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Sexual Addiction (cont.)

STD Diagnosis, Images, Symptoms, Treatment
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Are support groups available for sex addicts?

National Addiction Hotline


Sexaholics Anonymous
PO Box 3565
Brentwood, TN 37024
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 615-370-6062
Toll-free: 866-424-8777
Fax: 615-370-0882

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Sexual Addiction Anonymous
U.S./Canada: 800-477-8191

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
USA and Canada: 800-977-HEAL
PO Box 1585, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011

Sexual Recovery Anonymous
General Service Board, Inc.
PO Box 178
New York, NY 10276
Email: [email protected]

What research is being done on sexual addiction?

Research on sexual addiction includes developing accurate screening and assessment tools for these disorders. The possibility that some paraphilias run in families is also being explored.

Medically reviewed by Ashraf Ali, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology with subspecialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


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Last Editorial Review: 11/9/2015


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