In the Shadows of the Net

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-30
  • Publisher: Hazelden
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The much-anticipated second edition of the breakthrough book about recovering from online sexual addiction.As Internet usage has exploded in recent years, so has the prevalence of compulsive online sexual behavior -a problem first addressed five years ago by Patrick Carnes and coauthors of the breakthrough book, In the Shadows of the Net. Updated with the latest information, trends, and developments, the second edition equips readers with specific strategies for recognizing and changing compulsive sexual behaviors. Personal stories reveal how desperate life can become for online sex addicts-divorce, career loss, and financial ruin are common outcomes. More importantly, the authors set forth a path for breaking free from compulsive online sexual behavior and sustaining lifelong recovery.KEY FEATURES- Practical recovery information is immediately useful to readers- New content addresses the staggering pervasiveness of the problem as well as recent clinical developments- Personal stories demonstrate the depths of addiction and the path to recovery- Patrick Carnes is the most well known and widely respected expert in the field of treating sexual addiction

Author Biography

Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, is an internationally known authority and speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He has authored over twenty books including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery, Betrayal Bond, Don't Call It Love, The Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps and The Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles.Dr. Carnes' research provides the architecture for the "task model" of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities, and hospitals. He founded IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals), which provides CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) training and certification as well as cutting-edge information for addiction professionals. Dr. Carnes currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Executive Director for the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona.For more information on his work and contributions: www.patrickcarnes.com. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter: @drpatrickcarnes.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
The Shadow Side of the Netp. 1
Do I Have a Problem with Cybersex?p. 20
Understanding Problematic Sexual Behavior on the Internetp. 34
What Turns You On? The Arousal Templatep. 58
Courtship Gone Awryp. 74
Boundariesp. 98
Taking That First Stepp. 114
Changing the Way You Livep. 139
Preventing Relapse: Maintaining the Changes You've Madep. 163
Family Dynamics and Cybersexp. 186
The Web Frontierp. 210
Appendixp. 225
Notesp. 239
Indexp. 243
About the Authorsp. 251
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