Porn Addiction – The New Epidemic

Pornography is ubiquitous, it’s toxic, and porn addiction is a serious issue in our society today. Porn addiction treatment is a quickly growing area of mental health. Because of the internet, too often young boys are exposed to it very early, beginning the first stage toward an addiction. As they keep coming back to porn they need more and more graphic images to reach the same level of excitement, much the way a drug addict develops a tolerance and needs more and more of the drug. Eventually, when the porn addict becomes too desensitized by the porn, he may experience erectile dysfunction, or can begin acting out in real life, trying to recreate some of the unreal situations he’s seen on the internet or in porn magazines. He may become so confused by what is and isn’t acceptable that raping a woman who “looks the part” is not inconceivable. Though that may be a worst case scenario (though not unimaginable; Ted Bundy was a porn addict), the more common problems are an inability to experience arousal with a member of the opposite sex, as well as feelings of shame and guilt.

Does Porn Addiction Treatment Work?

Like all addictions, porn addiction is a highly sensitive matter for the addict and for those affected by the addict’s behavior. Getting proper treatment is imperative. Porn addiction treatment and recovery require total honesty on the part of the addict. Roughly 80% of online porn browsers are male of all ages. At Blue Tiger, we offer compassionate care. We understand the difficulty of this condition and the impact on a man’s life and loved ones. We know that most men, particularly young men, have been engaged in this behavior years and it can be one of the most difficult addictions to deal with. We offer customized treatment for porn addiction. We evaluate each individual based on his, or her, specific case and needs. In some cases, we may recommend a residential care prior to continuing treatment in our intensive outpatient program. But the first step toward recovery is complete honesty with yourself.

Treatment for Porn Addiction and Recovery

Porn addiction is usually coupled with compulsive masturbation. Which makes treatment and recovery difficult. There are several therapies and techniques we can use in treatment for porn addiction that will help in recovery. Some of these include neuro and biofeedback for enhanced relaxation techniques to deal with arousal, plus one-on-one and group therapy, our boot camp, and Somatic Experiencing™ therapy or SE™. Through rationalizations, judgements and shame individuals may disrupt their innate capacity to self-regulate, therefore recycling disabling or negative behaviors. Somatic Experience™ treatment facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses. This is accomplished by gently guiding clients toward developing an increasing tolerance for difficult sensations and overwhelming emotions in a slow and supportive way.

We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to addiction treatment, and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. Call Today!

 

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