Sexual Orientation Over Time Although this chapter presents sexual orientation as belonging to one of three categories—homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual—clearly sexual feelings, sexual behaviors, and sexual orientation may vary over time. As Kinsey found, sexual behavior ranges over a continuum from sexual activity with people of the same sex exclusively to sexual activity with people…

Help with Sexual Addiction Sexual addiction is defined as a sexual disorder wherein a person engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behaviors despite increasing negative consequences to self and others. The sexually addicted person loses the ability to control sexual behaviors and instead indulges sexual fantasies and a near constant search for a…

At the present time, no proven pharmacologic therapy for cocaine addiction exists, but several kinds of pharmaceutical drugs have been used in the detoxification of cocaine. Cocaine detox can take as little as 2 days and as long as 2 weeks, treatment programs offered in conjunction with cocaine detoxification may take anywhere from 30 days…

Alcoholism is called a “family disease” because it affects the drinker and everyone close to the drinker. Living with an alcoholic is tumultuous and tiring. Family members often find themselves just as involved with the disease as the alcoholic. Follow these steps to help make living with an alcoholic as easy as possible. Take care…