Positive, active experiences such as those that boys enjoy in Scouting are critical to helping young people avoid addictive behaviors. Geoff Steurer, LMFT, shared these ideas at a meeting in February 2015. Listen to this audio podcast of his presentation and download this handout contrasting addiction with the benefits of Scouting.

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Geoff Steurer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founding director of LifeSTAR of St. George, a treatment program for couples and individuals impacted by pornography and sexual addiction. He co-authored “Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity” and has developed curriculum, articles, and workshops about couple’s recovery. He completed a BA from BYU in communications studies and an MS from Auburn University in marriage and family therapy. He and his wife, Jody Young Steurer, are the parents of four children.