Resources For Sexual Addiction, Partner Trauma Recovery & More

General Information

  • website by Patrick Carnes’ offers useful information for sex addicts including free online assessments
  • website offers good information and free or low fee assessments
  • has an excellent list of resources for women in relationship and sexual recovery
  • - The International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals as well as the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health websites offer contact information for CSATS and knowledgeable therapists

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Books for Sex Addiction Recovery

  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sex Addiction by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery (Workbook) – (Third Edition) by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn and Love Addiction by Robert Weiss
  • Sex Addiction 101, the Workbook: 24 Proven Exercises to Guide Sex Addiction Recovery by Robert Weiss
  • Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men (Second Edition) – by Robert Weiss
  • Out of the Doghouse: A Step by Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating by Robert Weiss
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous by Anonymous
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous by Anonymous
  • Sexual Compulsives Anonymous by Anonymous
  • Sexaholics Anonymous by Anonymous
  • Answers in the Heart: Daily Meditations for Men and Women Recovering from Sex Addiction (Anonymous)
  • Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction by Gary Wilson
  • Don’t Call it Love: Recovery from Sex Addiction by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction by Marnie Ferree
  • Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery from Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities by Staci Sprout
  • Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love by Pia Mellody
  • Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships by Kelly McDaniel
  • The Couples Guide to Intimacy: How Sexual Reintegration Therapy Can Help Your Relationship Heal by Bill and Ginger Bercaw, PhD

Books for Partner Recovery/Infidelity

  • Your Sexually Addicted Spouse by Barbara Steffens, PhD and Marsha Means, MA
  • The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  • Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts by Stefanie Carnes, PhD
  • Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addiction (Workbook) by Stefanie Carnes PhD, Mari Lee and Anthony Rodriguez
  • Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5 Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addiction by Vicki Tidwell
  • After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD
  • Back from Betrayal: Recovery from His Affairs by Jennifer Schneider MD
  • Intimate Treason: Healing the Trauma for Partners Confronting Sex Addiction by Claudia Black and Cara Tripodi
  • A House Interrupted: A Wife’s Story of Recovery from her Husband’s Sex Addiction by Maurita Corcoran
  • Letters to a Sex Addict: The Journey through Grief and Betrayal by Wendy Conquest
  • Open Hearts: Renewing Relationships with Recovery, Romance & Reality by Patrick Carnes, Debra Lasser & Mark Lasser
  • The Emotional Affair: How to Recognize Emotional Infidelity and What to Do About It by Ronald & Patricia Potter
  • The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life by Dr. Robin Stern
  • Heartbreak, Abandonment and Betrayal – Guided Imagery CD or MP3 by Belleruth Naparstek
  • Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency by Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW

Books for Healthy Dating / Sexuality

  • How to be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving by David Richo
  • Conscious Dating: Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life that You Love by David Steele
  • Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
  • If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path by Charlotte Kasl
  • Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction by Alexandra Katehakis (Daily Meditations)

Resources for Teens with Sexual Issues

12 Step Group Resources for Addicts/Sexual Problem Behavior

12 Step Group Resource for Partners of Sex Addicts

Other Great Resources & Videos