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Definition of ‘addiction’ clouded by mainstream usage

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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As the word ‘addiction’ is used more broadly in the mainstream, defining and applying the term within the treatment field is a struggle for providers.

Breaking the cycle: Sex addiction and eating disorders

January 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Sex addictions and eating disorders often feed into one another in a cyclical nature, and it’s on providers to deliver comprehensive, effective treatment.

Is the debate on sex addiction more than a word game?

December 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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There continues to be spirited debate in the counseling profession this month over an association position statement challenging the concept of sex addiction.

Sex therapists group says no evidence base for sex addiction as disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has issued a position statement opposing the use of the sex addiction construct to classify problematic sexual behavior.

A roadmap to healing for the sex addict's partner

August 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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