Sex Dependence Recovery | Center for Growth Therapy

Sex Dependence Recovery

Alex , CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW — Founder & executive director

Sex dependence recovery: The first step in recovering from a sex dependency starts with you! True recovery means becoming honest with oneself. One must acknowledge ones own problems.

In the beginning of recovery it is not necessary to admit your problems to your friends, family, co-workers or even to a therapist. The first step is simply to acknowledge that some of your thoughts and behaviors have gotten out of control. Defining the problem helps you develop a plan of action. In general, telling at least one other person about your problem will help you. No one has to fight a sex dependency alone. There is help. With this being said, peoples paths towards recovery is uniquely their own. There is no one right way. Our goal is to help you develop the tools that you will need in your path to recovery. Getting honest with oneself:

  • On a piece of paper write down all the problems that you are struggling with.
  • On a second piece of paper, write down all the problems the you are struggling with and how it is related to sex.
  • On a third piece of paper, write down who knows about these problems. Then write down all the names of people that you wish knew about your problems and why.

Often secrecy becomes part of the problem. Having secrets from family, friends and co-workers cause you to experience additional emotional stress.

Often carrying the secrets around become more work than dealing with the reality of the truth. Secrets prevent people from really knowing you and acting like a real friend. How can anyone help you if they do not know what is going on?

Recovery from a sexual dependence is scary. You cannot change your past. The pain you might have caused to others, while unintentional is real. With that being said, you have the power to change the future. The choice is yours. Are you willing to get honest with yourself about your problems?

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