Effective Sex Addiction Treatment

Do you obsess about sex on a regular basis? Spend hours watching pornography or seeking out sexual encounters to satisfy a craving? Have you experienced feelings of shame or guilt from acting on your sexual cravings?

In a world so focused on sex, it is sometimes hard to know when we cross the line into addiction. But the fact is, sex addiction is a real behavioural disorder affecting many people and making it virtually impossible for them to sustain healthy, meaningful relationships. The good news is that there is help. With quality treatment, you can be freed from your addiction and maintain a healthy sex life and fulfilling relationships.

Treatment Options for Sex Addiction

Luckily there are treatments available that are effective and confidential. The two main treatment options for sex addiction are outpatient and inpatient treatment centres.

Outpatient treatment allows people to continue their day-to-day activities while fitting therapy into their daily schedule. This type of treatment is convenient for those who do not have the option to take leave from personal commitments.

Inpatient treatment is held at a residential rehab facility. Inpatient clients are housed and treated simultaneously and have access to around-the-clock care. Inpatient treatment is considered the ‘gold standard’ for addiction treatment for several reasons including:

  • Removal from triggers/negative influences
  • Complete immersion in recovery
  • No access to drugs or alcohol
  • 24-hour support

Is Your Need for SEX Becoming a Problem?

If you believe that you or a loved one may be suffering from sexual addiction, there is help available. Take action to regain control of your life now by contacting one of our specialists today to find out more and get the help you and your family deserve.

What We Treat

When it comes to sex addiction, it is incredibly important to choose an addiction treatment centre that has experience dealing with process addictions.

At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we offer a comprehensive guide on the diverse manifestations of sex addiction and compulsive sexual behaviour. Our programme is a unique combined specialist initiative lasting 28 days, provided by both The Cabin Chiang Mai and Innisfree Therapy.

Based at The Cabin Chiang Mai in Thailand, Our goal is to provide you or your loved one with valuable insights and a personalised journey towards recovery.

Understanding Different Manifestations of Sex Addiction and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour

Cybersex Addiction

Clinical Presentation: At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we understand that individuals with cybersex addiction often spend excessive time engaging in online sexual activities. This can involve watching pornography or engaging in explicit chats. Such behaviour may lead to a lack of control over their actions, resulting in neglect of personal responsibilities and relationships. 

Aetiology: Our experts recognize that anonymity, ease of access to explicit content, and the allure of constant novelty contribute to cybersex addiction.

Treatment Options: Our treatment programme includes cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to address distorted thought patterns and develop healthier coping mechanisms. Additionally, access to both group therapy and specialist support groups is provided. On top of this, you will receive five individual counselling sessions per week. Both personal training and mindfulness techniques are also built into your program to effectively manage triggers.

Pornography Addiction

Clinical Presentation: Pornography addiction involves a compulsive need to view explicit sexual material, which often leads to negative consequences in personal, social, and professional aspects of life. 

Aetiology: Frequent exposure to explicit content desensitizes the brain’s reward system, potentially leading to addiction. Underlying emotional factors also play a role.

Treatment Options: At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we provide a range of therapies including CBT, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) to address emotional triggers and promote healthier behaviours. We also offer behavioural interventions and strategies to limit online access.

Casual Sex Addiction

Clinical Presentation: Our programme acknowledges that individuals with casual sex addiction engage in high-risk sexual behaviours with multiple partners, often without considering physical or emotional consequences.

Aetiology: The Cabin Chiang Mai recognizes that underlying issues such as low self-esteem, past trauma, and unresolved emotional problems contribute to the pursuit of validation through casual encounters.

Treatment Options: Our therapy approach focuses on addressing self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal relationships. We utilize psychodynamic therapy, group therapy, and individual counselling with both the Cabins addiction team and CSB specialists Innisfree Therapy. To support your recovery, you will receive five individual counselling sessions per week from both teams. Again, personal training and mindfulness techniques are also built into your program to effectively manage triggers.

Compulsive Masturbation

Clinical Presentation: Compulsive masturbation involves an uncontrollable urge to engage in self-stimulation, leading to interference with daily life and relationships. 

Aetiology: Emotional factors, loneliness, and stress contribute to the use of masturbation as a coping mechanism.

Treatment Options: At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we employ behavioural interventions like habit reversal training to redirect compulsive behaviours. Our program combines this approach with psychoeducation, specialist groups for CSB clients only and five individual counselling sessions per week across your stay in treatment.

Personal training and mindfulness techniques are also built into your programme to effectively manage triggers and are evidenced as clinically effective stress reduction techniques.

Take the First Step Towards Freedom with The Cabin

Your compulsive sexual behaviour does not define you. Take the courageous step towards liberation by enrolling in our specialist 28-day sex addiction programme. Let The Cabin Chiang Mai and Innisfree Therapy be your guiding light to a life of freedom and empowerment.

The Cabin Chiang Mai: Effective Confidential Treatment for Sex Addiction

Each journey towards recovery is unique, and seeking professional help is essential. Our experienced teams from The Cabin and Innisfree Therapy are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and personalized treatment options tailored to your specific needs.

If you are struggling with sex addiction, The Cabin Chiang Mai’s inpatient programme is the turning point you have been looking for. The Cabin’s proven Changing Pathways Addiction Programme, which has a 96% completion rate, is specifically designed to treat process addictions for which complete abstinence is not possible. It is also especially effective for treating co-existing addictions if you are struggling with more than one. Personal training and mindfulness techniques are also built into your programme to effectively manage triggers and are evidenced as clinically effective stress reduction techniques.

The method incorporates the key concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12-step facilitation and mindfulness. Certified and highly trained clinical professionals help you get to the root cause of your addiction and create a treatment plan individually tailored to your needs. Through counselling, we provide you with the tools necessary to engage in a healthy sex life. The Cabin Chiang Mai also offers family therapy options to help restore relationships for those whose addiction has disrupted their family life. The time for change is now.

“This place has lifted me up from a rock bottom (suicide) state. With the support and advice given to me from the staff at the facility, I am well on the way to a great future. One I was never going to have if I hadn’t come to The Cabin.

The sooner you seek addiction treatment, the better your chances are of a healthy, long-term recovery


Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Treatment FAQS

Sex addiction is a process addiction classified by compulsive sexual acts and/or thoughts. Just like drug or alcohol addiction, sex addiction is caused by a malfunction in the brain’s reward circuitry. Sex addiction is challenging to combat because, unlike substance addiction, sex is not something that can realistically be abstained from in most cases.

Sex addiction can make it difficult for individuals to identify themselves. It varies from person to person, but the defining feature of sex addiction is the negative consequences associated with the behaviour. Sex addicts suffer many consequences including disruptions to their family, work life and their sense of personal identity. It often causes extreme feelings of shame and guilt, which can lead to depression and isolation from others.

Sex addiction is a progressive disorder that, over time, gets worse. It is important to seek help to avoid more serious consequences.

There are many types of sex addiction. Sex addicts are most likely to fall into one or more of the following 10 categories:

  • Fantasy sex: A preoccupying obsession with a sexual fantasy that replaces genuine sexual feelings
  • Seductive role sex: Treating your partner as a conquest that you win through charm/manipulation, which gives you a sense of power
  • Voyeuristic sex: Having an obsession with watching others engage in intercourse; isolating yourself in order to masturbate as often as possible—even to the point of injury
  • Exhibitionist sex: Being aroused by exposing sexual parts of the body to others in public, or engaging in sex in view of others
  • Paying for sex: Preferring to pay people for sex in order to avoid genuine connection
  • Trading sex: Using sex as a commodity by which you trade goods or services in exchange for sex; avoiding intimacy or connection
  • Intrusive sex: Being aroused by touching others without their consent. This especially applies to people who use their position of power to gain sexual access
  • Anonymous sex: Compulsively engaging in sex with strangers
  • Pain exchange sex: Being obsessed with causing pain or humiliation to another person or receiving it yourself
  • Exploitive sex: Being aroused by engaging in sex against someone’s will. Examples include rape or paedophilia

Left untreated, sex addiction has many detrimental effects on a person’s life, and can often lead to the following consequences:

  • Strained or destroyed relationships
  • Contracting a sexually transmitted infection
  • Lack of enjoyment in life and isolation from others
  • Tendency to more addictions (i.e. drugs, alcohol or gambling addiction)
  • Loss of interest in work or school
  • Serious feelings of shame, guilt, hopelessness and depression
  • Financial turmoil
  • Imprisonment

Overall, sex addiction wreaks havoc on personal lives on many levels. It is also nearly impossible to stop on your own, because complete abstinence is not realistic for most people. In addition, triggers are unavoidable as we are constantly surrounded by images and messages of sex. Without professional treatment, sex addiction is incredibly difficult to combat.



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