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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

The Mysteries of Intimacy

Do you find it difficult to share the deepest parts of yourself with someone?  Have you been accused of being distant or difficult to reach?  The whole issue of intimacy is something most sex addicts struggle with at their core.  Kevin Bergen discusses this concept as he shares from Gordon MacDonald's book, WHEN MEN THINK PRIVATE THOUGHTS.

When Men Think Private Thoughts by Gordon MacDonald

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature. Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

Anxiety

Does anxiety play a role in your addiction?  Some people act out to medicate their anxiety.  Hear Kevin talk about different varieties of anxiety and see if it fits for you or someone you know.

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature. Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

Familial Origins

What have you taken from your childhood into adulthood?  Kevin Bergen discusses how your family of origin may still be impacting you as he reads from Bradshaw on the Family, by John Bradshaw.

Bradshaw: On the Family by John Bradshaw

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature. Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

The Trap of Intensity

Some find last year's most thrilling movie with the most amazing special effects to be quite uninteresting now.  Do you find yourself driven for ever more exciting books, video games, friends, or experiences?  You just may be in The Intensity Trap, which Kevin talks about this week in Recovery Support.

Wanting More: Challenge of Enjoyment in the Age of Addiction by Mark Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature. Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

At Inventory Time

Step 4 is the big one, or so says most people.  This week, Kevin talks about preparing and writing your Step 4 inventory.

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature. Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

At Inventory Time (Part 1)

"Inventories" are a big part of recovery, at least in the beginning.  They can be revisited at any time during the 12 steps.  This week, Kevin talks about Step 1 inventories.

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature. Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

Difficult Feelings

Many addicts want to push away or hide their feelings, in fact, a majority of addicts act out in order NOT to feel their feelings.  Kevin talks about these ideas and more in this episode of RECOVERY SUPPORT, with Kevin Bergen.

Today's readings come from Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature.  Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

Sponsorship

Have you ever had a personal trainer?  A life coach?  A mentor?  In the 12 Steps, you can have something even better--a sponsor.  This episode of Recovery Support covers some of the benefits of getting a sponsor.

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature. Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

Consistency

Can you be consistent in your recovery behaviors even when stuff happens?  Working a program includes tasks and behaviors that you engage in consistently to stay sober.

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature.  Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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Weekly podcast intended to support you in your recovery from sexual compulsivity, NOT intended to take the place of your 12-step program or your individual therapy.

Religious Guilt & Shame

What about those addicts to DO believe in God and who struggle with concepts like sin and forgiveness?  The same ideas of weakness and grace apply to anyone in recovery and can be quite instructive.

Forgiving Ourselves: Getting Back Up When We Let Ourselves Down, by Wendy Ulrich, PhD

Readings from SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (The White Book) Copyright © 1989-2008 SA Literature Used with permission of SA Literature

RECOVERY SUPPORT is not endorsed or pre-approved by any 12-step fellowship

Theme music: “My Best Routines” by Arthur Yoria on the “Of the Lovely” album available at www.magnatune.com

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