Getting help for a pornography addiction is probably one of the most difficult decisions to be made. It’s so easy for an addict to keep saying, “I am in control…this is the last time I will view porn.” Or say, “I can stop when I want, so it’s no big deal.” I went though times in life where I didn’t “Slip” for 6-12 months. It was easy to think I was in control. The problem is (and those of you who view porn know this true) that whether it is a day, week, or months, the behavior of viewing porn is repeated.
If that’s not the reason then usually it boils down to feeling weak, embarrassed, or concern in hurting those around us by bringing the addiction to light. The fact is that all of these are valid concerns and everyone who has a pornography addiction has these worries.
So why get help? The primary reason is the fact that as the addiction grows and is hidden it will eventually create destructive behaviors. It weakens real relationships. It creates secrecy and lies. It numbs the addict to crave unrealistic expectations. I have never known a porn addict who has not after a time hit rock bottom due to the addiction.
The point is to not wait until rock bottom happens. If you have ever repeatedly viewed porn, you do in fact need help. Seek a counseling program. There will always be an excuse to put off getting help but the benefits of finding sobriety far outweigh the consequences in the long-term.
InnerGold Counseling Services specializes in the treatment of those seeking help and recovery from pornography and sexual addiction. InnerGold provides professional resources to help one find recovery and sobriety.
Licensed Professional Counselor Gordon S. Bruin has developed a first of its kind pornography/sexual addiction self help treatment system. The manual is based on thousands of hours of personal experience treating those who are seeking help and recovery from pornography and sexual addiction issues. The instruction and assignments in the manual are helping individuals recover and reclaim their lives by finding and maintaining sobriety.
The manual has the latest and best information available on the subject. Those who read the manual will gain understanding on how pornography affects the brain why it is so dangerous and how to recover once addicted.