Porn Addiction Treatment

Like any other addiction, porn addiction is a serious threat to one’s happiness, relationships, work, and social lives. Often, it can be a shameful addiction to admit to, and unfortunately, many addicts do not seek help until they become depressed and have significant relationship problems. Sometimes the issue of porn does not arise during counseling, as the addict does not want to admit it, and a counselor not specialized in porn addiction treatment might not think to ask.

Symptoms of Porn Addiction

Porn addiction is a significant issue and can significantly escalate if untreated. Additional symptoms of porn addiction include:

  • Sexual avoidance and choosing pornography over relationship sex
  • Unable to stop looking at porn, even when they want to
  • Loss of interest in relationships
  • Turned off by in person sex
  • Watching porn for hours at a time

Types of Recovery

The first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem and seeking help. A strong support system (family, friends, and/or a therapist) is beneficial to the entire recovery process and can have a positive impact on an addict’s recovery. Many addicts who want to recover, might look into alternatives to 12 step programs when looking into ways to recover.

Fortunately, there are many options available to porn addicts, from couple’s counseling to outpatient treatment. Almost any type of rehabilitation treatment can be geared towards pornography addicts if done properly. Here are a few popular choices:

Though it may be difficult, it is important to come clean with porn addiction and get help as soon as possible.

Despite the drastic effect on others and portrayal of pornography addiction, there is no need for embarrassment when admitting one’s struggles. Addicts should feel proud of themselves for opening up about their struggles and for seeking porn addiction treatment with licensed professionals. Vantage Point Counseling is dedicated to helping and supporting addicts on their road to recovery and offers a range of options for those struggling with porn addiction in Dallas, TX. For our porn addiction treatment, we use therapeutics practices designed to teach you self-acceptance, help you learn to trust yourself, and build healthy sexual practices for your future.

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