Soldiers are hardworking, dedicated professionals who give their all to serve their country. But like everyone else, soldiers are susceptible to addiction. If sex addiction has become an issue in your life or the life of a soldier you care about, help is available.
What Causes Sex Addiction?
Sex addiction seems simple on the surface, but it is actually a complicated problem. Sex addiction is usually about much more than just sexual activity. In many cases, there are deeper causes of a sexual addiction that must be explored in a safe counseling environment. Furthermore, sexual activity produces an endorphin rush for most people. The person will experience a change in brain chemicals. Endorphins cause a temporary feeling of happiness or euphoria that can become addictive over time.
Compulsive sex begins to happen in the later stages of sex addiction. Because the brain becomes accustomed to so much stimulation, the sexual activity becomes compulsive over time. A person in the later stages of sex addiction will no longer enjoy sexual activity or pornography. Instead, that person will be trapped in a cycle of addiction that is miserable and hard to escape without help. Sex addiction requires treatment and will not get better without reliable sex addiction rehab.
Sex Addiction and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
In some cases sex addiction becomes a way to cope with pain or emotional distress. For many soldiers, this emotional pain is a result of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can cause a number of symptoms including nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression and mood swings. Some soldiers turn to sexual activity to try to numb these feelings of trauma and anxiety. PTSD can take over your life very quickly, and sex addiction with PTSD often work together to create a cycle of abuse that is difficult to break.
Fortunately, integrated rehab can help. Dual Diagnosis treatment combines addiction treatment and the latest in mental health and PTSD treatment to help you heal as a whole person, from both issues at the same time. Because Dual Diagnosis Treatment gets to the root of the issue, it is a good way to ensure that you have a stronger recovery.
Get Sex Addiction Help Now
Whether you are in the Reserves, the Army, the Marines, the National Guard, the Navy or the Air Force, we can help. We are a private organization that is dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome addiction. Because we work with a wide network of reputable treatment programs, we can help you and your loved ones overcome a number of issues.
Please call us now at our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to learn how we can help you or someone you love overcome sex addiction, PTSD, drug addiction and more. Our calls are completely confidential and free to you.