundaries In SAA – Tools for Recovery

The 12 Steps of Sexaholics Anonymous & Alcoholics Anonymous:

  1. 1.    We admitted that we were powerless over lust — that our lives had become unmanageable.

  2. 2.    Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  3. 3.    Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  4. 4.    Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  5. 5.    Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  6. 6.    Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

  7. 7.    Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

  8. 8.    Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

  9. 9.    Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  10. 10.    Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

  11. 11.    Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  12. 12.    Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to sexaholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Sex Addiction Counseling Resources for Colorado and Kansas City:

Colorado Service Group 12-Step Programs – http://www.coloradoservicegroup.org/

Kansas City SAA: (303) 847-4980

FtCollins/NEst SAA (970) 372-0553

CSpgs/SWest SAA(719) 359-4284

Kansas City Sexaholics: (303) 292-3376 with 20 additional meetings not listed at this site.

Northern Colorado Sexaholics: (970) 797-1430

Colorado Springs Sexaholics: (719) 260-6760

Western Slope Sexaholics: (970) 319-7147

Colorado Springs SLAA and SexA: (719) 387-0988

Read stories from others in Colorado who have struggled with sex addiction: http://www.coloradoservicegroup.org/stories.htm

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