Sex and Love Addiction – Episode 15
In this episode of Recovery Soapbox, we discuss sex and love addiction and how it impacts individuals and where to find help.
This episode’s host:
Kamrin Carver is a Clinical Director at Brighton Recovery Center and is certified with the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Kamrin specializes in sex and love addiction along with family therapy.
Guests on this episode:
John Taylor is the Program Director of Healing Paths Counseling Center and is certified with IITAP. John specializes in process addiction, trauma, and relationships. John is also the co-host of the Thanks for Sharing podcast which focuses on what comes after sobriety.
Arch Wright is a therapist at Redwillow Counseling and Recovery. Arch himself has been in substance abuse recovery for 33 years and in recovery from sex and love addiction for 12 years.
Quotes for this episode:
“I knew what I needed to say no to, but I had no idea what I needed to say yes to.” – John
“It’s not about becoming sexually sober, it’s about healing the relational wounds underneath.” – John
“The roots of addiction go back to childhood no matter what who you are” – John
“There is not a line where you started being worthless. That may have been the story you started to tell yourself because you heard it or felt it from your environment, but your inherent worth never changed.” – John
“This is not hopeless. It feels like the end of the world. It feels like an endless struggle, but the addiction couldn’t survive if it didn’t convince you of that. To separate from addiction is one of life’s greatest and most rewarding challenges.” – Kamrin
“Whether or not addiction became a part or not, your life was going to be a big inter-tangled spiderweb that at some point you needed to figure out. It was never meant to go smoothly.” – John