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It's Not About the Sex

Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction
Paperback Book
Central Recovery Press, LLC
June, 2019
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$26.95 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

Out-of-control sexual behavior results in broken relationships and deep anguish"sometimes even ending in death"and since the 1980s, this growing epidemic has become even more conspicuous in our culture. Because most behavioral health professionals get minimal training in the area of sex addiction, It's Not about the Sex can help them better understand this disorder and how to more effectively assist their clients who struggle with it.

Susskind, a psychotherapist and recovering sex addict, applies the latest mental health research to help at-risk readers out of the shame, isolation, and secrecy in which sex addiction thrives. Each chapter includes snippets of interviews with sex addicts in long-term recovery, in addition to "action steps" specific to the chapter's focus that readers can take. He starts with immediate recovery challenges, considers the roots of addiction, and moves through various psychological issuesand strategies to arrive at long-term recovery models that allow for deep intimacy in healthy relationships.

- The author is a psychotherapist with over twenty years in sex addiction recovery
- Author ties sex addiction to behavioral issues like grief, shame, narcissism, and codependency while suggesting a range of treatments that are both sophisticated and accessible

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