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Treatment Programme for Sex Addiction

Sex Addiction treatment: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Help for a sex addiction

Sexual compulsivity is a behavioural addiction characterised by the compulsive need to engage in sexual activities and view pornography to a degree that has a significantly negative impact on their life.

Sex addiction can lead to relationship problems, friendship problems, difficulties at work, substance abuse, depression and sometimes suicide. 

Sex Addiction Treatment has been part of the addiction recovery programme at Smarmore Castle for several years.

Behavioural addictions often develop alongside alcohol and drug addictions. A dual diagnosis of alcohol or drug addiction alongside sexual compulsivity is best treated in a residential rehab centre. This means both disorders can be treated at the same time with the support of an attentive team of medical experts.  

What is Sex Addiction?

Sexual compulsivity is a behavioural addiction characterised by the compulsive need to engage in sexual activities and view pornography to a degree that has a significantly negative impact on a person’s life. Sex addiction can lead to relationship problems, friendship problems, difficulties at work, substance abuse, depression and sometimes suicide.

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Treatment for Sex and Pornography Addiction

At Smarmore Castle, we treat people suffering from sex and pornography addictions, alongside a primary diagnosis of alcohol or drug addiction. See more on our dual diagnosis programme.

How we treat Sex Addiction

Our treatment programme is founded on the 12 steps model and combines individual counselling with group therapy and educational sessions such as lectures and interactive workshops. Various therapy techniques are employed including Person-centred therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). We treat sex addiction as a co-morbid disorder alongside our normal addiction recovery programme.

Sex addiction has characteristics similar to other behavioural addictions. However, there may be special issues concerned with trauma, attachment and shame that require expert attention. Trained staff will address any issues that arrive in individual sessions or specialist groups as appropriate.

We help you to:

  • Understand your sex addiction and underlying psychological issues which contribute to it
  • Change negative thought processes around sex, love and relationships
  • Work on trauma issues
  • Improve your self-esteem, confidence and impulse control
  • Repair damaged relationships with those close to you

The same care and attention will be given to treatment planning and continuing care planning after discharge.

We will also introduce you to Self-Help Groups for Sex Addiction such as  Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.

Help for Sex Addiction

If you or someone close to you is suffering from a sex or pornography addiction, contact us for professional advice. We are available to answer queries 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can arrange a quick admission.

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Last updated & clinically assessed 7 December, 2021