Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

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Hazelden Publishing, 2001 - Self-Help - 219 pages
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We recommend Partrick Carne's Out of the Shadows..
to every sex addict and codependent we treat.. This (book
provides) a tremendously powerful experience, helping both
sex addicts and codependents realize that they are not alone
and not destined to eternally be at the mercy of the disease.
Dr. Ralph Earle and Dr. Gregory Crow, Lonely All the Time

"Out of the Shadows has become a guidebook for sufferers and
counselors alike."
Roda Salter, Keene Sentinel

Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.

Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.


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Overall, this is a quality book that explains sexual addiction and shows sympathy for the addict without ignoring the plight of the victim. The research is scholarly and documented, but the book is ... Read full review

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Awesome book!!


The Addiction Cycle
The Levels of Addiction
Cybersex and Addictive Behavior
The Family and the Addicts World
The Belief System
Twelve Steps to Recovery
The Future Is Conditional
Resource Guide
About the Author
Resource Guide Updated
About the Author Updated
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<strong>Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.</strong>, is currently Executive Director of the Gentle Path programme at Pine Grove Behavioral Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA., and the primary architect of the Gentle Path treatment programmes for the treatment of sexual and multiple addictive disorders. He is author of <em>Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction</em>(1983), the first work designed to help addicts deal with their sexual compulsions, and to examine the tangled web of trauma, love, addictive sex, hate, and fear often found in family relationships. <br><br>He has published numerous other works as well, including <em>Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict </em>(1989), <em>A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps </em>(1994),<em> The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships</em> (1997), <em>Open Hearts</em> (1999), <em>Facing the Shadow </em>(2001), and <em>In the Shadows of the Internet </em>(2001). <br><br>With 30 years in the addiction field, Dr. Carnes is in high demand as a speaker, presenter, and interview subject and continues to be the leading voice in the field of sex addiction. In addition, his assessment tools related to sex addiction and trauma offer therapists a proven means to begin the treatment process with clients. <br><br>He has been awarded the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), and each year SASH (formerly known as the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity) bestows a ""Carnes Award"" to deserving researchers and clinicians who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sexual medicine.

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