"Clearly, this work is intended to enlighten not only the clinical population, but actual
sex addicts and those who love them. If you are a therapist, my sincere hope is that
you will find something here that helps you to help others, and if you are a sex
addict or the partner thereof, my hope is that you will come away with a
better understanding of this complicated issue, and also with some
useful ideas on how to overcome this very serious addiction.”
—David Sack, MD
Deerfield Beach, Fl, October 26, 2015 - In Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction (HCI Books—October 2015--$14.95) Robert Weiss acknowledges and defines the loosely used term "sex addiction.” With his exensive background in the mental health and addictions field, Robert is able to give his readers real life testimonials of people who have been diagnosed with having a sexual addiction, and people whose sexual addiction is ruining or has already ruined their family, career, or health. All of the material in Weiss' book is presented tastefully, and suitable for professionals and the general reader, including sex addicts and their loved ones.
Many people believe an addiction to consist only of drugs and alcohol, but Robert acknowledges that addictions can arise in all things done excessively. People suffer from addictions to their cellphone, social sites, gambling/spending, and even love. A lot of people believe the above addictions to be attributed to having some sort of compulsive disorder, but Sex Addiction 101 recounts the importance of recognizing the difference between compulsions and addictions, seeing as many people confuse the two and try to use them interchangeably.
Sex Addiction 101 is broken down into 18 simple chapters, where Robert is detailed in providing clear and simple explanations of all aspects involving sex addiction. The chapters range from topics that address common questions about sex addiction like, What is Sex Addiction,Treating Sex Addiction, and Gay Men and Sex Addiction to subjects that may be harder to address like, Teens and Sex Addiction, Sexual addiction vs. paraphilia vs. sexual offending, and The fusion of stimulant abuse and sexual behavior. Sex addicts are individuals who have lost control over their sexual fantasies and behavior; this book is a primer for understanding this complicated disease.
Highlights from the book include:
Common Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Addiction:
Obsessive Sexual Fantasy and Preoccupation and Loss of Control
Related Adverse Consequences
Tolerance and Escalation
Withdrawal and Denial
The Cycle of Sexual Addiction
1. Triggers (Shame/Blame/Guilt/Other Strong Emotions)
4. Sexual Acting Out
6. Despair (Shame/Anxiety/Depression)
The Downside of Sex Addiction:
Addiction Hopping/Related addictions
Significant directly related Negative Life Consequences
Physical and Mental Health Problems
Career and Legal Issues
Relationship Instability and Difficulty Rebuilding Familial Relations
About the Author:
Currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, Robert Weiss is in charge of various treatment programs around the United States. Along with his already bountiful schedule, Robert provides sexual addiction treatment training internationally to psychology professors, addiction treatment centers, and the US military. In 1995 Robert founded the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, which became one of the first facilities anywhere in the world that offers treatment for sexual addiction and its related issues. The author of Robert's foreword for Sex Addiction 101, David Sack, characterizes Robert as, "… the face of and driving force behind understanding and treating profound intimacy disorders like sexual addiction.” Robert Weiss is not just an author and Clinical expert, he is a humanitarian who cares about more than just the well being of himself. Readers and viewers interested in learning more about Robert can visit his website at: www.RobertWeissMSW.com.
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Sex Addiction101: A Basic Guide to Healing From Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction
$14.95 – October 27, 2015