The Cycle of Addiction: Ritualization

The Cycle of Addiction: Ritualization

In my last blog, I introduced the sexual addiction cycle from Patrick Carnes, as shared in his book Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. I shared about the first part of the addiction cycle, called preoccupation and some helpful things to consider when...
The Cycle of Addiction: Preoccupation

The Cycle of Addiction: Preoccupation

In his book Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Patrick Carnes introduces the “addiction cycle” as it relates to sex addiction. He shares 4 components to this cycle. They are preoccupation, ritualization, sexual compulsivity, and despair. For this...
Female Sex Addiction

Female Sex Addiction

Male sexual addiction is the focus of more and more studies and articles, yet there is often little in the way of information available to women who are dealing with addictive behaviors. As with many other issues, women are often left to read a resource primarily...