Sexual Addiction

  • Medical Author:
    Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

    Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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Are support groups available for sex addicts?

National Addiction Hotline


Sexaholics Anonymous
PO Box 3565
Brentwood, TN 37024
Phone: 615-370-6062
Toll-free: 866-424-8777
Fax: 615-370-0882

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Sexual Addiction Anonymous
U.S./Canada: 800-477-8191

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
USA and Canada: 800-977-HEAL
PO Box 1585, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011

Sexual Recovery Anonymous
General Service Board, Inc.
PO Box 178
New York, NY 10276

What research is being done on sexual addiction?

Research on sexual addiction includes developing accurate screening and assessment tools for these disorders. The possibility that some paraphilias run in families is also being explored.

Medically reviewed by Ashraf Ali, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology with subspecialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/9/2015

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