The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement that binds us.
Cross and co-occurring addictions are relatively common with sex and porn addicts. Stimulant drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine (aka, ‘meth’ or ‘crystal meth’) are often the co-occurring drug of choice. Alcohol, GHB, MDMA, and various other ‘party drugs’ are also used in conjunction with sexual addiction, but cocaine and meth are most prevalent. This is because cocaine and meth allow users to be sexual for several hours (or even days) at a time. Unfortunately, stimulant drugs (and most other drugs of abuse) are highly disinhibiting, which means the user’s beliefs about the need for safer sex may disappear when high, greatly increasing the risk for HIV and other STDs, unwanted pregnancies, and numerous other life and health consequences. Plus, stimulant abuse is highly destructive in its own right, both physically and mentally.
Task for Today
Talk about your substance use/abuse with your therapist or in a 12-step meeting. Ask for feedback.