Setting and enforcing boundaries is a crucial part of sexual addiction recovery. However, the concept of boundaries can be confusing. Partners of addicts often wonder exactly what healthy boundaries are and how to implement them as part of their recovery. This session will cover the following topics: 1) definition of boundaries, 2) three different types of boundaries in addiction recovery, 3) specific examples of boundaries that can be set with self, family/friends, and the addict, 4) a detailed explanation of how and when to implement boundaries with example language to use. This session was part of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City on April 18, 2015.

Dr. Adam M. Moore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is assistant director of Brigham Young University’s comprehensive clinic and clinical director of Utah Valley Counseling–an outpatient mental health clinic that primarily focuses on treating pornography and sexual addiction and the trauma that partners of addicts experience. Dr. Moore has taught at Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and Argosy University. He is the recipient of a research award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently President-Elect of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.