Working the 12 Steps of Recovery: Why It’s So Important

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Scott Brassart At Seeking Integrity, we are big believers in the power of the 12 steps, as first developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and later adapted for use in other forms of addiction recovery, including recovery from sexual addiction and drug addiction. Those who seek treatment at a Seeking Integrity rehab learn how much we […]

Surrender to Win: The #1 Paradox of Addiction Recovery

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Scott Brassart The first step in every 12-step program of recovery and healing reads as follows: We admitted we were powerless over [our addiction]—that our lives had become unmanageable. So basically, when we enter treatment and 12-step recovery, we are asked to accept that we have lost the battle, that our problem has beaten us, […]

Four Great Reasons to Quit Porn

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Scott Brassart Why do people decide to quit porn? It’s an interesting question, and after speaking with countless individuals (mostly men) on webinars, in drop-in discussion groups, in online workgroups, and at our Seeking Integrity: Los Angeles treatment center, it seems that there are multiple answers to this seemingly simple query. Generally, however, people decide […]

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

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This workgroup is right for you if one or more of the following feels true: Porn is your primary (perhaps only) sexual/romantic outlet. You feel uncomfortable with the label “sex addict” because you’re not being sexual with others in person. You feel isolated and alone and use pornography as a way to cope with those […]

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 […]