Beyond Theory
Beyond Theory
Feb 22, 2022
S4 E20: Patrick Carnes on Sex Addiction
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Technology's purpose is to improve the quality of life for humanity. But unfortunately, in many ways, it has provided unintended consequences, for example, serving as stimuli for sex addiction. Dr. Patrick Carnes says that as technologies evolve, we must remain vigilant about this issue, especially when it comes to adolescents. But can vigilance and treatment practices evolve just as rapidly as technology?

Dr. Patrick Carnes is a Senior Fellow at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. He has over 30 years of experience in the addiction field and is a leading voice in sex addiction. He is also the primary architect of the Gentle Path treatment program, which addresses sexual issues and contributing addictive disorders. Find out more about his work at

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