Strength in Authentic Community

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One of the common characteristics of an addicts are they tend to be isolated. Before I continue let me clarify the difference between being isolated and being alone, despite the fact that these two words can sometime mistakenly be used synonymously. Being alone is physically being separated from others. Being isolated is not being connected with others emotionally regardless of … Read More

Are You Spending $13 Billion Dollars a Year on Pornography?

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One of the central beliefs of men struggling with pornography is that they think they are alone. It is this feeling of being the only one that struggles and no one would understand that isolates them from other people, and more importantly it isolates them from getting the help they need to break free from pornography’s grip. They may feel … Read More

Our Culture’s Double Standard on Sex

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As I mentioned in a previous blog, sex addiction is on the rise at an alarming rate and you only need to watch the evening news for a few nights before that becomes evident. But what might not be so evident is why sex addiction is on the rise. I’d like to touch on two recent news stories to help … Read More

Are You Addicted? You Might Be Surprised

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According to, addiction is defined as the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. When most people think of an addict images of the crazed junky on the evening news, or perhaps the bum with … Read More

How Sex Addiction Starts

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I’m often asked how sex addiction starts. What leads some men (and a surprisingly growing number of women) to become addicted to sex, pornography, or some other sexual behavior while others do not? In short, it’s about wounds and self-medicating. Sex addiction has its beginnings, as with most addictions, with an emotional wound. These wounds were created in childhood through … Read More

Our Newest Clinician Shares His Passion

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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mark Lauzon, LLPC and I am thrilled to be one of Renewals latest editions to the clinical staff. But I’m even more excited to be able to bring to Renewal my passion and expertise in an area that has really burdened my heart – the treatment of men suffering from sexual addiction. … Read More