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A roadmap to healing for the sex addict's partner

August 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Clinicians are gaining more skill in assisting the partners of individuals with sexual addiction. Stefanie Carnes offered detailed guidance for helping partners at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

Probe the patient's relational barriers to recovery

June 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter Lori Jean Glass will discuss how patients can identify and break harmful relationship patterns.

Speaker: Multiple addictions too often going unrecognized

September 30, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A breakout session at the Moments of Change conference offered guidance for opening up conversations with patients about the other compulsive behaviors that often accompany substance addiction.

It's an intimacy disorder! Please don't call it sex and love addiction

September 16, 2015  |  Thomas M. Greaney, MEd, LADC, CCDP, SAP
Compassionate care for individuals with intimacy disorders should begin with changing professionals' language for describing these clients.

Therapists reach out to those affected by Ashley Madison data breach

September 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Individuals exposed by the infidelity website's data breach, and their partners, can find a variety of counseling resources.

Healthy versus unhealthy sexual relationships: Do you know the difference?

August 2, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
You have to know the difference between a healthy and unhealthy sexual relationship before you can do any counseling on the subject, NCAD speakers said.

Prominent name in sex addiction treatment will cease operation

July 14, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The closing of the 20-year-old Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) at the end of this month reflects a shift toward other levels of care for sexual addiction and intimacy disorders.

New CASA partnership will prioritize adolescent services, process addictions

June 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly announced collaboration with Yale University will broaden the research and public policy agendas at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Sexual addiction: driven by technology?

March 4, 2015  |  Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
An explosion of online access to sexual material and activities has fueled increasing concerns about sexual addiction for some users.

Coping mechanisms as behavioral addictions

January 26, 2015  |  Robert L. Smedley, LICDC-CS, LSW
A variety of behaviors not directly related to substances produce symptoms comparable to those seen in substance use disorders.

Sex addiction treatment: overcoming stigma

November 19, 2014  |  Stephanie Billingsley, MS, PC, CDCA
Treatment of sex addiction issues remains plagued by insurance barriers to care and providers' lack of formal training.

Elements acquires Miss. program with multiple levels of care

September 12, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The latest acquisition of Elements Behavioral Health is a Mississippi treatment facility founded 35 years ago by a group of recovering physicians.


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