Adventures of a Female Sex Addict

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Written By DreamLife Recovery Substance abuse and risky sexual behavior are often looked at as two sides of the same coin. People may combine alcohol or drug use with sex-focused activities like going to a strip club or hooking up with someone they meet at a bar or party. Substance use and sex addiction can quickly become a cycle. For some, substance abuse can be linked to something beyond just risky sexual behavior—sex addiction. Sex addiction, or compulsive sexual disorder, is when a person is so fixated on seeking out sexual pleasure that it interferes with their relationships, health, work, and quality of life. But what exactly is the link between substance abuse and sex addiction?

En route for answer this question, we have en route for look at the problem of compulsion in general. What makes any behavior an addiction? When do you angry the line from behavior that could be considered a bad habit addicted to addiction territory? For example, how a lot of beers a night make you an alcoholic? How much chocolate do you have to consume to be labeled a chocoholic? How many affairs does one have to have in array to say that this person is a sex addict? Sorry, folks, although there is no magic number after it comes to addiction.