Sex Addiction - FAQs

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FAQs

1. Who treats sex addiction?

A psychiatrist, along with a psychologist, can help a person overcome sex addiction.

2. How effective is recovery from sex addiction?

According to The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, recovery is a process that works when the following principles are adhered to -

► Accepting the presence of the disease / its consequences

► Commitment to change through treatment

► Fight the need to control compulsion.

► Willingness to learn from other people’s recovery

3. Where should I seek help?

In the west there are support groups like Sex Addicts Anonymous who are formed with the exclusive intension of providing help and support to sex addicts. In places where organized support does not exist the concerned person can approach a psychiatrist.

4. When should I seek help?

You must seek help at the earliest, when the first signs of addiction appear. This is when the treatment is most effective.

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Sam125

this guy has a book that has some quite good advice http://stopmasturbatingbook.com I read it through and it made some sense

People who have sex addiction should get help soon. It can save their lives and their relationship with other people.

a person overtly indulging in sexual acts or fantasies is often very conscious of his excesses but it takes a professional to evaluate the symptoms and confirm the addiction. of course, not all the 'sexually overinclined' are addicted!

Could this idea of 'sex addiction' be missing something? For every person who thinks that they might have a 'sex addiction', there is a unique story about how they have come to this understanding. We are constantly making meaning out of the events and situations of our lives. A good therapist or counselor will help a person explore these meanings and come to a richer and more useful description of what might be troubling them and the way forward.

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