Category Archives: Recovery

3 Common Misconceptions About Sex Addiction Treatment


Over the past few years as I have seen men and women come and go from the Lifestar program, I have heard a number of similar mindsets echoed from both those that stay, experience growth and success and ultimately graduate, … Continue reading

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Beware of the Point of No Return


Triggers are a consequence of addiction. Triggers include any kind of stimulus that activates an urge to act out, they include things like: getting stressed out, being by yourself, watching love scenes in a movie, and even the mere touch … Continue reading

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The Way Out is Together


If you Google, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”, you’ll get tens of pages or either articles or images saying this is “an African proverb”. No one really knows who … Continue reading

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Accountability During Social Distancing


Accountability can be a challenging thing for addicts in general, but social distancing can add additional barriers and make it even more difficult to stay accountable. The devil (addicted brain) on your left shoulder is already whispering “sweet nothings” into … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Digital Trap


Porn addicts who have used the internet countless times to act out are now being asked to move all their work, outside connections and even therapy sessions onto the very platform that has caused them so much pain and trouble. … Continue reading

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Staying True to Your Recovery During Social Distancing


Social distancing complicates things for recovering porn and sex addicts for many reasons. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind while trying to stay true to your recovery during this stressful COVID-19 situation.  Pay closer attention to your … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Those Currently In Recovery


Dear Human, I hear you might be going through a rough patch right now. Perhaps that’s an understatement. You might have lost your job. You might be caring for a loved one. You might be caring for many tiny humans. … Continue reading

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Connecting in a Time of Separation


One of the mantras of LifeStar is that “the antithesis of addiction is connection”. But it can be extremely difficult to experience that much needed connection during this time of social distancing and isolation. While it is extremely important to … Continue reading

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Staying Sexually Sober During the Pandemic


Technology can be triggering for a porn addict (and their partner, as well). This is an ever-present problem for those recovering from porn addiction because so many professions these days require a worker to be technologically connected through computers, smartphones, … Continue reading

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Pornography: The Other Pandemic


At this time of national emergency due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus, everyone’s lives have been affected. People’s jobs are being labeled as “essential” or “non-essential,” and their lives are torn between the need to work and the need to care for … Continue reading

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