Overcome Pornography Addiction
An interview with Gordon Bruin by Diana Hoffman of Healing Talk Radio
An opening statement in the book, The Language of Recovery, Gordon Bruin states “During the years I have spent in clinical practice, I have never dealt with anyone who feels more emotional torment and suffering than those struggling with sexual addiction issues.”
Pornography addiction has become a problem of staggering proportions. Statistics compiled by the Internet Filter Review (IFR) and other online sources indicate that there are 72 million Individual visitors to pornographic web sites each month. There are 1.5 billion pornographic downloads each month from “peer to peer” file-sharing web sites, and 2.5 billion pornographic e-mails sent each day. Some studies indicate that as many as 70 % of college age men are addicted to pornography, and by their senior year, 100 % of high school males have been exposed to pornography in some form.
Pornography addiction is accompanied by denial, minimization and rationalization.
Pornography addiction is devastating to marriage relationships and emotional intimacy. It severely impacts productivity at work, with roughly 5 billion hours, during work, lost to porn in each year. (This equates to about 70% of the traffic on porn sites occurs during work hours.) The magnitude of the exploitation of women and children that occurs in the pornography industry is even more troubling.
Looking for a resource to be free from porn addiction? Gordon says, “Viewing porn directly disrupts the dopamine reward system and throws it into a depleted, confused and disruptive state. . . . this deficit produces a very powerful craving that underlies all addiction.” The powerful effects of this disruption are so long lasting that most short-term or “acute treatments” result in relapse. A long term lifestyle change is needed to produce permanent change in recovery.
Gordon Bruin continues, “The process I’ve been using with clients is based on the book I’ve written called ‘The Language of Recovery’ which is based on five principle keys. . . . research has made it very clear that addiction issues tend to be chronic and therefore evidenced based treatment and ongoing support needs to be provided. William White who is a Senior Research Consultant for Chestnut Health System came to the following conclusion after doing extensive research on this subject. He states, “What became evident in both private and public treatment systems was the existence of a growing population of individuals with severe addiction problems who were recycling through repeated episodes of expediencies acute-care treatment without evidence of long-term outcomes. This triggered calls for a better model of addressing complex and chronic addiction problems. The Innergold Treatment System is an attempt to do this. The Language of Recovery draws on evidenced based practices such as cognitive behavioral theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, medical models of how the brain works and mindfulness practices.
This program was broadcast live on KHQN 1480 AM, and now can be viewed above or on healing talk radio, so you can watch the live program right here.
Contact Gordon Bruin at http://innergold.com/
Watch youtube video, part 1 of “Pornography, the Perfect Poison”
Contact Diana Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org