Resources

Basic Resources for Sex/Porn Addicts

Twelve-Step Groups for Sex and Porn Addicts
and Co-Occurring Substance Use and Sexual Behavior

General Information

  • The Sex and Relationship Healing website (sexandrelationshiphealing.com) has extensive free information and resources about dealing with and healing from sex addiction, porn addiction, love addiction, and other intimacy disorders.
  • The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists website (aasect.org) offers useful information about human sexuality.
  • The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers website (atsa.com) offers useful information about sexual abuse.
  • The International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (iitap.com) has contact information for therapists, listed by state, who are certified as CSATs (Certified Sex Addiction Therapists).
  • The Safer Society Foundation website (safersociety.org) offers useful information on sexual abuse.
  • The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health website (sash.net) provides contact information for knowledgeable therapists, listed by city and state, as well as information about upcoming sex addiction conferences and training events.
  • Trauma Made Simple (www.traumamadesimple.com) offers a variety of resources for trauma survivors. 

Books

  • Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Love, and Porn Addiction by Dr. Robert Weiss
  • Sex Addiction 101, the Workbook: 24 Proven Exercises to Guide Sex Addiction Recovery by Dr. Robert Weiss
  • Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men (2nd edition) by Dr. Robert Weiss
  • Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating by Dr. Robert Weiss
  • Out of the Doghouse for Christian Men: A Redemptive Guide for Men Caught Cheating by Dr. Robert Weiss and Marnie Ferree, LMFT
  • Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age by Dr. Robert Weiss and Dr. Jennifer Schneider
  • Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery by Dr. David Fawcett
  • Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery by Forest Benedict
  • Addicted to Love: Recovery, Empowerment, and Finding Your True Self by Lacy Bentley
  • Wack: Addicted to Internet Porn by Noah B.E. Church
  • Thou Shall Not Suffer: 7 Steps to a Life of Joy by Mark Anthony Lord
  • Answers in the Heart: Daily Meditations for Men and Women Recovering from Sex Addiction (Anonymous)
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (Anonymous)
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (Anonymous)
  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sex Addiction by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame by George Collins and Andrew Adelman
  • Disclosing Secrets: An Addict’s Guide to What, to Whom, and How Much to Reveal by Dr. M. Deborah Corley and Dr. Jennifer Schneider
  • No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction by Marnie Ferree
  • Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction: A Comprehensive Guide for People Who Struggle With Sex Addiction and Those Who Want to Help Them by Paula Hall
  • Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships by Kelly McDaniel

Basic Resources for Loved Ones of Sex/Porn Addicts

Twelve-Step Groups

Books

  • Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency by Dr. Robert Weiss
  • Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating by Dr. Robert Weiss
  • Out of the Doghouse for Christian Men: A Redemptive Guide for Men Caught Cheating by Dr. Robert Weiss and Marnie Ferree, LMFT
  • Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts by Dr. Stefanie Carnes
  • Surviving Disclosure: A Partner’s Guide for Healing and the Betrayal of Intimate Trust by Dr. M. Deborah Corley and Dr. Jennifer Schneider
  • Sex, Lies, and Forgiveness (3rd edition) by Dr. Jennifer Schneider and Burt Schneider
  • Back from Betrayal: Recovering from his Affairs (3rd edition) by Dr. Jennifer Schneider
  • Open Hearts: Renewing Relationships with Recovery, Romance, and Reality by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Debra Laaser, and Mark Laaser
  • Sex Addiction: The Partner’s Perspective by Paula Hall

Basic Resources for Other Addicts

Twelve Step Groups

General Information

Books

  • 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Anonymous)
  • Bought Out and Spent! Recovery from Compulsive Shopping and Spending by Terrence Schulman
  • Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life: Strategies for Managing Your Gambling and Improving Your Finances, Relationships, and Health by Dr. Howard Shaffer
  • Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap by Kevin Roberts
  • A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps: A Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • Gripped by Gambling by Marilyn Lancelot
  • Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder by Joanna Poppink
  • Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction by Andrew Doan, Brooke Strickland, and Douglas Gentile
  • Living Sober (Anonymous)
  • A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps by Dan Griffin
  • Narcotics Anonymous (Anonymous)
  • Neglect, the Silent Abuser: How to Recognize and Heal from Childhood Neglect by Enod Gray
  • Overcoming Your Pathological Gambling: Workbook by Robert Ladouceur and Stella Lachance
  • Spent: Break the Buying Obsession and Discover Your True Worth by Dr. Sally Palaian
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop, and How to Stop by Dr. April Benson
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (Anonymous)
  • Twenty Four Hours a Day (Anonymous)
  • A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps by Dr. Stephanie Covington
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