Mormon Matters Interview
Mormon Matters (Part 2)
“We know pornography is both ubiquitous and easy to access, and we know it’s shaping human sexual behaviour in ways that can be incredibly harmful. Doesn’t it make sense to provide some context and analysis so young people might be able to think critically about what they are seeing? And is there a way to be open and frank without making people feel ashamed?”
The California Coalition on Sex Offending (CCOSO) publishes a quarterly newsletter. The Spring 2012 edition featured an article written by Doug Braun-Harvey describing the gap in current treatment for men engaging in non-consensual sex who have never been arrested. There access to treatment seems available only if they identify as a “sexual addict” or are eventually arrested.
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) publication features sex/drug-linked patterns of addiction and relapse prevention research and clinical application as the featured article.
The annual Sexual Intelligence Awards honor individuals and organizations who challenge the sexual fear, unrealistic expectations, and government hypocrisy that undermine love, sex, and relationships—and political freedom—today.
Click here for 2011 Sexual Intelligence Awards
Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito discuss their sexual health approaches with international sex expert and author Lou Paget on her web based radio program “Sex Talk with Lou”.
“Sexual health groups help patients avoid relapses: Breaking powerful drug-sex links during treatment improves recovery prospects by Alison Knopf introduces sexual health to the national readership of alcohol and drug addiction treatment professionals.
Click here to download pdf of article: http://www.behavioral.net/article/sexual-health-groups-break-drug-sex-links-help-patients-avoid-relapses?page=3
“Braun-Harvey’s manual deserves to become widely adopted at treatment centers across the United States and beyond. His approach offers an effective method for mitigating the shame that binds people in their addictions. In doing so, it may help pave the way to protracted recovery.”
Click here to download online copy of journal article.
“Douglas Braun-Harvey has crafted the perfect book to fill a long-empty, critical need in chemical dependency treatment: how to address sexual health and education to enhance treatment effectiveness and decrease relapse rates. The book, actually a training manual, is so thoroughly complete and comprehensive that it is easily the most ambitious resource available to date on what has been a historically neglected area”
Click Journal of Sexuality Education Book Review Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment to view a pdf copy.
The Institute for Sexual Medicine’s Expert Panel consists of leaders in the field of sexual medicine. Doug Braun-Harvey donates time to help provide information and further the field of sexual health.
To view Doug’s profile, click here.
To read the television news story, click here
A California Together contributor Lisa Overton writes about sexuality and recovery
To view a pdf of the article, “Sexual Healing” click here
One of the greatest impediments to success in any treatment program is the shame faced by many individuals with substance use problems. In an NCAD presentation called “Sex Positive Treatment: Where Angels fear to tread,” Doug Braun-Harvey cited research saying that individuals with “strong sex-drug linked” addictions carry twice the burden of shame into treatment. They also face a higher likelihood of dropping out of treatment, due to the inability of treatment programs and counselors to acknowledge and work with sexual behaviors linked to substance use.
To read the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Times story, click here
A national drug and alcohol addiction treatment news weekly publicationFrom the Field featured an article co-written with John de Miranda on the sexual health in recovery groups.