What is Sexual Addiction?
Having an unhealthy or pathological relationship with sex/porn that one continues to engage in despite the negative consequences that effect their lives. Sex/porn addiction can be considered a mood-altering experience.
The problem. “Addictive sexual behavior, acting-out behavior we sometimes call it, leads to feelings of shame and depression: it has the effect of masking, covering up, or numbing feelings; and it leads to isolation and a complete loss of control. Healthy sexual behavior, on the other hand, is characterized by mutual respect, a sense of clarity about feelings and communication, joyfulness, and genuine intimacy; it tends to make people feel emotionally and physically safe.” Hope and Recovery, 1987 SAA 12-Step
How do I know if I have an addiction?
Go to www.new.recoveryzone.com and take screening test provided for free. If you do not feel you are an addict, but maybe a betrayed partner there is also a screening test for you as well.
How do I Start treatment?
Meeting with a clinician one-on-one for a first visit is the first step in addressing your symptoms. Based on this assessment, your therapist can help you decide on the best approach to begin to work on your symptoms. Starting treatment is a big step, and we’re here to help. Our clinicians are here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you through the process of getting started. To request information or to get started with a counselor, fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch.