Archive for the ‘Support’ Category

By admindesert

Helping someone with a porn addiction can be a draining experience. At Desert Solace, we work closely with wives and parents of men who struggle with porn addiction, so we see it firsthand. Parents who have a teenager who struggles with pornography; wives whose husband has been dealing with a sexual addiction for years. Sometimes […]

By Brandon McDonald

Do you ever wonder why it is so hard to quit porn? Do you feel like you’re the only one who struggles with it? Trust me, you’re not alone. Now that I’m four years into recovery from my own porn addiction, I like to talk about the solution more than the problem. However, I know […]

By Recovery Expert

If you are new to the sex addiction recovery world, you might have heard the acronym CSAT, or Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist mentioned. If you are wondering what that term is and why it’s important, you’ve come to the right place. Hopefully I can clear things up for you!   Getting help for a pornography […]

By Brandon McDonald

As you can imagine, here at Desert Solace we see sex addiction as an issue that can be harmful to lives, families and marriages. That is why Desert Solace treats men who struggle with sexual addictions, including pornography addiction. However, there are people out there who don’t believe that sex addiction is real. There’s a […]

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace is a residential recovery center in southern Utah that was founded in 2011 by Mark & Jerri Jorgensen with a mission to help men who are struggling with pornography and sexual addictions. Desert Solace is committed to helping our patients overcome their addictions, ranging from sex and pornography addictions to gambling, screen and […]

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Desert Solace is an inpatient treatment center located in Southern Utah that specializes in the treatment of men with behavioral addictions. Though their main focus is pornography and sex addictions, they also treat gaming, gambling, substance abuse, and have additional treatment options.

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Fighting the fight of pornography addiction is not one to be fought alone. What seems impossible is possible, despite the shame and darkness. Difficult things are not impossible with the help of Desert Solace

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Some Santa Clarita Valley residents have seen an addiction to video games spiral out of control; this is when they should turn to Desert Solace for help. Desert Solace provides rehabilitation services for Santa Clarita residents, as well as Americans from across the country, who suffer from addiction to behaviors like gaming, gambling, sex and […]

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Substance abuse is an addiction that affects all different walks of life, and many in Utah and around the country suffer from it. Desert Solace is the place many of them turn to when all seems lost.

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If you have seen the damage your addiction to substance abuse, sex, pornography or gambling has done to your life, Desert Solace offers a chance for a better future.

By Recovery Expert

Addiction is suffocating and immobilizing. It affects every aspect of an addict’s life and can be difficult to overcome. At Desert Solace recovery center, addiction can be battled and defeated in an environment designed for healing. Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling or gambling disorder, has many of the same effects as substance abuse, […]

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace is a residential recovery center in southern Utah that was founded in 2011 by Mark and Jerri Jorgensen. At Desert Solace, we are committed to helping every one of our patients overcome their addictions, ranging from sex and pornography addictions to gambling and substance abuse.

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace, a Utah addiction center, can provide a light at the end of the tunnel for those facing addictions that may seem embarrassing or hard to face. “When individuals start to crave the chemical release associated with viewing pornography other portions of their life suffer,” Desert Solace’s website reads. “The addiction enables people to […]

By Recovery Expert

Addiction can rear its ugly head through many avenues, one of them being through reliance on sex and pornography. Addiction to sex and pornography is all too prevalent and all too powerful. Desert Solace recovery center is fully equipped and ready to help you overcome your addiction.

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At Desert Solace treatment Center in Utah, we want to help you through your addiction so you can live a healthy and fulfilling life. One of the main addictions we focus on treating is sex addiction. Sex addiction is a dangerous condition that can be very harmful. Sex addiction can result in one pressuring their […]

By Recovery Expert

Pornography addiction is at an all-time high and Desert Solace is equipped to help you battle the addiction that has overtaken so many people. Founded in 2011, their residential recovery program is designed to help guide you to healing with compassion, understanding, and hope.

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Here at Desert Solace treatment program, we encourage everyone struggling with addiction to reach out for help. We specialize in sexual and pornography addiction, but do offer programs for those with:

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace is committed to helping patients overcome their addictions, ranging from sex and pornography addictions to gambling and substance abuse. Mark Jorgensen and his team’s mission is to get their patients and their families back to living a healthy life by building successful plans to carry out after treatment is complete. Desert Solace is […]

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace is a residential recovery center in southern Utah that was founded in 2011 by Mark Jorgensen. At Desert Solace, we are committed to helping our patients overcome their addictions, ranging from sex and pornography addictions to gambling and substance abuse.

By Recovery Expert

Sustaining a constant urge to perform vices and harmful addictions without believing there are hurtful repercussions is a dangerous lifestyle to live. So many times, addicts are not the only ones suffering. The families and loved ones surrounded around them hurt to see their quality of life stunted by addiction. If you or anyone around […]

By Recovery Expert

While so many out there have carried their burden of addiction in the shadows, admitting the addiction and identifying it’s harm in your life will only aid the recovery. Desert Solace knows that with this transition to recovery the addict won’t be the only one to benefit, their loved ones surrounding them will too. Here […]

By Recovery Expert

When someone close to you is addicted to something harmful, whether it is porn, gaming, gambling, or substance abuse, they are trying to reach a reward or feeling of joy through vice. With this in mind we here at Desert Solace work to give them the knowledge and basic skills needed to understand that we […]

By Recovery Expert

We at Desert Solace are open to those who need and want to live a life of recovery from many things such as the battles with: sexual addictions, substance abuse, pornography addictions, and even gambling addictions. Here at Desert Solace we strive to strengthen those in recovery with a 12 step program that includes housing […]

By Recovery Expert

Our experts here at Desert Solace know that the addiction recovery process is different for everyone, and that treatment for an addiction takes many different forms. We offer addiction treatment programs that can be tailored to meet each person’s needs, and their family’s needs as well. Our awesome programs are designed to incorporate the entire […]

By Recovery Expert

Overcoming an addiction is a challenging process and it is essential to understand that recovery can be a lifelong battle. Here at Desert Solace, we don’t shy away from what may seem like an impossible challenge. We have made it our mission to help anyone and everyone recover from addiction to sex, pornography, gaming, gambling, […]

By Recovery Expert

At Desert Solace, we have dedicated ourselves to providing industry-leading treatments for addictions to pornography, sex, gaming, gambling, and harmful substances in the Southern Utah area since our founding a decade ago. Our owners, Mark and Jeri Jorgensen, are committed to creating and providing the highest level of addiction treatments and therapies to people and […]

By Recovery Expert

Deciding to create a better life for yourself and seeking treatment from an addiction can feel impossible. In some cases, addicts have created a lifestyle and pattern of behaviors that enables them to consume what they are addicted to more and more. When the decision is made to start changing these routines, a person can […]

By Recovery Expert

Breaking pornography addiction isn’t easy, and most often requires professional help. After a person acknowledges they have a problem and takes the first step to start their journey towards recovery from an addiction, it is essential to understand the process that person is committing to.   Fully recovering from a sexual addiction can be a […]

By Recovery Expert

Starting the process to overcome an addiction can cause feelings of fear, anxiety, and worry which are perfectly normal. When a person commits to changing a habit, whether bad or good, it can be a significant challenge for anyone because of the routine, structure, and lifestyle our daily habits form for us.

By Recovery Expert

Awareness of addictions and the need to treat them has become more and more destigmatized as time has gone on and people have seen the devastating effects of an addiction. Treating addictions to things such as sex, pornography, gambling, gaming, and harmful substances is something that everyone can understand is necessary to help the addict […]

By Recovery Expert

Open communication and a commitment to connection are two of the foundational pillars we have here at Desert Solace. We specialize in treating addictions such as sex, pornography, gambling, gaming, and harmful substance abuse. One of the ways we utilize open communication and connections to empower the treatment process is by providing a weekly conference […]

By Recovery Expert

Finding the correct way or the best way to help yourself or someone you know seek treatment for an addiction can create more questions than answers. This is because starting the journey to recovering from an addiction is different for everyone.

By Recovery Expert

Finding out the exact cause of an addiction can be difficult as this cause is different for each and every person. Any single or combination of daily activities and interactions can trigger a person to go back to the addiction that has impacted their life. At Desert Solace, we know that few, if any, people […]

By Recovery Expert

Addiction has the ability to affect almost any person’s life, and there are often few exceptions to this. Don’t let the everyday stresses of life prevent you from entering into an addiction recovery program. There is rarely a “right time” or “perfect time” to start your recovery and here at Desert Solace, we want you […]

By Recovery Expert

Drug addiction, like porn addiction, can be treated in a number of ways. Depending on the individual addicts’ own needs there are many forms of treatment available. Many people are familiar with programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). These programs usually utilize a 12-step program that can be adapted to treat […]

By Recovery Expert

Helping a person recover from an addiction is not a cookie-cutter process. Each person goes through the recovery process in a different way, at a different pace, and at Desert Solace, we understand this on a very deep level. Our owners, Mark and Jerri Jorgensen, founded Desert Solace after the two of them went through […]

By Recovery Expert

Recovering from an addiction is one of the most challenging achievements a person may go through in their entire life. Reversing habits, thought processes, and other ingrained behaviors that have been repeated over long periods of time can seem impossible at first. That is why Desert Solace holds a fundamental belief that recovery is a […]

By Recovery Expert

Starting the journey to recovery from an addiction can seem just as hard as staying on the journey itself. Asking for and seeking help is something a lot of people struggle with for many different reasons. Whatever the reason is, Desert Solace wants to be the reason people start their journey to recovery.

By Recovery Expert

Addiction therapy can be provided in many different forms and the experts at Desert Solace know that the addiction recovery process is different for everyone. By keeping this in mind, Desert Solace offers addiction treatment programs that suit each individual’s needs, as well as their family’s needs. The amazing programs provided by Desert Solace are […]

By Recovery Expert

Starting the addiction recovery process can seem a much more challenging task than it may seem like. Seeking help for an addiction seems like the obvious thing to do on the outside-looking-in, but it is much more complicated than that. Dealing with an addiction that a person may have partaking in for years, or even […]

By Recovery Expert

Treating an addiction is a process that requires dedication, time, and support from others. Going through the addiction recovery process alone can be extremely challenging and result in a higher chance of relapsing due to a lack of a support network to remain accountable. Desert Solace is an in-patient addiction treatment center that utilizes a […]

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace co-founder Jerri Jorgensen explains the role of self-acceptance in addiction treatment, noting that trauma and self-doubt are often at the root of addiction. At Desert Solace, one of the guiding principles is that “the opposite of addiction is connection.” Jorgensen explained that connection to others and oneself is an important part of addiction […]

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Desert Solace co-founder Jerri Jorgensen explains how the residential addiction treatment center helps clients and their loved ones set boundaries to support recovery. During Desert Solace’s addiction treatment program, clients learn to acknowledge their negative emotions and find ways to cope with them without using addictive substances and behaviors. They also learn how to communicate […]

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace co-founder and family liaison Jerri Jorgensen explained how, for those struggling with pornography addiction, sometimes ‘letting go’ can be a step towards recovery.

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In the addiction treatment world, sponsors act as a bridge between the world of addiction and the world of recovery. They are people who have been in addiction themselves, but who have worked hard to live in recovery and are now open to helping others in their path.

By Recovery Expert

Addiction affects the whole family. It stands to reason, then, that recovery is often more effective when family support is part of the addiction recovery process.

By Recovery Expert

Some people suffering from pornography addiction find themselves less able to engage in intimate acts with their partner. This can be confusing to spouses of pornography addicts, who may worry that their partner is no longer attracted to them, preferring pornography to actual sex. The truth is often more complicated.

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace co-founder Jerri Jorgensen describes the ways trauma can lead to substance and behavioral addictions, such as pornography addiction.   As the co-founder and family liaison of Desert Solace, an inpatient addiction rehab center for substance and behavioral addiction, Jerri Jorgensen has seen the many ways in which addiction can lead to interpersonal dysfunction. […]

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Desert Solace co-founder Jerri Jorgensen explains how courage to come forward is the first step towards recovery from pornography addiction and other behavioral addictions.   Officials from Desert Solace believe that both behavioral and substance addictions are fueled by an underlying desire to escape shame and pain. For pornography and sex addiction, specifically, shame is […]

By Recovery Expert

The fact that pornography is so easily available online makes porn addiction difficult to heal. Technology is a necessary part of daily life, and with pornography only a “click” or a “tap” away, those who suffer from addiction need to be vigilant in their work towards recovery.   Although pornography is readily available, some people […]

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Known as the “triple A” influence behind many behavioral addictions, accessibility, affordability and anonymity are intrinsically tied to pornography addiction.   Online pornography accounts for the majority of porn use today. The nature of the internet is such that porn is widely available, affordable and can be accessed anonymously. These three factors are key ingredients […]

By Recovery Expert

Pornography addiction can cause people to miss out on real human connections between themselves and their partner. Understanding the warning signs can be the first step towards improving relationships and reaching through the shame to find a more fulfilling lifestyle. Behavioral Addiction vs. Chemical Dependency Although many people are familiar with how chemical dependency ties […]

By Recovery Expert

During these unprecedented times where Americans are encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) many people are turning to viewing more pornography, which could lead to an increase in pornography addiction.   With more and more Americans choosing to stay home people are turning to viewing […]

By Recovery Expert

Porn addiction can affect so much more than the person using it. Most porn addicts try to convince themselves that using porn doesn’t hurt anyone but themselves. But he types of sex in porn may cause partners to feel inadequate and affect their self-esteem as they compare themselves to their porn-using partners’ fantasies. Most men […]

By Recovery Expert

In the industry of porn, sex is a part of the job. But how can viewers tell which actresses are being coerced and which are being treated fairly? And how can viewers be sure they, personally, aren’t being exploited? The argument over whether women are inherently exploited by the porn industry is a long and […]

By Recovery Expert

For men who watch a lot of porn, sex with a real woman can sometimes seem unfulfilling. Is this a sign of pornography addiction?   People who use substances like alcohol, nicotine and other drugs generally know the signs to look out for when testing to see if they’re becoming addicted. Do they need the […]

By Recovery Expert

Addiction inpatient facility Desert Solace offers each client’s family support throughout the recovery process, even after treatment ends. People who are addicted to substances or behavior may rationalize their condition, thinking that they’re only harming themselves. They may try to keep their addiction to themselves because they fear “letting down” their family members. But the […]

By Recovery Expert

Desert Solace addiction recovery facility uses equine therapy — in other words, therapy horses — to help clients overcome stress and shame at the core of addiction. Anyone who has flown on a plane in the last few years will know the term “support animal.” These animals help soothe their owners during stressful activities like […]

By Recovery Expert

In recent years, the number of people seeking treatment for pornography addiction at facilities like Desert Solace has sharply risen. Technology provides one reason for this uptick in pornography addiction: the easy accessibility of pornography on internet-connected electronic devices means that nearly anyone can access pornography instantly. On a recent interview, Desert Solace co-founder and […]

By Recovery Expert

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we’ve had to make some changes to our pornography and sex addiction treatment program at Desert Solace inpatient residential treatment facility.

By Recovery Expert

If connection is the opposite of addiction, what does recovery look like during social distancing? At addiction recovery facility Desert Solace in Utah, Founders Mark and Jerri Jorgensen believe that “the opposite of addiction is connection.” In a recent interview, Jerri Jorgensen explained that, “[recovery means] connection to themselves; recognizing who they are at their […]

By Recovery Expert

There has been talk about how to discuss pornography addiction with kids, but some people care more about the “why”. Why should kids know about such a crude thing at such a young age? Why is it important for them to know to begin with? Doesn’t this just subject them to the dangers of pornography […]

By Recovery Expert

Boundaries are one method by which family members of those struggling with addiction can help themselves and their loved ones move forward throughout recovery. Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be heart-rending. Family members and spouses of those suffering from addiction may change their entire lives to better accommodate their loved one, letting […]

By Recovery Expert

Just as people can be addicted to substances like drugs and alcohol, behaviors can also become addictive. Pornography addiction is one such behavior, and recovery requires it to be taken seriously. Most people are familiar with chemical addictions such as drug and alcohol dependency. It’s commonly known that these kinds of addictions rewire the brain, […]

By Recovery Expert

While it can be a commonly held belief that pornography addiction is not an actual addiction, when compared to drug addiction and the withdrawal that comes along with drug addiction, it is becoming increasingly regarded as being a true addiction.   At Desert Solace in St. George, Utah we treat all sorts of addictions such […]

By Recovery Expert

While anyone would find it troubling to discover their loved one has a pornography addiction, there are steps to take before and after the discovery of such an addiction. There are a variety of resources readily available for those who want to learn about self-transformation and coming out on top of a pornography addiction.

By Recovery Expert

Jerri Jorgensen of Desert Solace explains how their addiction recovery program includes addiction spousal support so both marriage partners can move forward throughout addiction recovery. When a loved one is suffering from addiction, they don’t suffer alone. Everyone in their lives, to some extent, is affected. Often the person most affected, besides the addicted person […]

By Recovery Expert

Jerri Jorgensen, Co-owner of Desert Solace addiction recovery center explains why inpatient treatment for pornography addiction can be such an effective part of a larger treatment plan. Jorgensen appeared on the In My Head Podcast, where she explained how Desert Solace’s inpatient program incorporates various types of treatment to help clients overcome pornography and other […]

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Jerri Jorgensen, co-owner of pornography addiction treatment facility Desert Solace, explains how to talk to your kid about porn and addiction. She gets that it can be difficult to discuss adult websites with children who may accidentally come across these sites on smartphones and tablets. Because children are connecting to the Internet at increasingly younger […]

By Recovery Expert

Addiction recovery facility Desert Solace Co-owner Jerri Jorgensen explains what separates pornography addiction from other kinds of addictions. Before the couple founded Desert Solace, Jorgensen helped her husband overcome his own addiction to pornography. Along the way, the two discovered methods that help addicts overcome the shame and pain that lead to pornography addiction. On […]

By Recovery Expert

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 […]

By Recovery Expert

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 […]

By Jerri Jorgensen

  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 […]

By Julie Forbes

  When coming to Desert Solace you might acquire the Curse of the Horse! It is encouraged that everyone acquire this curse. It will make you a different person.                        I will tell you a story about 6 Mustangs. Each had a purpose and each fulfilled that purpose with a poise and humility unmatched by humans. […]

By Mark Jorgensen

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 […]

By Tony Beatty

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 […]

By Tony Beatty

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 […]

By Tony Beatty

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.   […]

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