Co-owner and family liaison of addiction recovery facility Desert Solace, Jerri Jorgensen was interviewed recently on the In My Head podcast about her experiences helping others overcome addiction. Jorgensen said that she began her addiction recovery facilitation journey when she found out that her husband suffered from pornography addiction. Since his recovery, the two have
In today’s day and age, access to porn is literally at the tips of our fingers. Smartphones, the internet, and pornography sites have made it so easy for us to find and difficult for us to stay away. This has led to an increase in pornography consumption. According to the American Psychological Association, one out
One of my favorite aspects of Desert Solace is working with the families. Once a month we host a family weekend, where families come in and reconnect with their loved one. The family weekends include hikes, barbecues, therapy sessions, and lots of group and experiential activities. We believe that when the families are involved
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The idea of pornography addiction is a debated topic in the mental health community today. Many studies have been done making a case for both sides of the argument. Obviously, as a facility that treats pornography addiction, Desert Solace believes that the condition absolutely does exist. Addiction is defined as “a state characterized by compulsive
Overcoming an addiction from drugs to sexual addiction is most effectively accomplished through the receiving of comprehensive professional treatment. Addiction is a medical condition in which a person compulsively uses a substance or engages in a behavior despite the detrimental consequences of said behavior. In most cases, the behavior or substance activates brain pathways of
Once underground, pornography has become a multi-billion-dollar aboveground business in the past half-century, and part of contemporary culture, for better or worse. In the past few decades, increasingly easy availability in print, home video, DVD and the Internet and have sped pornography’s spread. In her May 2013 Wall St. Journal article “Online Pornography’s Effects, and a
Teens who receive most of their sex education from pornography and adults who turn to pornography to satisfy their lusts often find their view of sex becomes warped over time. Below our team at Desert Solace offers a few examples of how pornography can change the way you see sex for porn ruins lives. Consent