|Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes
This is THE book by Dr. Carnes on sex addiction. If you are new to the subject, get this book first. Many public libraries now carry a copy.
|Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery
This book is the number one search result on Amazon.com for pornography addiction, and there is a good reason for it. It was not made to teach people more about the pornography addiction; instead it provides simple steps and tools that can be followed from the beginning of your recover to the end. This is truly is a great and simple book
|The Drug of the New Millennium – The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use by Mark B. Kastleman
Unlike other books listed here, this book takes a deeper look into the neurological processes that take place in the brain of a porn addict. The material from that book was quoted in one of my other posts titled Pornography – The Visual Drug and you can take a look at it, if you would like more information.
|Kill the Craving: How to Control the Impulse to Use Drugs and Alcohol by Joseph Santoro
This book was design with alcohol and drug addicts in mind, but it provided me with a great tool to break out of my obsessive compulsive cycle. Word of warning, if you are going to use the techniques outlined in the book to treat internet or pornography addiction make sure to visualize your trigger instead of looking at the actual image like the book suggests.
|The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Dr. Neil Fiore
I personally have found that struggling with procrastination was one of the major reasons that I felt down and depressed. It seemed that I just couldn’t get myself to do anything, and would use any means to escape reality and feelings of guilt and responsibility that came with it. This book helped me a lot, and I am still going back to it every day to learn more about some of the reasons why I would procrastinate, and I manage to learn something new every time.
|Joe and Charlie Big Book study – Recorded in 1998
Joe and Charlie are two Alcoholics who have been sober for over 30 years. It also appears that their overall lives have been in order. Joe and Charlie are strong believers in the 12 steps program. Joe and Charlie are funny, and they were able to get sober and stay sober, and helped hundreds of others do the same. They do not have the solution to all problems, but it is an interesting audiobook nevertheless. And it is free.
|The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Once again, this is classic of every addict. There are numerous 12 steps groups exist for almost any addiction. I couldn’t get myself to read the book at first but I read it at a later time. But listening to a free audiobook seemed like a better option.
Online Support Groups
This is an online group designed to help people struggling with sex, love, and pornography addictions. It is a free resource.
|Candeo Can Recovery Program
This is a paid online training program co-authored by Mark Kastleman and two other PH.D’s in psychology. They do offer a lot of free resources on their website including podcasts and a free mini course.
This is a great website that has a support group for literally every known and unknown problem related to the both mental and physical healthcare. It is a great place to get started, get anonymous advice and support, and stay current on the most recent issues.
Non 12 Steps Groups
S.M.A.R.T. stands for Smart Management and Recovery Training, and it uses cognitive based approach to change human behaviors.
|K9 Web Protection
This website offers a free fully featured web filter. You can set it up to block certain sites based on keywords or category, it records every website that you’ve visited, and is a great tool to stay honest in the confidential world of the internet. It is better to have somebody password protect it for you, so you will not be able to change the settings when tempted.
This website offers both accountability software and filter. I only use acountability software, because I needed to install it on my work computer. I enjoy relative freedom that my work requires, while at the same time I know I can stay accountable for my actions. First 30 days are free, and it is only $7.99 per month after that.