Is My Family Dysfunctional?

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We all tend to believe that our families of origin are inherently dysfunctional. It is important to remember, however, that living under the same roof as a group of strong-willed individuals (relatives, nonetheless) is bound to result in some head-butting, button-pushing, and the occasional, emotionally charged squabble. It is not uncommon for the relationships we […]

Sexual Trauma and Sex Addiction

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The relationship between early sexual trauma and sex addiction is extremely complex. However, understanding the emotional, physical, and mental underpinnings of this common association can help you to better comprehend your own personal history of trauma and addiction, or the experience of your loved one. It may seem that the development of a sexual addiction […]

Generational Patterns of Family Dysfunction

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We all tend to think that our families are crazy. When we live under the same roof as a group of widely variant individuals for any prolonged period of time, we are more than likely to develop a strong sense of their unique characters – defects, peculiarities, neuroses, and shortcomings. We may become harshly critical […]

Sex and Love Addiction

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Sex Addiction Sex addiction, also known as sexual addiction, is a disorder characterized by a compulsive and uncontrollable participation in sexual behaviors (such as intercourse, seeking and watching pornography or masturbation), despite negative personal consequences. Because of differing opinions on the classification and diagnosis of sex addiction, it does not exist as a clinical entity […]

Painkiller Addiction – Facts and Statistics

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Over the course of the past several years, the American opioid epidemic skyrocketed immensely, and rates of overdose-related death are higher than they ever have been. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that heroin-related deaths increased over 6-fold from 2002 to 2015. Of the 20.5 million Americans suffering from a substance abuse disorder […]

The Use of Steroids in Recovery in Particular Communities

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Note: steroid use in recovery is predominately male. The term “steroids” is used to describe a number of substances and body chemicals, ranging from natural testosterone, to over-the-counter itch creams, to powerful anti-inflammatory drugs, and even to illegal anabolic steroids. Because steroids describe an entire class of compounds, it can be easy to confuse safer […]