By Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D.
Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, finances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers.
Most were abused as children – sexually, physically or emotionally – and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent “secret” disorder in America: sexual addiction.
This is a ground-breaking book by the nation’s leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than 1,000 recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder.
It includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne’s research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, this landmark book helps readers better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.
390 pages. Softcover. 1992.