Learning about addictions, behaviors, mental illness and other problems can normalize the issues we struggle with and help us feel more confident about receiving help or making changes.  Here is a list of books and articles that may be of interest to you. This list is not comprehensive and in some cases there may be a more current publication than the one listed.

  • ARTICLE: Changing the Way You Live – Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, CAS, David Delmonico and Elizabeth Griffin
  • ARTICLE: Cybersex, Courtship and Escalating Arousal: Factors in Addictive Sexual Desire – Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, CAS
  • ARTICLE: Examining the Personal – Professional Distinction: Ethics Codes and the Difficulty of Drawing A Boundary – Randolph B Pipes, Jaymee E. Hostein, and Maria G. Aguirre
  • ARTICLE: The Anatomy of Arousal: Three Internet Portals – Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, CAS
  • ARTICLE: Butler, Mark H., Harper, James M., and Seedall, Ryan B. (2009). Facilitated Disclosure vs. Clinical Accommodation of Infidelity Secrets: An Early Pivot Point in Couple Therapy. Part 1: Couple Relationship Ethics, Pragmatics, and Attachment. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Vol. 35, No. 1, 125-143.
  • ARTICLE: Steffens, B. A. and Rennie, R. L. (2006). The Traumatic Nature of Disclosure for Wives of Sexual Addicts. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 13:247-267
  • ARTICLE: Corley, M. D., and Alvarez, M. (1996). Including Children and Families in the Treatment of Individuals with Compulsive and Addictive Disorders. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 3(2), 69-85
  • ARTICLE: Manley, G. (1995). Healthy Sexuality: Stage III Recovery. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 2(3), 157-184.
  • ARTICLE: Wright, P. J. (2008). Sexual coaddiction: A New Context for Inconsistent Nurturing as Control Theory. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 15, 1-13.
  • ARTICLE: Hunter, M. (1997). Characteristics of the Members of the 12-Step Based Self-Help Group Adult Children of Sex Addicts. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 4(2), 69-79.
  • ARTICLE: Laaser, M. R. (1996). Recovery for Couples. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 3(2), 97-110.
  • BOOK: Mending A Shattered Heart – Edited by Stefanie Carnes, PhD
  • BOOKS: Adams, K. “When He’s Married to Mom” and “Silently Seduced”
  • BOOK: “A First Rate Madness”
  • BOOK: “The Meaning of Money”
  • BOOK: “The Psychopathic Journey”
  • BOOK: “Handbook of Psychiatry”; Chapter 400 – Sex Addiction in the Medical Profession
  • BOOK: Out of the Shadows – Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, CAS
  • BOOK: Facing the Shadows– Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, CAS
  • BOOK: Facing Heartbreak – Stefanie Carnes, PhD, Mari A. Lee, LMFT and Anthony D. Rodriguez, LCSW
  • BOOK: Bowlby, J. Separation: Anxiety and Anger
  • BOOK: Bryan, M. & Cameron, J. (1992). Money drunk, money sober; 90 days to financial freedom. New York: Ballantine.
  • BOOK: Carnes, P. (1998). Contrary to Love. Hazelden
  • BOOK: Catahacous, A. Erotic Intelligence
  • BOOK: Cozolino, L. (2006). The neuroscience of human relationships: Attachment and the developing social brain. New York: Norton.
  • BOOK: Csikszentmihalyi, M. ((1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: HarperPerennial.
  • BOOK: Curtswail. Transcendence Hypothesis (words may be out of order)
  • BOOK: Fossom, M. & Mason, M. (1986). Facing shame: Families in recovery. New York: Norton.
  • BOOK: Ginger, Berclaw. Couples Guide to Intimacy
  • BOOK: Muller, W. (1999). Sabbath: Restoring the sacred rhythm of rest. New York: Bantam.
  • BOOK: NeedlemaJoun, J. (1994). Money and the meaning of life. New York: Doubleday.
  • BOOK: Siegel, D. J. (2007). The mindful brain: Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being. New York: Norton.
  • BOOK: Don’t Call It Love – P. Carnes
  • BOOK: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy – L. Cozolino
  • BOOK: Recovery Zone Vol. 1
  • BOOK: Recovery Start Kit Manual (focus on the Clinical Foundations section) – P. Carnes
  • BOOK: Deliberate Psychological Education (DPE) – Norm Sprinthall
  • BOOK: A Currency of Hope – Debtors Anonymous
  • BOOK: A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps – P. Carnes
  • BOOK: Adult Children of Alcoholics – Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • BOOK: Betrayal Bonds – P. Carnes
  • BOOK: Big Book of AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
  • BOOK: Flow – M. Csikszentmihalyi
  • BOOK: Healing the Shame that Binds You – J. Bradshaw
  • BOOK: Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain – edited by Marion F. Solomon and Daniel J. Siegel
  • BOOK: Money and the Meaning of Life – Needleman
  • BOOK: Money Drunk, Money Sober – M. Bryan & J. Cameron
  • BOOK: Re-Visioning The Way We Work – G. Grant
  • BOOK: SAA Big Book – Sex Addicts Anonymous
  • BOOK: Sabbath – W. Muller
  • BOOK: The Four Agreements – D. M. Ruiz
  • BOOK: The Developing Mind: How Relationships & the Brain Interact to Shape Who we Are – D. Siegal
  • BOOK:The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy – Louis Cozolino
  • BOOK: The Spirituality of Imperfection – E. Kurtz & K. Ketcham
  • BOOK: Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency – Robert Scaer