Category Archives: Science

The Scary Side of Sugar: The Trick of Treats


Halloween is a celebration of sugar. Cloaked in creative costumes, we savor sweets in several settings, whether parading from house to house with kiddos or partying with friends. Somehow these evenings often end with a massive sugar stash or a … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Duggar: When Sexual Secrets Surface


Dear Mr Duggar, My name is Forest and I too was once shackled by sexual addiction. I now work with the walking wounded, coaching them to crawl from the ashes of addiction into the light of new life. Please receive … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Self-Care: Stephen Kuhn Interviews Forest Benedict, SATP-C


“What’s the one piece of advice you would give to someone struggling with porn addiction?” This was the question posed by Stephen Kuhn, author of “10 Lies Men Believe About Porn” when he interviewed me awhile back. My answer may … Continue reading

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Preventing Impending Relapse: 6 Immediate Interventions


One of the fundamental skills for those in recovery is learning to put on the brakes when sliding down a slippery slope into relapse. When tiredness triggers, emotions internally eat away, and circumstances crowd their mind with maddening thoughts, what … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes for Relapse & Recovery (Revised)


The holidays can feel like a minefield for those in recovery. More-so than other times of the year, disastrous dynamics go hand-in-hand with the celebrations of the season. For this noteworthy reason, partners and addicts alike can benefit from preparing … Continue reading

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The Scary Side of Sugar: The Trick of Treats


Halloween is a celebration of sugar. Cloaked in creative costumes, we savor sweets in several settings, whether parading from house to house with kiddos or partying with friends. Somehow these evenings often end with a massive sugar stash or a … Continue reading

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“Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability”


This is one of the best videos out there on shame, courage, and connection. What stood out to you in this video? How does this video relate to addiction and recovery? Please leave a comment below.

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