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In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free from Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior [Paperback]

Patrick Carnes , David Delmonico , Elizabeth Griffin
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Book Description

15 Oct 2007
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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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services; 2nd Revised edition edition (15 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592854788
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592854783
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.9 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A valuable road map for understanding and healing cybersex addictions. --Windy Maltz, M.S.W., 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, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, and author, Silently Seduced

The authors present a positive and effective approach to dealing with cybersex, a rapidly increasing problem. In the Shadows of the Net is sure to become a classic in its field. --Gary Blanchard, B.A., A.A.C., Addiction Counselor, and author, The Positive Path of Recovery

About the Author

Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., is the primary architect of the Gentle Path treatment programs for the treatment of sexual and multiple addictive disorders. He has published numerous works, 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). Dr. David Delmonico is a Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Delmonico conducts research, consultation, and training on topics such Internet psychology, cyber-behavior, and Internet safety. Dr. Delmonico has co-authored three books on these topics and presents nationally to helping professionals, probation officers, and schools on how to help those with online problematic behavior and keeping kids safe online. Dr. Delmonico is Director of the Online Behavior Research and Education Center (OBREC) at Duquesne University and Associate Editor of the Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity journal. Elizabeth Griffin, MA is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 25 years experience treating individuals with problematic sexual behavior. Ms. Griffin lectures and consults internationally on the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, and families struggling with problematic online behaviors, sexually compulsive behaviors, and sexual offense behaviors.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is a terrific book concerning this subject! where as Patrick carnes book 'out of the shadows', explain sexual addiction well, this book elaberates more on the online and cyber sex aspects of compulsive online behavior.
The fact that four authors have co-wrote this book, as looking at about the authors at the end of book elaberates the speciality of their field of study and how this has made the book such a broad range and helpfull/resourcefull.
The personal stories that accompany the issues being discussed makes the book understandable, and the problems being discussed more addressable.

I would really recommend this book and congratulate the authors on a good book at a sensitive subject!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but very sad 20 Mar 2011
If you are addicted to porn, or significantly know someone who is, this explains how much of a disease addiction to Net Porn is, and that it is NOT some harmless passtime as addicts would have you believe. It affects absolutely every part of the addicts life, and this explains how and why.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an academic read 11 Jan 2012
By paul
This book is not an easy read, it is quite academic. It is, however, worth persisting with for anyone who feels they, or someone they know, has become addicted to cyber sex. The book would make very good reading for someone working in the mental health field with people who have any form of sexually addiction. It explains how the problems manifest themselves and how it deal with it. There are several self diagnosis tools, some of which are a little uncomfortable to answer, that help to identify the addiction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read 22 Nov 2012
By TimZ
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was recommended this book. It was OK but I was disappointed by the lack of evidence to support what it was saying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars highly worth reading! 17 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
For many who need a motivating thought each day. For many who need a motivating thought each day. For many who need a motivating thought each day.
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