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Is There a Correlation Between ADHD & Porn/Sex Addiction? Can You Cope with Both Collaboratively?


In Episode 210, Mark & Steve address an issue that comes up often in porn/sex addiction recovery and betrayal trauma healing—the challenges of ADHD that seem to often correlate with, and/or accompany addiction. This episode is in response to a situation submitted by a PBSE listener—


"I have heard there is a correlation between ADHD and addiction. Have you noticed this in your practice, and what is your advice to both addict and partner on how to cope and battle through both issues collaboratively? I looked into the symptoms of ADHD and some of my long term frustrations with my partner could fit that. But others don’t. It’s hard to know what could be attributed to the addiction (emotional immaturity and selfishness) versus what could be ADHD related."


-  Mark talks about his own life-long struggle with ADHD symptoms and addiction.


-  How ADHD and porn/sex addiction symptoms can correlate and cross over in a variety of ways.


-  How porn use, as well as other online practices can "fuel" already existing ADHD symptoms and vice-versa.


-  What can an addict in recovery do to also manage his ADHD symptoms/challenges?


-  What can the partner of an addict do to support him in his "dual" struggles—without crossing the line into rescuing, over-owning, playing policewoman, etc?


-  How can a couple come together to collaborate as a team in facing these issues?





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Find out more about Steve Moore at:  Ascension Counseling


Learn more about Mark Kastleman at:  Reclaim Counseling Services

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