Objective View of Sex Addiction
Sex addiction is a serious condition that affects untold amounts of Americans each day. It’s easy to find news stories and jokes about sex addiction, but it is a serious problem that requires help.
Objective views are not influenced by emotions or personal experiences. When you speak with a licensed therapist, you can usually count on an objective point of view for your situation. Licensed counselors and therapists are trained and qualified to provide objective diagnoses of real-life problems. Their aim is to help each patient receive quality treatment that gets to the core of the addiction; they want to help patients recover.
What Is Sexual Addiction?
Sexual addiction is another way to describe hypersexuality. Hypersexuality can include sexual behavior, urges or impulses that feel uncontrollable or excessive. Sometimes alcohol, drugs or the mania from bipolar disorder can contribute to hypersexual behavior. Other times, sexual addiction can have deeper causes that are more difficult to determine without therapeutic assistance.
There is some debate over whether sexual addiction is truly an addiction or just a type of impulsive or obsessive behavior. One thing is for sure—when a person has a sex addiction, that person does not feel in control of her situation. In fact, patients often feel overwhelmed or unable to control the sexual behavior.
Psychologists that view sexual addiction as a true addiction agree that sex addiction is a “process addiction.” In other words, sexual addiction does not provide a definite high in the same way cocaine, heroin or other drugs may act. However, sexual addiction can cause some chemical changes in the brain that cause addicts to seek out sexual stimulation as often as possible.
Some psychologists believe that sexual addiction is a problem associated with anxiety. For instance, a person may use sexual activity or pornography as a way to avoid anxious feelings. This is an ineffective way to deal with problems, and patients usually require help to identify the problems in their thinking.
One common type of sexual addiction is pornography addiction. When a person is consumed with a pornography addiction, he may also experience a physical sexual addiction. This can lead to a loss of relationships or employment. Physical sexual addiction can lead to problems such as sexually transmitted diseases or drug and alcohol problems.
How Is Sex Addiction Treated?
The very best way to treat a sexual addiction is through a licensed sex rehab program. If you seek sex addiction recovery, please call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline. Our sex addiction helpline is staffed by experienced and caring addiction professionals who understand what you are going through.
We work with a wide network of specialized rehab programs. Whether you need a sex addiction therapist, a couples’ counselor for sexual addiction or simply want to talk to someone about the symptoms of sex addiction, we can help. We can also put you in touch with an experienced and reputable interventionist who may be able to help an addicted family member. We can help you work with your insurance provider to arrange insurance coverage for sexual addiction treatment, and we can also help you arrange travel to and from rehab treatment. Please call today and find out how we can help you.
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