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.
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.
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. Furthermore,
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 both
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 who
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 behind
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
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 more