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Sexual Addiction – July 21

Being an addict is difficult. The desire for drugs, alcohol or cigarettes can be so powerful that the need will disrupt the ability to lead a normal life.

Although addictions to these substances are awful, they seem to be accepted in society. Now take a minute to think about a different kind of addiction – sexual addiction. In a society that already views sex as taboo, how is sexual addiction looked upon?

Does Sexual Addiction Really Exist?

The belief that sexual addiction is a true addiction is often debated. On Tuesday’s show, we’ll explore this growing disorder and look at ways to recognize and heal from it (read Symptoms of Sexual Addiction).

Our guest, Jonathan Daugherty, will share how his life and belief system were challenged during a 13 year intense battle with sexual addiction. Despite being a married man, he continued to feed his sexual addiction; first by engaging in internet porn and ultimately by soliciting sex from prostitutes. Feeling alone and with nowhere to turn, Jonathan flirted with thoughts of suicide.

Fortunately, he’s been able to manage his addiction to sex and is now the founder of Be Broken ministries, an organization that that reaches out to men and women who are affected by sexual addiction.

Tune in Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST, 8:30 ET as Jonathan tells his story of surviving sexual addiction and how difficult the desire for sex is to manage on a daily basis. Our Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft will also be on hand to discuss the causes of sexual addiction and various treatments for sexual addiction. He’ll also answer any questions you may have on this or any mental health topic. Watch the video on Sexual Addiction Recovery.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to share your story on sexual addiction, e-mail me at producer AT healthyplace.com. If you are concerned that you may be addicted to sex, take our online sexual addiction test for additional insight.

See you Tuesday! Watch the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show live on our site or “on-demand”.

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