Porn Addiction, Level 1: Six-Week Workgroup for Men

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This workgroup is right for you if: Porn is your primary (perhaps only) sexual/romantic outlet. The term “sex addict” doesn’t apply to you because you’re not having actual sex with real people.  You feel isolated and alone and use pornography as a way to cope with those feelings.  In this LIVE, INTERACTIVE six-week workgroup, you […]

Have You Crossed the Line? A List of Common Boundary Violations

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Scott Brassart For the past three weeks, we’ve been discussing interpersonal boundaries, looking at why they are so important, misconceptions and facts, and areas of life in which we need to set them. And even with all of that information, boundaries can be confusing. Often, we find ourselves violating the boundaries of others without even […]

Areas of Life In Which to Set Healthy Interpersonal Boundaries

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Scott Brassart In previous posts to this site, we’ve discussed why healthy interpersonal boundaries are so important and the various misconceptions some people have about interpersonal boundaries. This week, we are focused on the types of interpersonal boundaries that can be set and the areas of life in which we may need to set them. […]

Why Are Healthy Interpersonal Boundaries So Important?

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Scott Brassart When I first entered recovery, my therapist asked about my personal boundaries, as well as the boundaries I’d grown up with. And honestly, I did not know how to respond. Mostly because I really didn’t understand what he meant by boundaries. Until then, the most thought I’d ever given to the concept of […]

Basic Tools for Sexual Sobriety

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Scott Brassart In an article last week, I wrote about how recovering addicts can stay sober even when they are strongly and unexpectedly triggered. Basically, this is a three-step process: (1) Know what your triggers are; (2) Plan for how to deal with each of those triggers; and (3) Practice your plan. In that article, […]

Developing “Resilience” in Recovery

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Scott Brassart Psychological resilience is an individual’s tendency to cope with stress and adversity. On the surface, most addicts lack resilience. Otherwise, why would they be turning to an addictive substance or behavior as their primary coping mechanism? Underneath, however, addicts often find that they are incredibly resilient. When the “easy out” of addiction is […]

Can Single Sex/Porn Addicts in Recovery Date in Healthy Ways?

Scott Brassart In an article posted last week, I discussed the fact that recovering sex and porn addicts can develop a healthy and enriching sex life and how to best go about that. The obvious follow-up to that post is an examination of how recovering sex/porn addicts who are not currently in a relationship can […]