Most addictions require you to extend yourself in some way—go to a particular place, spend a certain amount of money. The fuel for your disease is all around you, invading your senses. But when I ask him if he’s tired, he says no, just the opposite: "I sleep In a wedding photograph on the wall, Jacob holds hands with his wife, Ashley, on a country lane.
There's no health coverage for it, no medication, and for those trapped in its strange and unrelenting spell, no easy way out.
SEX ADDICTION— diagnosing it, treating it, portraying it on-screen—is big business.
It may also be that she’s still not sure she’s going to stay here.
I’d hoped to talk with Ashley today, but she and Jacob have decided against it.
I get the impression that her forgiveness may be so provisional that simply facing a reporter’s questions for an hour could undo it.
Four pairs of running shoes, all so worn-out that they’ve lost their shape and turned gray, are lined up inside the front door.When I was in third grade, my teenage cousin sexually propositioned me.She wrote me detailed notes about what we would do.This much is certain: More and more people are seeking treatment. In each year over the past decade, the number of groups registered with Sex Addicts Anonymous, one of the nation’s largest twelve-step organizations for sex addiction, has grown by 10 percent.Hollywood is just the latest market to capitalize on this phenomenon, even if filmmakers’ depictions tend to do more harm than good.The number of certified sex-addiction therapists has more than doubled since 2008, according to the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.