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Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 89–104 | Cite as

Sexual addiction: Understanding and treating the phenomenon

  • Ralph H. Earle
  • Gregory M. Crow
Article

Abstract

The authors describe their multi-faceted treatment of sex addicts and co-dependents, make observations about the needs and issues involved in such therapy, and discuss some of the desired outcomes from the combination of professional help and self-help in the treatment regimen.

Keywords

Treatment Regimen Health Psychology Social Issue Sexual Addiction 
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References

  1. Anonymous Friends in Recovery (1987).The Twelve Steps: A Way Out. San Diego: Recovery Publications.Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph H. Earle
    • 1
  • Gregory M. Crow
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd.Scottsdale

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