What Is Sex/Porn Addiction Treatment?

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Sometimes, accepting help is harder than offering it.

Generally speaking, treatment for sex and porn addiction relies on the same basic strategies and techniques that work with drug and alcohol addiction. Early treatment focuses on breaking through the addict’s denial, managing the crisis or crises that drove the addict into recovery, and relapse prevention. Techniques utilized typically include individual and group therapy—most often a highly directive, behaviorally focused form of psychotherapy like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)—coupled with education, socialization, 12-step or other addiction-focused social support, and various alternative therapeutic modalities like art therapy, psychodrama, etc. Some addicts may also begin a trial run of an antidepressant or antianxiety medication, as these medications sometimes help to reduce not only depression and anxiety, but cravings to act out sexually.

Task for Today
Ask yourself if you need help with your addiction. If so, what kind of help are you willing to accept?