Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) is a twelve-step program for people recovering from sex addiction and love addiction. SLAA was founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1976 by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Addiction presents itself through actions that are considered acceptable or reasonable in the cultural setting.
Sex addiction is a means for some individuals to medicate their emotions and/or deal with their stressors to the point that their sexual conduct becomes their primary coping strategy for life’s challenges.
To truly understand compulsive gambling, you need to take a look at the brain. Simply put, there are a number of hormones that are released in the healthy brain that create endorphins that make you feel good. People who are prone to addiction have a deficiency of these hormones, or a chemical imbalance in the… Continue reading Money is an important part of compulsive gambling
Just like any other addiction, a compulsive gambler feels a ‘rush’ or ‘high’ when they have a win. The high that they feel creates a rush of good feelings in their brain that makes them feel great! They feel on top of the world, and life could not be any better. But that high does… Continue reading Compulsive gambling needs to be treated like other addictions
Is it cheating or sex addiction? This is the question particularly asked today, with more and more celebrities in the news. Making headlines for sexual indiscretions and heading off to sex addiction centers. Many remarks have been made that some of these folks might be hiding behind the title of sexual addiction to excuse their… Continue reading How to Distinguish between Sex Addiction and just Cheating
Let’s Talk About Sexual Addiction Sex addiction is one of the least talked about and least understood of all addictions. This is mainly because of our society’s unwillingness to take a honest look at sexuality. However recently a more clearer understanding of sex addictions is being reached. [spacer size=”50″] Today the idea that someone could… Continue reading Sexual Addiction
A Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility Offers Substance Abusers A Way Out of Enabling Behaviors and the Cycle of Addiction For as many types of substances for an individual to become addicted to, there are equally many different types of drug and alcohol treatment facilities, but regardless the type of drug(s) and abuser uses, there… Continue reading Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility
Drug Rehabilitation in California for Cocaine Users Cocaine addiction is one of the most difficult types of substance abuse to conquer. It has a particularly quick onset, which means a person can become addicted after using cocaine just a few times, and has the highest recurrence rate of any street drug addiction. For this reason,… Continue reading Drug Rehabilitation in California
Addiction Treatment Facilities for Co-Occurring Disorders Recovering from an addiction of any kind is not a simple process, but it is made even more difficult when two or more addictions or disorders co-exist. A person who abuses cocaine may also abuse alcohol. An anorexic might abuse prescription drugs or even street drugs to suppress appetite.… Continue reading Addiction Treatment Facilities