Dr. Fawcett Is Now Offering Treatment!
In 2019, David began a collaboration with Dr. Rob Weiss, well-known sex addiction specialist, author, and educator, to create specialized treatment program for paired substance use and sexual behavior at Seeking Integrity. Sometimes known as “chemsex” among gay men, this phenomenon can affect anyone, whether a heterosexual man using cocaine while visiting prostitutes or a gay man using meth for random hook-ups. Seeking Integrity’s two to four-week program for men integrates treatment for any pairing of drugs with sex or pornography.
Seeking Integrity is a collective of healing communities, both online and in the real world. We utilize the internet, blogs, podcasts, live online support, and real-world treatment programs to promote healing from sex addiction, porn addiction, paired substance and sex addiction, and chronic infidelity.
Seeking Integrity offers shame-free, compassionate, easily understandable, expert-informed approaches to healing sex and porn addiction and paired substance/sex addiction. Throughout our supportive process lies the singular belief that those seeking help are more than the problem they manifest. We see our client’s challenges, but our goal is to play to their strengths. Providing a hopeful, strength-driven message to those we serve is an integral part of our proven recipe for long-term behavior change and healing.
If you or someone you know is struggling with sex/porn addiction or paired substance/sex behaviors, Seeking Integrity can help. Click here or call us at 747-234-4325 (HEAL) to learn about our residential treatment programs, along with our weekend recovery workshops.
First Steps for Healing from Paired Substance Use And Sex
David conducts three-day workshops to help men with problematic chemsex behaviors take the first steps toward healing, Seeking Integrity: Los Angeles offers this unique workshop. To learn more about this workshop and upcoming dates click here:
Lust, Men, and Meth
A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery
Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery provides the first practical resource for recovery from methamphetamine and the restoration of healthy sex and intimacy. Based on over a decade of clinical experience and research, Dr. Fawcett outlines the seductive appeal of methamphetamine and its impact on high-risk behaviors and sexual desire, resulting in the fusion of meth and sex in the brain. The book outlines a path toward healing, describing the phases of physical, emotional, and sexual recovery and provides a broad range for supportive tools from managing triggers to mindfulness. Learn more…
“This book has an authenticity that only comes from years of working with people who have suffered at the hands of crystal meth. This book WILL save lives.”
“Thank you, Dr. Fawcett for those who are gay men, who know gay men, who love gay men, who work with gay men…A complex topic many want to avoid, deny, dance around…you present with clarity and compassion. BRAVO!!!”
“Every therapist working in the LGBT community should have this rich resource close at hand.”
David Fawcett PhD, LCSW
David Fawcett, Ph.D. LCSW is Vice President for Clinical Programming for Seeking Integrity, which provides therapy for sex addiction and fused substance use and sexual behaviors. As a well-known substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist, and clinical psychotherapist, his work addresses a wide range of concerns, including addiction, trauma, and issues related to chronic illness, especially HIV/AIDS. In over 25 years of clinical practice, he has worked with addiction and mental health in every level of care.
For nearly two decades, Dr. David has worked with persons experiencing the fusion of drug addiction and sexual behavior. This work, focused largely on stimulants and sex, culminated in the publication of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery, a landmark book that received the 2016 POZ Best Nonfiction Award. More recently, co-produced a documentary about crystal meth and the gay community in New York called Crystal City.
Training & Events
In high demand as a trainer, Dr. Fawcett has been a national facilitator for the HIV Spectrum Project of the National Association of Social Workers. He also served on the Project Coordinating Committee of SAMHSA’s HIV and Mental Health Resource Center, making both written contributions and appearing in the Center’s videos. He was a founder and Chair of the South Florida Methamphetamine Task Force, a nationally recognized coalition that addressed the meth epidemic through training, prevention, and intervention. For information on Dr. Fawcett’s workshops please see our Events & Appearances page and the website SeekingIntegrity.com.