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Good S-x Addiction Recovery Program Suggestions needed
By norcal
1/23/2014 7:41:16 PM
I have been in recovery for 18 months...but know I still have work to do.

I have done counseling (not with an s-x addiction therapist) and SA. It has been helpful but I have struggled to connect with a group or sponsor. I have also read a lot of books and have listened to many podcasts by addiction therapists.

Anyway...I need to make a committment to a program (will continue SA) to help me with the next steps and looking for guidance.


Some I have looked into:
Impulse Treatment Center (in Norcal) - just started. Some counseling and then weekly moderated group

Inpatient? Any experiences would help...how long do you go?

A Dr Carnes led quarterly weekend workshop.

Web programs - I have heard some of Tony and candeo, but haven't jumped in

I will try to consolidate responses into another post. or perhaps there is a post and you can just point me to that.

Thank you!!!

Comments:

Go to meetings.....    
"Get a sponsor. Work the steps. Do what your sponsor says to do. And Never Give Up."
posted at 19:19:33 on January 25, 2014 by Anonymous
Connecting    
"One shining lesson I've learning in recovery is... pornography and acting out with it makes us become very connected with Ourselves; wrapped up in ourselves. When we connect with others in any righteous ways, like service, we connect with God.

I want to nurture myself so bad! Just want to crawl inside... People are my biggest challenge in life. But, I can choose today to see the good in others and be worthy to ease someone else's burden."
posted at 05:44:46 on February 12, 2014 by R_Matt
ARP Group Meetings    
"The LDS ARP Group Meetings made a world of difference for me. It got me out of isolation, helped me be honest with people that would understand, and I made some friends there. And it's free.
Whatever the program, I think a key part of it needs to be getting out of isolation that addiction so often puts us in (for me anyways)."
posted at 20:33:59 on February 25, 2014 by tsquared
A better Mormon by Tony Lister    
"This really helped me change my perspective on a few things, it helped me become more ware of what was driving my cravings. Look for it online the first 6 cd are free."
posted at 10:55:43 on March 5, 2014 by Homeward
@Homeward    
"The whole thing is free. Tony used to charge, but he changed his mind."
posted at 12:24:12 on March 5, 2014 by beclean
Fortify    
"I just found a program called Fortify done by the Fight the New Drug group. It is free for those 20 and under. For everyone else there is a one time fee of $39. Here is the link:
www.fortifyprogram.org"
posted at 20:16:57 on March 5, 2014 by 1stepatatime
Lifestar    
"Lifestar has been fantastic for me and my wife. It is a 3 phase group that lasts nearly 2 years. I am in phase 3 now and it has been wonderful. Hard as hell at times, but wonderful. I have a list of helpful links at http://theprodigaladdict.org"
posted at 10:17:26 on March 7, 2014 by WHATTODO2
Wholesomelives    
"Read the post "Why you can't stop once you start " at http://wholesomelives.wordpress.com There you will see the element in addiction that almost no one addresses; knowing this will help you be free of addiction sooner than you thought possible
Dr Arden Compton has about a 90% success rate, usually in 2-4 months. Amazing"
posted at 12:58:27 on April 4, 2014 by Anonymous


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