What isPornography Addiction?
How Do You Know When Pornography Use is a Problem?
While the use of pornography is common, many people who watch porn do not have an addiction. Pornography addiction can be identified by large amounts of time spent watching explicit material and the negative consequences associated with it. People can use porn to attempt to fill emotional or social voids, rather than deal with the underlying causes of these voids. It also might cause them to become disassociated or isolated or develop unrealistic or harmful expectations around sex.
Some symptoms of pornography addiction include:
- Long periods of time being spent viewing pornography
- Lack of interest in other activities, including those previously enjoyed
- Feelings of shame or depression regarding use; attempts to keep frequency of use hidden from others
- Inability or disinterest in forming lasting romantic relationships
- Isolation from friends and family
- Trouble at school or work due to misuse of technology
Cybersex addiction often gets worse over time, which creates problems in daily life and relationships.
How is Pornography Addiction Treated?
As with any addiction, treatment methods for pornography addiction vary, with many focusing on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This focuses on uncovering and addressing the emotional and psychological reason for the development of addiction. Changing habits or patterns of behaviour is critical, as is understanding and tackling the underlying causes of addiction.
For many, pornography addiction often co-occurs with other addictions, such as digital addiction and it is important that these behaviours are also addressed.
It is also essential to develop relapse prevention skills, giving those recovering from pornography addiction the capability to leave inpatient treatment and return to normal life, armed with the tools to remain free from addiction.
The Cabin in Chiang Mai: Effective Confidential Treatment for Pornography Addiction
The Edge at The Cabin is a 12-week treatment programme designed specifically for young men between the ages of 18-25. It promotes a holistic approach to effectively and successfully treat pornography addiction. This includes combining specialised behavioural management techniques, individual and group therapy, physical activity and experiential therapy.
Our residential treatment centre, part of The Cabin in Chiang Mai, offers participants an environment away from triggers and temptations so they can fully focus on their recovery. Premium villa accommodation in beautiful surroundings includes healthy cuisine, spacious gym and pools, promising clients a home away from home.
Our experiential therapy, such as Muay Thai training and wilderness excursions, helps clients to reconnect with the physical world and foster connections with their peers. It draws them outside of virtual reality and rewards them with the benefits of interpersonal relationships and tangible interaction with the world. This is reinforced by world-leading clinical treatment and therapeutic counselling which addresses the root causes and underlying triggers of the client’s pornography addiction.
All of our counsellors are Western-trained to the highest standard and we have a number of specialist ‘CSAT’ trained counsellors, who specialise in understanding and treating sexual addictions. These counsellors can work alongside our digital addictions specalists to comprehensivelly treat pornography addiction and it’s nuances.
If you are concerned about the impact pornography is having on your life, Fill out the short form on the top right of this page or call The Cabin today to talk about The Edge Programme and receive a free and confidential consultation.