The process of change begins with self-awareness.
Sex and porn addicts who struggle with Step Two’s “restore us to sanity” language might want to consider the addict’s definition of insanity – doing the same things over and over but expecting different results. In this light, we can ask ourselves, “Does that sound like me? Do I continually go online ‘only for a few minutes, just to see what’s happening,’ even though I can’t remember the last time I managed to log out in less than an hour (or less than several hours)?” Upon reflection, we nearly always realize that the loss of control we have over our addiction causes us to behave in ways that do not make sense, and that we might benefit from a restoration to sanity.
Just for Today
Share with another recovering sex/porn addict at least one example of your addiction-related insanity.