Videos under 'Understanding Addiction'
What is the nature of porn addiction, how does it develop and what can we do about it?
Many people think they can enjoy porn and not get addicted. "It won't happen to me", they say.
How does porn lead to addiction?
What are the results of porn addiction on today's youth?
Understanding the science behind porn addiction, and how it is destroying our ability to function both sexually and socially.
A brilliant analysis of addictive behaviors and how to break them - in under 2 minutes! Using the classic behavioral learning model, this video clearly explains how the skill of Urge-Surfing is a powerful recovery tool. The Video was made by the developers of MBRP-University of Washington, the very place where Dr Alan Marlatt invented his relapse prevention model and then incorporated mindfulness into his work before his untimely passing.
What causes addiction? The answer is not what most people think.
This cute animation drives home the nature of addiction.
A letter to my younger self, warning of the dark clutches of addiction.
This video clip is from an interactive CD called "Caught in the Web" produced by Torah Umesorah in 2007. Just as relevant today - if not more!
When we give in to our desires too much, we end up destroying ourselves and the world around us. - A cute clip from "Ice Age".
Give yourself some accountability and get yourself some reporting software, like webchaver.com or www.gye.org.il/kba.
Sex addiction is a disease. If you know a sex addict in recovery, don't judge, be sympathetic.
The second half of this video is in Hebrew. Here is a translation: "From the moment we were created, we developed the ability to improve our lives in the world. But sometimes, our inventions work against us. I am speaking of a new plague, the addiction to pornography on the world wide web. We are the first generation in history to have to deal with the bombardment of pornography on our brains, and we become slaves to it. We are blinded to its true face and to the damage it causes, beginning with a warped vision of intimacy, through physical difficulties in engaging in real relations. But we can fix the past. It is only up to us."
Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., is an internationally known authority and speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He was one of the first in the medical and scientific community to recognize sexual obsessions and compulsions as a real addiction. He has authored over twenty books including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery, Betrayal Bond, Don't Call It Love, The Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps and The Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles. Dr. Carnes' research provides the architecture for the "task model" of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities, and hospitals. He founded IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals), which provides CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) training and certification as well as cutting-edge information for addiction professionals. Dr. Carnes currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Executive Director for the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona.
No one will work towards recovery if they don't first focus on what they have to fight for.
Is sex addiction a real phenomenon? Can a real diagnosis be made? Listen to this enlightening talk by Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S. He is an international sexual addiction expert, author, and educator. In 1995 he founded the Sexual Recovery Institute in LA.
How does sex addiction work, it isn't a substance? In this fascinating talk, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, international sexual addiction expert, explains the nature of behavioral addictions from a medical standpoint.
After years of "using" shmutz as a drug and a means of escape, believing that we can actually live WITHOUT it takes a real leap of FAITH. When we hear "Let go and let G-d", it feels like taking a step off the cliff into the abyss. But if we are brave enough to take the leap, we fall into G-d's embrace.
Everything we think we know about addiction is wrong.
From www.lifestarnetwork.com. Help for addicts and their spouses. Partners - Todd Olson #1