Sexual Abuse

13th Step in Recovery

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Addiction, Codependent Relationship, Emotional Abuse, Recovery, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sobriety |

13th Step in Recovery Most people are familiar with the term “12 Steps” even if they are not in recovery and even if they don’t know exactly what they are. Those who are or have been in recovery and part of a 12 Step fellowship are probably familiar with the 13th Step in Recovery. The 13th Step in Recovery Defined The 13th Step in Recovery is not actually part of the formal 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), or CA (Cocaine Anonymous) but is a slang term...

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Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Addiction, Alcohol, Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized, Women |

Sexual Abuse and Addiction Sexual abuse and addiction have been found to have many links to one another. This is especially true of childhood sexual abuse and addiction. Childhood sexual abuse is a general term used to describe any adult behavior that coerces or forces a child into sexual activity, or frames a child in a sexual context. When adults with no history of childhood sexual abuse are compared to adults who experienced childhood sexual abuse, the adults with a history of childhood...

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Childhood Abuse and Food Addiction

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Adolescent Girls, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Child Abuse & Drug Addiction, Eating Disorder, Eating Disorders, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized, Women |

Severe childhood abuse suffered by girls during childhood may be linked to a subsequent food addiction, new research suggests. Women who have experienced physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than who women who did not experience childhood abuse. National surveys have indicated that more than one third of American women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse before they reached the age 18. Also, this childhood abuse has...

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Sexual Abuse and Alcohol

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Alcohol, Sexual Abuse |

Sexual Abuse and Alcohol Working in the addiction treatment industry, I’d heard a lot about sexual abuse. Usually, I’d hear from the victims. It seemed like an inordinately large number of drug addicts and alcoholics had endured sexual abuse at some time. Either the sexual abuse had happened early, and the guilt and shame had fueled the addiction, or they had ended up in unsafe situations during their addiction. Very rarely you would hear about sexual abuse from the perpetrator, but the...

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Myths about sexual abuse

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in Sexual Abuse |

Myth about child sexual abuse: The total stranger represents the greatest potential danger to the child. REALITY: In reality, these offenders account for less than 25% of the cases. Children are sexually abused or assaulted four out of five times by a person known to them. This person might be their parent, step parent, parent’s boyfriend, sibling, other relative, and neighbor, friend of the family, classmate, babysitter, landlord, doctor, teacher or preacher. Myth about child sexual...

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