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October 17, 2023

Alcohol and Sexual Compulsivity

It’s not rocket science that drinking can lead to some poor choices, but there is science behind it. Alcohol exerts significant physiological effects on the brain. Once consumed, it impacts the prefrontal cortex, where decision-making and rational thinking live, impairing both. Then, it stimulates dopamine release and slows down the central nervous system, intensifying sexual desires. It’s the perfect storm, in a sense, that sets a person up for making risky, uninformed choices while under the influence.

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May 17, 2022

Co-occurring Issues and Sex Addiction

Frequently, sex addiction co-occurs with other addictions — drugs, alcohol, gambling — that can complicate treatment. The best treatment options address these co-occurring issues associated with sex addiction by getting at their root causes.

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April 11, 2018

Alcohol Awareness Month: “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a rite of passage”

The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is promoting their 32nd Annual Alcohol Awareness month this April.  The theme for this year encompasses the idea of drinking as a rite of passage.  This immediately […]

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