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.

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

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

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(605) 339-1199
1401 West 51st Street
Sioux Falls, SD

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Community Counseling Services
(605) 352-8596
357 Kansas SE Street
Huron, SD

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Sherry Lynn Grismer NCC
(605) 322-4079 
Sioux Falls, SD

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

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Brookings, SD

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(605) 698-3917
388 Dakota Avenue
Sisseton, SD

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Well Springs Soaring Eagle
(605) 718-3700
919 Main Street
Rapid City, SD

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Life Light Counseling Inc
(605) 996-2070
1315 North Main Street
Mitchell, 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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