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In 1968, Martin Luther King wrote:

"One of the great liabilities of history is that too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change."

FAST is committed to change. Addiction treatment over the last 20 years has accelerated rapidly from the acceptance and utilization of new technologies and the merger of models and methods. This Blog is here for those who are looking for new ideas, new ways to help. Clinicians who are not protectors nor indifferent.

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The website http://xxxchurch.com/start-here has lots of good information to help educate.

More good help from Forest Benedict:

http://xxxchurch.com/men/10-steps-go-year-free-porn-masturbation.html


Female addicts

»» October 27th, 2015 by

FAST suggests taking a look at “Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts” Edited by Marnie Ferree. This book has an extensive chapter on the various types of groups that are effective for female SLA’s.


Sugar as a trigger

»» October 27th, 2015 by

http://lifestarcentralvalley.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/the-scary-side-of-sugar/

With Halloween we enter the “sugar session” that lasts through Easter.  Important to educate the clients.


Partners

»» October 27th, 2015 by

Forrest Benedict wrote a great article for xxxChurch website and blog, “5 Things You MUST Do If Your Spouse Is Hooked On Porn”
http://www.xxxchurch.com/thehaps/5-things-you-must-do-if-you-spouse-is-hooked-on-porn.html

Dorothy Maryon guest blog post, To Love Honor and Vacuum
http://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/2014/10/trauma-husbands-porn-use-8-steps-dealing/

Two very helpful views from two seasoned therapists.


Choices

»» October 27th, 2015 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MacJr29fCUA

How to deal with toxic people. Learning how to do this sober…


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Let emotion subside before you decide.

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