Sex Addiction Therapist Fort Smith AR

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.

Harbor House Inc
(479) 785-4083x11
615 North 19th Street
Fort Smith, AR

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Oklahoma Treatment Services LLC
(918) 427-3344
117 East Ray Fine Boulevard
Roland, OK

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Quapaw House Inc
(870) 867-2266
182 Dunston Road
Mount Ida, AR

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Gyst House Inc
(501) 568-1682
8101 Frenchman Lane
Little Rock, AR

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Southwest Arkansas Counseling MH Ctr
(870) 773-4655
2904 Arkansas Boulevard
Texarkana, AR

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Gateway House Inc
(479) 783-8849x27
3900 North Armour Avenue
Fort Smith, AR

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OMART Inc
(870) 435-6200
116 Snowball Drive
Gassville, AR

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NADC Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(870) 793-2221
Oak and 9th Streets
Batesville, AR

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Saratoga, AR

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Counseling Associates/Morrilton
(501) 354-1561
8 Hospital Drive
Morrilton, AR

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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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