For many these two agents of addiction seem to go hand in hand, alcohol and compulsive sex. But, is it clear why the two are paired so often?
As is often the case, emotions are key. However, there are a few other reasons we should talk about as well. What do we get out of the use of alcohol when we’re engaged in compulsive sexual behavior? And, how can we adjust our use of alcohol in our battle against compulsive sex?
Find out on this week’s Modern Triad Podcast.
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Parsons J., Vicioso K., Punzala J. et al; The impact of alcohol use on the sexual scripts of HIV-Positive men who have sex with men, in Journal of Sex Research 41(2)2004, pp. 160-172.