Pornography Addiction

Pornography addiction is described as a compulsive, repeated use of pornography that leads to negative consequences in one’s relationships and personal well-being. In today’s world, a person can download all the pornography they want, in their own homes, for free, through the Internet. Pornography addiction does not always have obvious consequences. An addict can spend hours engaged in viewing various forms of pornography. Eventually, the time spent can start to take its toll.

  • Work does not get done
  • Family obligations are not met and excuses are made
  • Time watching pornography interferes with eating, sleeping, or working
  • Time slips away faster than intended until life has passed you by

Stages of Pornography Addiction

  • Early exposure - Men who started watching porn from a very young age are more likely to develop a dependence on it.
  • Addiction - Watching porn becomes a routine and it feels impossible to quit.
  • Escalation - The need for more and more graphic porn becomes an issue; porn that would have originally been disgusting becomes exciting.
  • Desensitization - Now, even the most graphic, degrading porn is no longer exciting. There is a desperation to feel something, but the addict becomes numb.
  • Acting out sexually - Many men make the dangerous leap to acting out sexually. They move from viewing porn to acting out in the real world.

Pornography Addiction Help

Addiction takes root when a curiosity about porn turns into a physical dependence on this type of sexual arousal. In pornography addiction, the “substance” being abused is explicit sexual material and to satisfy the addiction, the addict depends on pornographic outlets like the Internet and DVDs.

Addiction to drugs functions like being addicted to porn in the sense that there’s now a psychological craving for pornographic materials.

If pornography has begun to negatively affect your relationships, your work, and your life, Gentle Path at The Meadows can porn addiction help you overcome your addiction, and take steps toward experiencing healthier activities and relationships.

Confidential Treatment for Porn Addiction

Overcoming pornography addiction can cause serious problems for an individual sexually and socially. Many male pornography addicts have found solace and healing through sharing stories with one another.

Gentle Path at The Meadows, located in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for men with complex issues surrounding pornography and addicted to sex.

We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility with 28 beds, providing the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to men suffering from sexual addictions. We are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high quality care, and treatment. Patients can be assured they will receive outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows.

Visit us here or call 855-333-6076 to find out how we can help.

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