Healthy Means Knowing When To Ask For Help

In today’s digital age, technology has increased the probability of porn addiction more than ever before. The prominence of free access to pornographic materials doesn’t just negatively affect relationships. Pornography causes brain damage, and porn addiction is similar to substance addiction including drugs and alcohol.

Negatively affecting individuals, spouses, families, and sometimes preteens as young as 11 years old, those who feel compulsion to view pornographic content may feel at a loss of how to answer how to quit their porn addiction.

Counseling at LifeWorks Recovery with professional therapists who are passionate about helping people heal is the answer to break porn addiction.

What Is Porn Addiction?

Porn addiction is a disease caused by a fixation of acquiring and viewing sexually explicit content, some of which can be violent or illegal. Signs of porn addiction include:

  • Secretly viewing pornographic material
  • Viewing pornography impedes on daily activities or work
  • Unintended loss of financial assets due to addiction
  • Viewing pornography in public places or on computers that are not personal
  • Negative change in emotions when access to pornography is not met
  • Damage to self-esteem and relationships including those with a spouse, children, and co-workers

Porn addiction has long-term negative effects on the ability to have healthy relationships, which is why it’s vital to get counseling for porn addiction as soon as possible. Negative outcomes from addiction to porn include:

  • Withdrawal from spouse or partner, friends, and family
  • Financial debt
  • Work suffering
  • Inability of physical intimacy within a partnership
  • Low self-esteem and shameful or guilty feelings
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Incompetence to achieve goals
  • Increased likelihood to engage in romantic or sexual affairs or risky sexual behavior

Those who are addicted to porn will have trouble stopping even with intention to do so. They may become angry if they feel they need to stop using porn and may continue to use it even at the detriment to things they value in their lives. If these characteristics sound like you or someone you care about, it’s time to seek help.

Porn sex therapy is effective in changing patterns of thoughts and behavior that lead to a porn addiction. No matter how helpless you may feel, there is support and hope for recovery.

How Counseling Can Help

The first, most important step in the recovery process is recognizing the issue and how it affects you and your relationships and life. By willing to work with a professional therapist, porn addicts can achieve recovery and rebuild their lives into something better than before.

At LifeWorks Recovery, we offer both one-on-one and family therapy to promote healing. Our programs are personalized to best serve individual needs and get the person in treatment on a successful road to restoration. We offer a wide range of therapies that are proven to work, as we have decades of experience helping hundreds of patients work through pornography addiction. It’s time to reclaim a better life and achieve better relationships.

To learn more about how LifeWorks Recovery in Dallas can help break your porn addiction, email us here for a free consultation, or give us a call at 972-313-5742. To read more about porn addiction click here. Transformative healing is within reach.