Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) November 20, 2009 -- Los Angeles-based Sexual Recovery Institute, known internationally as a leader for its sexual addiction recovery intensive outpatient program, has announced that Founder Robert Weiss will be speaking at the upcoming "Sin or Sickness: Internet Porn and Gambling in the Orthodox Community" workshop. Presented by the Aleinu Family Resource Center and the Rabbinical Council of California, the process addiction-focused workshop will be held at the Simon Wiesenthal Center from 12pm - 5pm on November 18, 2009.
Weiss, who recently contributed to "Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals," will be co-presenting with gambling addiction expert Dr. Timothy W. Fong.
"What many people fail to understand is that strict religious environments, where sexuality is scrutinized and often demonized, can actually trigger certain undesirable sexual behaviors," remarked Weiss. "As someone who has had extensive experience in dealing with various sexual related addictions, I hope to shed some light on this type of behavior as well as available and proven treatment and recovery methods."
Weiss has previously spoken on the topic of Internet porn addiction in media appearances such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Glenn Beck Show, Inside Edition, Larry King Live, and The Today Show.