Resources For Sexual Addiction, Partner Trauma Recovery & More

General Information

  • website by Dr. Rob Weiss, CSAT offers abundant resources for sex Addicts, problematic sexual Behaviors and partners of relational trauma and infidelity including online videos, podcasts, drop in online groups for both addicts & partners and it’s all free.
  • 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

  • S-Anon
  • Our Sexually Addicted Spouse – Partners Group (Private Group run by Marsha Means of A Circle of Joy – UK-based)
  • – A secret forum / private group run by Betrayal Trauma Recovery – Applicants for joining are vetted
  • The “S” Angle (Private Group) Run by Gaelyn Rae Emerson from the Women Ever After website. This is also a heavily vetted solid helpful group for women who’s relationships do NOT survive the impact of their partner’s sex addiction, porn addiction or other forms of problematic sexual behavior.

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