Sex Addiction Therapist Brookings SD

In the addict's active sexually addicted life-style, he rarely thinks of the pain he is causing himself or anyone else. In recovery from sex addiction, when the addiction "talks to you" it will try to sell you as to how "A little bit won't hurt," or "Who will know? You can act out just one more time. You are sober enough. It won't affect your recovery." A tool that has helped many recovering addicts maintain recovery is having a negative experience locked in, almost memorized that maximizes the pain and minimizes the pleasure to act out.

First Step Counseling Servs/Brookings
(605) 693-3629
7020 Sunset Road
Brookings, SD

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East Central MH/CD Center Inc
(605) 697-2850
211 4th Street
Brookings, SD

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Bowling Green Inn of SD
(605) 987-2751x107
1010 East 2nd Street
Canton, SD

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Lewis and Clark Behavioral Hlth Servs
(605) 665-4606
1028 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD

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Bartels Counseling Services Inc
(605) 310-0032
3101 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD

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Free Spirit Counseling
(605) 742-4174
12871 467th Avenue
Brookings, SD

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Nicole McMillin NCC
Sioux Falls, SD

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Main Gate
(605) 842-0312
202 South Main Street
Winner, SD

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Stepping Stones
(605) 995-8180
901 South Miller Street
Mitchell, SD

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Well Springs Inc
(605) 342-0345
1205 East Saint James Street
Rapid City, SD

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My Worst Moment

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My Worst Moment

Dr. Doug Weiss - 10/5/2007

In the addict's active sexually addicted life-style, he rarely thinks of the pain he is causing himself or anyone else. In recovery from sex addiction, when the addiction "talks to you" it will try to sell you as to how "A little bit won't hurt," or "Who will know? You can act out just one more time. You are sober enough. It won't affect your recovery." These and many other lies try to maximize the current benefit to you (i.e., it feels good) and minimize the long term negative effects (i.e., this could be the beginning of two to ten year binge and you'll lose your marriage, business and possibly get a sexually transmitted disease). This addiction is very crafty!

A tool that has helped many recovering addicts maintain recovery is having a negative experience locked in, almost memorized that maximizes the pain and minimizes the pleasure to act out. For some sex addicts this picture could possibly be getting picked up by the police. For others, their worst picture is getting kicked out of the house for good, seeing your child's face when you leave, seeing your spouse cry, hearing a judge say "no visitation privileges," the loss of a job, a flirt with AIDS or abortions. These are only a few of the negative experiences that could occur. You may have one or more painful moments that would minimize the pleasure of acting out. You may want to write down these experiences to remind yourself of them when you are tempted to relapse....

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