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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 J. Carnes, PhD, is an internationally known authority and speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He has authored over twenty books including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery, Betrayal Bond, Don't Call It Love, The Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps and The Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles.Dr. Carnes' research provides the architecture for the "task model" of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities, and hospitals. He founded IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals), which provides CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) training and certification as well as cutting-edge information for addiction professionals. Dr. Carnes currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Executive Director for the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona.For more information on his work and contributions: www.patrickcarnes.com. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter: @drpatrickcarnes.

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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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