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Thanks, in part, to its incredible accessibility online, more and more specialists are seeing cases where individuals are craving pornography in the same way any addict looks for a release. Although not yet classified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, counsellors and medical professionals take pornography addiction very seriously. They are familiar with the vicious cycles of the addiction and they are available to help individuals and families in distress. Do any of the following statements apply to you? If so, it may be time to seek help to overcome your dependence on what can be a surprisingly destructive habit.

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About Pornography Addiction



Pornography addiction is known as the overuse, or abuse, of pornography to the extent where negative consequences follow. Unfortunately the term "overuse" is quite broad, particularly as pornography addiction has no real physical effects. Additionally, what is considered an acceptable amount is different for everyone. However, most professional addiction counsellors agree that when the preoccupation starts to interfere with other aspects of the individual's life, treatment is recommended. Lack of interest in other things, feelings of disassociation, shame and anxiety, loss of personal relationships, and even loss of a job are all common side effects of this addiction. Many pornography addicts are suffering from concurrent disorders such as depression and anxiety as well, which might only help to push the sufferer further into the vicious cycle of the addiction. They can feel out of control, ashamed and unable to cope with their feelings of guilt and low self worth.

Treatment Of Pornography Addiction



Due to the fact that most pornography addicts have deep-rooted issues from as far back as childhood, the most successful treatment is intensive therapy. Working with trusted professionals, the addict can root out any problematic behaviour and thought patterns in order to understand why the addiction occurred in the first place. If it's determined that the addict is also suffering from a bio-chemical disorder such as depression, the proper medication can work wonders to help bring the brain chemistry back to a state of optimum balance. Some therapists will even go as far as to apply filters to the subject's Internet browsers so that their browsing habits can be both stifled and tracked, making them accountable for their urges. There are even support groups and 12-step organizations that can help both in-person and online, depending on the addict's preference.

Post Rehabilitation Of Pornography Addiction



Honest and bravery are two very important aspects of recovery. Many people are understandably embarrassed to seek help for pornography addiction, but once they've taken that step, they are shocked to see the sheer amount of people suffering from the same condition. Understanding the signals that the addiction is reoccurring and having a strong support group of professionals and friends you can trust can go a long way in helping addicts overcome this problem. Happily, with the right treatment and a commitment to repairing the damage porn has caused, individuals can find themselves in control once again.

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Do you have overwhelming feelings of guilt about the amount or type of pornography you watch?
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Do go to great lengths to hide your pornography habit?
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Have you tried to stop watching pornography many times, but were unsuccessful?
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Have you been reprimanded or fired for looking at pornography at work?
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Has your pornography habit has affected romantic relationships?
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Do you think about pornography excessively throughout the day and night?
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Do you get angry or defensive if anyone addresses the habit?
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Do you have to look at graphic images in greater amounts to get the thrill that you are looking for?
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Would you rather stay home and watch pornography than socialize with friends?
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Do you get more enjoyment out of pornography than out of sex with a partner?
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Have your partners have complained that you criticize them for not being sexy enough?
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Do you watch more pornography when you are stressed, lonely or unhappy?
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Have you neglected family, money issues and relationships because of pornography?
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Do you spend a large portion of the day watching pornography, and often lose track of time?
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