Tag Archives: Addiction

  • Sexnology: The Triple-A Engine
    Monday, September 6th, 2021

    Sexnology: The Triple-A Engine

    1979 Mark, a single 28-year-old events planner, was feeling lonely one evening. Hoping to meet Ms. Right (or at least Ms. Right Now) he showered, spritzed himself with cologne,...
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  • Trauma, Intimacy Issues, and Addictions
    Monday, August 30th, 2021

    Trauma, Intimacy Issues, and Addictions

    Many addiction treatment specialists refer to addictions as an intimacy disorder. What they mean by this is that addicts turn to addictive substances and behaviors, rather than other people,...
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  • Connection vs. Addiction
    Monday, August 23rd, 2021

    Connection vs. Addiction

    Last week, we discussed the concept of addiction as an intimacy disorder, noting that addicts of all types heal best in a community of recovery. This week, we examine...
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  • Can You Really Be Addicted to a Behavior?
    Monday, February 15th, 2021

    Can You Really Be Addicted to a Behavior?

    The longstanding, widely accepted criteria used to diagnose an addiction are: Preoccupation to the point of obsession with an addictive substance or behavior, with that preoccupation lasting six months...
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  • Childhood Trauma and Addiction
    Monday, December 7th, 2020

    Childhood Trauma and Addiction

    Endless quantities of research have identified a direct causal link between unresolved early-life trauma and later-life addictions (all types of addiction). For this reason, addiction therapists, when working with...
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  • The Spiritual Consequences of Addiction
    Monday, September 14th, 2020

    The Spiritual Consequences of Addiction

    Addictions create consequences that are beyond the imagination of most users when they first experiment with an addictive substance or behavior. Users are initially attracted to these substances or...
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