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Peggy L. Ferguson, Ph.D.Licensed Marriage/Family TherapistLicensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor405-707-9600/ peggyferguson@peggyferguson.com

Ask Peggy

Peggy L. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist
Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor

"Ask Peggy" is an opportunity for you to ask questions regarding addiction, recovery, mental health, relationship and many other kinds of issues.  Send your questions to me via email (re:  Ask Peggy) and I will answer them in my column.  This is not an "advice" column and is used for educational purposes
only.  It does not serve in any way as a substitute for counseling or any other professional services. Any email contact does not constitute a therapeutic relationship.

To access my responses to these questions, just click on the question. It will open in a separate pdf document that can be saved to your computer and/or printed off.  All responses are copyrighted.  We welcome you to use them for your own information and to share them with others as long as you cite my authorship,provide website information/link, and do not edit them.


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Table of Contents

Having a family member in recovery, I keep hearing new terms.  What are DTs and Blackouts?

How common is it to continue to have cravings after several months in recovery and working a solid program in AA/NA? 

Where does sexual addiction come from?

I have been thinking about getting out of my marriage lately because there I just don't feel loved and we seem to be going off into different directions.  I would work on trying to fix things but I don't know what to do.

I have been asked to help a friend through "detox" from alcohol.  What can we expect in the way of withdrawal symptoms?

My fiance, who is an addict, is now clean and sober for several months.  Although he is over 50, before recovery we had a very active sex life, that is really suffering now.  Why would he have no sex drive at this time? 

My significant other is currently in treatment and I need to know what to do to help in the family recovery while he is gone for three months or more?

Does labeling someone as a sex addict excuse their inappropriate behavior?  Do they get a pass because they have a disease?  

If I, as a parent am not willing to allow an adult child to live in my home and destroy her life with drugs, is an intervention to get her into treatment an appropriate course of action?


My spouse is an alcoholic and I am looking for a marriage counselor.  We  live in another state and I was wondering if you know a good therapist in my community that you can recommend?

Is this normal?  My boyfriend recently went through treatment and now we don't have sex very often.  If this change is normal, how long will it last? 

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Copyright: Peggy L. Ferguson, Ph.D., 116 W. 7th, Suite 211, Stillwater, OK 74074, phone 405-707-9600, fax 405-707-9601, email peggyferguson@hotmail.com, http://www.peggyferguson..com

Serving Stillwater (74074, 74075, 74076), Perry (73077), Perkins (74059), Cushing (74023), Pawnee (74058), Guthrie (73044), Ponca City (74601, 74602, 74604), Morrison (73061), and other local communities.

Providing services for Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Chemical Dependency, Sex Addiction, Mental Health Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Addiction Recovery, Drug Abuse, Spouse of sex addict, Relapse prevention, Drug cravings, Family Business Issues, Couple Money Issues, Co-dependency, Adult Children of Alcoholism Issues, Cross-addiction, Co-occurring disorders, marital family therapy, marriage family counseling, step-parenting, step-family issues, couple money issues, grief, mid-life issues, college success, infidelity.  Providing individual, group, marriage, family, and couples sessions.  Providing professional supervision and training and consultation services.








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