Like most addicts in any addiction, we want what we want when we want it. In fact, I spent 6 years of my career working in a state prison system. I noticed that most inmates were addicts. I truly enjoyed working with the male inmates in the prison system.
How to beat sex addiction and porn addiction - Part 3
How to beat sex addiction and porn addiction
The men and women seated around me, legs crossed and arms folded, draped over orange plastic chairs, would see right through me any second now. Even though I was staring down at the floor, I could feel their eyes burning in to me. They had serious problems, not me. The more I listened to the stories of the people around me, the more I realized that I was in the right place.
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When I first started working in sex addiction recovery and began helping people to overcome porn addiction, I thought the most important thing to do was stop the behaviours. My focus was primarily on identifying triggers, challenging cognitive distortions and establishing relapse prevention strategies. I now know that whilst all of this is essential in addiction recovery, it is only part of the story.