The Storm of Sex Addiction: Rescue and Recovery

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-16
  • Publisher: Itasca Books
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From one of the country's most capable and insightful therapists comes an unprecedented examination of this burgeoning illness. In The Storm of Sex Addiction: Rescue and Recovery Connie Lofgreen elevates the conversation and presents the most accessible and readable primer on sex addiction extant. She skillfully educates, bringing clarity to concepts with thought-provoking and helpful explanations and stories. Lofgreen explains the dynamics and roots of the disorder and provides practical information and compassionate guidance to anyone affected by sex addiction, especially the addicts and families whose lives it shatters. Lofgreen does more than sound the alarm; she describes the hopeful option of treatment and outlines the components necessary for predictable recovery. She envisions a new era of valuing authentic intimate relationships over reckless sexual consumption and exploitation. Lofgreen makes a clarion call for awareness of sex addiction as the public health issue it truly is and presents strategic initiatives to respond. The Storm of Sex Addiction is an informative and useful resourcea must-have for people who want to understand the illness, its treatment, and prevention. Lofgreen understands the challenge, answers the crucial questions, and offers constructive solutions.

Table of Contents

The Stormp. 1
The Storm of Sex Addiction-An Epidemicp. 3
The Storm is Surging-Forces Driving the Epidemicp. 15
Sex Addictions-Disorders of Intimacy and Intensityp. 29
Lost in the Stormp. 37
Making of an Addict-Attachment Lossp. 39
It's All in the Past Now, Isn't It?-Trauma Lingersp. 51
Escape Routes-Neuropathways of Addictionp. 63
Internet Sex Addiction-Lightning Strikesp. 69
Anatomy of the Storm-The Addict's Dark Cave of Distorted Realityp. 81
The Storm of Companion Addictionsp. 91
Surviving the Stormp. 101
The Path of Recovery-A Hero's Journeyp. 103
Excavating the Authentic Self-Is Anybody In There?p. 113
Evacuate or Ride Out the Storm?-The Partner's Dilemmap. 131
Clergy and iPorn-Sex Addiction in the Faith Communityp. 143
Facing The Stormp. 153
In the Path of the Storm-Looking Out for Your Family: part Ip. 155
In the Path of the Storm-Looking Out for Your Family: part IIp. 167
Strategic Initiatives Toward a New Erap. 181
Endnotesp. 193
Resourcesp. 197
Recommended Readingp. 198
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
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