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In the Shadows of the Net
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As Internet usage has exploded in recent years, so has the prevalence of compulsive online sexual behavior - a problem first addressed five years ago by Patrick Carnes and coauthors of the breakthrough book, "In the Shadows of the Net". Updated with the latest information, trends, and developments, the second edition equips readers with specific strategies for recognizing and changing compulsive sexual behaviors. This book contains personal stories which reveal how desperate life can become for online sex addicts - divorce, career loss, and financial ruin are common outcomes. More importantly, the authors set forth a path for breaking free from compulsive online sexual behavior and sustaining lifelong recovery.This book contains practical recovery information which is immediately useful to readers. The new content addresses the staggering pervasiveness of the problem as well as recent clinical developments. It contains personal stories which demonstrate the depths of addiction and the path to recovery. Patrick Carnes is the most well known and widely respected expert in the field of treating sexual addiction.
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Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., is currently Executive Director of the Gentle Path programme at Pine Grove Behavioral Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA., and the primary architect of the Gentle Path treatment programmes for the treatment of sexual and multiple addictive disorders. He is author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction(1983), the first work designed to help addicts deal with their sexual compulsions, and to examine the tangled web of trauma, love, addictive sex, hate, and fear often found in family relationships. He has published numerous other works as well, including Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict (1989), A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps (1994), The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (1997), Open Hearts (1999), Facing the Shadow (2001), and In the Shadows of the Internet (2001). With 30 years in the addiction field, Dr. Carnes is in high demand as a speaker, presenter, and interview subject and continues to be the leading voice in the field of sex addiction. In addition, his assessment tools related to sex addiction and trauma offer therapists a proven means to begin the treatment process with clients. He has been awarded the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), and each year SASH (formerly known as the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity) bestows a ""Carnes Award"" to deserving researchers and clinicians who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sexual medicine.

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"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 ""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"

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