Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) November 14, 2009 -- Los Angeles-based Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), whose intensive outpatient programs have treated numerous celebrities and high profile business people throughout the United States, has already begun to experience an onslaught of interest about sexual addiction and unhealthy compulsive behaviors as the mainstream media escalates their focus on this global phenomenon affecting men and women from all walks of life.
Since the explosion of the internet, everything from breaking news to pornography is readily accessible online; and not just on computers, but also smart phones, iPods and laptops. Previously viewed as "an excuse for bad behavior," sex addiction (which can include everything from multiple affairs and sex with prostitutes to compulsive masturbation and porn addiction) has recently gained massive media attention with shows like VH1's Celebrity Sex Rehab, not to mention multiple recurring stories of notable leaders and celebrity personalities "acting out" their addictions everywhere from airport bathrooms to company boardrooms.
"I've been treating sexual addiction and compulsive sexual behaviors in both men and women for nearly 20 years," remarked SRI Founder Robert Weiss. "With all the buzz surrounding sexual misconduct, I believe that SRI has a responsibility to educate people about the nuances and behaviors surrounding hyper-sexuality. It's a scary, often secretive, and misunderstood topic...but people need to know that the effects of sex addiction are always devastating, and often nothing short of dangerous."
In order to reach a broader audience, SRI has launched a low-cost Sexual Addiction Education and Support series held on Saturdays at their Beverly Hills, California center. The cost of each lecture is $20 and is followed by a support group geared toward both sex addicts and their spouses. Often couples attend together to learn more about the problem and treatment of sexual addiction. SRI's highly trained staff covers topics ranging from "Sex Addiction 101" to "Sex Addicts and Their Partners."