Dallas Sex Addiction Groups
Codependency and coaddiction, as well as sex addiction, love addiction, and other process addictions, are unhealthy relationships with mood altering behaviors. The behaviors and obsession that goes with them are primarily repression mechansisms for unresolved grief, sorrow, and loss.
These early and often still present pains were often experienced in our first "group experience", our family of origin.
Often the feelings, beliefs, and thinking that drive unhealthy behavior are outside of our awareness, even though they are obvious to others. This is where groups come in.
Groups provide integral pieces of recovery and healing that can't be obtained in other ways, such as individual therapy or 12-step groups alone. These therapist led groups are intended to be part of a robust recovery plan that includes 12-step work, individual therapy, couples therapy and groups, and medication management.
Essentially, people get better in groups, as our "original groups" were intended to be a system that effectively nurtured us, and helped with:
- Helping recognize reality and break denial
- Help understand strengths
- Helping accept limitations or have healthy shame
- Provide a mechanism of accountability and responsibility
- Provide modeling of healthy behaviors
- Helping learn basic relationship skills
- Understanding boundaries and healthy communication
- Understanding and identifying feelings
Life Works provides a number of groups to help the addict and partner in whatever part of the recovery life-cycle they are in, from beginning recovery to repair to extended growth stages to couples recovery.
Feel free to give us a call for more information or to for an assessment for what group best fits your or a loved oned needs.
Give us a call, we offer a free telephone consultation. It's never to late to heal.