/ By admindesert

What can be said about Desert Solace? The experience changed my life which enabled me to save my life. I experienced sexual addiction for the better part of 20 years. I was introduced to pornography and masturbation at a very young age – before I could even comprehend what was happening fully. The choices I continued to make throughout my life and into my marriage deepened my addiction through experiences, lying, manipulating, and lying some more. My wife tried to help me over the years but I continued to lie and hide. Finally she had it!

I was introduced to in-patient treatment at Desert Solace on Tuesday and checked in the following Thursday. I was a wreck and at the point that I was convinced there was no hope or help for someone like me. The morning after checking in, I was introduced to equine therapy which opened my eyes to the possibility that I could be helped. If I could just remain open to the process and possibilities, there was hope. I learned to be honest with myself and others. I learned to express my needs and stop living co-dependently. I came to know, accept and love every part of myself – including my addict self. I learned that my addict self was only a part of myself that was trying to protect me and didn’t know how else to do it. I learned to love and accept myself and others the way they are.

I entered Desert Solace as a last resort to save my marriage. I stayed to be healed. I left knowing how to help and heal myself and share openly with others without expectations.

If you are looking for a place to learn what courage, honesty and love are, Desert Solace is that place.