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Patrick Carnes, PhD

Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., is an internationally known authority and speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He has authored over twenty books including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery, Betrayal Bond, Don't Call It Love, The Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps and The Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles. Dr. Carnes' research provides the architecture for the "task model" of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities, and hospitals. He founded IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals), which provides CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) training and certification as well as cutting-edge information for addiction professionals. Dr. Carnes currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Executive Director for the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter: @drpatrickcarnes.


Contrary to Love
Helping the Sexual Addict
Trade paper, 304 pp.

Out of the Shadows Third Edition
Understanding Sexual Addiction
Softcover, 240 pp.

Sexual Anorexia
Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred
Softcover, 420 pp.

In the Shadows of the Net 2nd Edition Softcover
Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior
Softcover, 264 pp.

A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps Updated and Expanded
The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery
Softcover, 340 pp.

A Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles
Living the Values Behind the Steps, By the best-selling author of the recovery classic A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps
Softcover, 280 pp.