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"People who are vulnerable can get hooked before they know it." To those who say a behavioral compulsion is not a true addiction, Dr.
Schneider responded with a definition of addiction that would clearly apply to cybersex abusers: "Loss of control, continuation of the behavior despite significant adverse consequences and preoccupation or obsession with obtaining the drug or pursuing the behavior." Although behavioral addictions involve no external drugs, preliminary research has suggested that they cause changes in brain chemicals, like the release of endorphins, that help to perpetuate the behavior.
List: 22 guilty pleas so far in Kenner Internet sex stings Some consider the initiative to be an attack on victimless crimes, because none of the defendants chatted with an actual minor, much less had sex with one.
But defense attorneys have so far failed in their attempts to challenge the law's constitutionality and the police tactics that some say can be too aggressive.
When he arrived at a Kenner apartment four hours later to meet his underage date, actually an undercover adult detective, the police busted him.
Since then, the Kenner Police Department has arrested 49 more men in a program so successful that dozens of other Louisiana law enforcement agencies are launching similar efforts.
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In reality, though, the issue of online cheating is more complex—especially when it concerns sexual activities involving actual interaction with other individuals.