In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free from Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free from Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior

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by Patrick J. Carnes, David L. Delmonico, Elizabeth Griffin
     
 

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As the Internet becomes a more powerful, imposing force in our lives, indeed becoming difficult to avoid, the potential for related problems also increases. This includes troubles of a sexual nature. When accessing porn no longer requires even a trip to the store, when we can view and participate in sexual activities anonymously, when younger and younger children

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As the Internet becomes a more powerful, imposing force in our lives, indeed becoming difficult to avoid, the potential for related problems also increases. This includes troubles of a sexual nature. When accessing porn no longer requires even a trip to the store, when we can view and participate in sexual activities anonymously, when younger and younger children are being exposed to sex online, when virtual interactions take over, limiting and even destroying real-time relationships, we are in crisis.

Compulsive online sexual behavior is a real and growing problem. Yet the situation is not without hope. For those who are seeing signs of significant online problems in themselves or a loved one, this updated second edition of In the Shadows of the Net provides answers, understanding, and tools for recovery. With the latest statistics, discussion of recent technologies and devices, and new thinking on developing a healthy relationship with the Internet and avoiding relapse, this book offers authoritative, professional advice for achieving lasting, healthy change and healing.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In the Shadows of the Net shines a hopeful light on the dark side of cyberspace. It is certain to become a valued resource in dealing with a new frontier of addictive disorders."
—Kenneth M. Adams, PhD, clinical psychologist and author, Silently Seduced

"Very powerful. In the Shadows of the Net comes at a time when the need is great for understanding and exploring cybersex treatment possibilities."
—Ralph H. Earle, MDiv, PhD, president, Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd., and coauthor, Lonely All the Time

"A valuable road map for understanding and healing cybersex addictions."
—Wendy Maltz, MSW, author, The Sexual Healing Journey and coauthor, Private Thoughts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592854783
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
205,296
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., is a nationally-known speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He is the author of Out of the Shaddows, Contrary to Love, A Gentle Path Through the 12 Steps and Don't Call It Love. He is the clinical director for sexual disorder services at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona. Carnes is the editor-in-chief of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, the official journal of the National Council of Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity, an organization for which he also serves as a board member. He also serves on the national advisory board of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.

Elizabeth Griffen, M.A. is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of treating sexual disorders.

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