Books & Articles
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, 2001, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
Don’t Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction, 1992, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery, 1994, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Principles: Living the Values Behind the Steps, 2012, Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery, 2001, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
Recovery Zone, Vol. 1: Making Changes that Last: The Internal Tasks, 2009, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction, 2013, by Robert Weiss, CSAT-S.
Sex Addiction 101, the Workbook: 24 Proven Exercises to Guide Sex Addiction Recovery, 2016, by Robert Weiss.
Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age, 2015, by Robert Weiss, CSAT-S and Dr. Jennifer Schneider, MD, PhD.
Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment, 2016, by Alexandra Katehakis.
Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction: A Comprehensive Guide for People Who Struggle with Sex Addiction and Those Who Want to Help Heal Them, 2012, by Paula Hall.
Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men (Second Edition), 2013, by Robert Weiss, CSAT-S.
Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery, 2015, by David Michael Fawcett.
No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction, 2010, by Marnie Ferree and Mark Laaser.
Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities, 2015,
by Staci Sprout.
Lust, Anger, Love: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Road to Healthy Intimacy, 2008, by Maureen Canning, MA, LMFT.
Stop Sex Addiction: Real Hope, True Freedom for Sex Addicts and Partners, 2013, by Milton Magness, D.Min.
Real Hope, True Freedom: Understanding and Coping with Sex Addiction, 2017, Milton Magness, DMin, and Marsha Means, MA.
Lonely All the Time: Recognizing, Understanding and Overcoming Sex Addiction, for Addicts and Codependents, 1998, by Ralph Earle, Ph.D. and Gregory Crow.
Hope and Recovery: A Twelve-Step Guide for Healing from Compulsive Sexual Behavior, 1990.
Answers in the Heart: Daily Meditations for Men and Woman Recovering from Sex Addiction, by Anonymous.
Shadows of the Cross: A Christian Companion to Facing the Shadow, 2015, by Craig Cashwell & Pennie Johnson.
The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships, 1997, by Patrick Carnes Ph.D.
Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred,
1997, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D, and Joseph M. Moriarity.
Women, Sex, and Addiction: A Search for Love and Power, 1990, by Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph.D.
Ready to Heal: Women Facing Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction, 2008, by Kelly McDaniel.
"For most of us, sexual fantasies and behaviors are one of many pathways to enjoyment, play and intimate connection. However, sexual addicts use these activities compulsively, finding over time that they've lost control and must deal with negative life consequences as a result. Their belief systems, their self-esteem, and their relationships suffer, all thanks to their addiction." (p. 217)
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"As a parent, you need to read this book because there are potentially stark consequences for inaction or denial. When it comes to technology and children, ignorance is not bliss." (p. 1)
The New Age of Sex Education: How to Talk to Your Teen About Cybersex and Pornography in the Digital Age, 2016, by Jennifer Weeks.
Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery, 2005, Kevin B. Skinner, Ph.D.
The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography, 2009, by Wend Maltz and Larry Maltz.
Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction, 2015, by Gary Wilson.
HyperStimulation: Teens, Pornography and Online Addictions, 2010, Craig Gergianna, Psy.D., Tom Underhill and Chad Kelland, M.A.
Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame, 2011, by George Collins and Andrew Adelman.
Porn @ Work: Exposing The Office’s #1 Addiction, 2009, by Michael Leahy.
Porn Nation: Conquering America’s #1 Addiction, 2008, by Michael Leahy.
Porn University: What College Students are Really Saying About Sex on Campus, 2009, by Michael Leahy.
The Pornography Trap: Setting Pastors and Laypersons Free from Sexual Addiction, 2002, by Mark R. Laaser and Ralph H. Earle, Jr.
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love, 2003, by Pia Mellody.
Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts, 2012, by Marnie C. Ferree.
Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things go Wrong, 2015, by Lauren D. Costine.
FOR PARTNERS / SPOUSES
Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn Proofing Today's Young Kids, 2015, by Kristen A. Jenson, MA, and Gail Poyner, Ph.D., is a comfortable, read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this ground-breaking book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures, Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds, 2017, by Kristen A. Jenson, MA, makes it easy for parents to protect young children ages 3-6. Even young children have unprecedented access to the internet and they deserve to be armed early against its dangers.
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