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What is porn addiction?

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Porn addiction, a subcategory of sex addiction, is characterised by an individual compulsively accessing and viewing pornographic material, and feeling a complete lack of control over their porn-viewing behaviours. Whilst accessing porn is not necessarily an unhealthy behaviour in itself, when porn use becomes excessive and is having a negative impact on your life and your ability to function on a daily basis, this may be a sign that you have developed a harmful porn addiction.

Porn addiction is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern society, due to the availability of the internet and other forms of technology, allowing this type of material to be accessed and downloaded anywhere and at any time. 

Porn addiction treatment and therapy

At Priory, our addictions experts understand that seeking help for your porn addiction can be incredibly daunting, especially considering the ‘taboo’ nature of this subject, and the stigma surrounding porn use. All of our specialist addiction treatment hospitals and clinics offer a free initial addiction assessment with an experienced addictions therapist, enabling you to discuss your porn addiction in a safe and non-judgemental environment, whilst guaranteeing utmost discretion and confidentiality.

Following your initial addictions assessment, our world class multidisciplinary team will be able to create a comprehensive treatment programme, which is tailored to your individual needs. This ensures that the unique nature of your porn addiction, as well as any underlying causes or triggers, are addressed in a personalised manner, thus ensuring the best possible outcomes for you as an individual.

The type of therapy that you receive at Priory during porn addiction treatment can be tailored according to your individual needs. Therapy will typically consist of a bespoke blend of therapeutic approaches as a means of tackling your individual addiction, and enabling a successful recovery. Therapy for porn addiction may include:

  • 1:1 therapy – this form of therapy takes place on a 1:1 basis between you and the most appropriate addictions specialist for your needs. 1:1 therapy allows an in-depth exploration of the unique nature of your porn addiction and the steps that you can take to overcome it.
  • Group therapy – this form of therapy takes place as part of a wider group of addiction patients. Group therapy allows you to share your experiences with others who are experiencing similar problems to you, receive guidance from each other and offer mutual support. Group therapy has been found to be highly effective in the addiction recovery process.
  • Couples therapy – this form of therapy takes place with your spouse or partner, with each session facilitated by an addictions specialist. Couples therapy facilitates an open, two-way dialogue between yourself and your partner, enabling a mutual understanding of the problems that your addiction is causing, and the impact that this is having on your relationship.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – CBT is widely used in the treatment of a number of addictions, including porn addiction. The purpose of this therapy is to challenge the dysfunctional thought processes that are exacerbating your addictive behaviours, and replace these with more healthy alternatives. This helps to change your behaviour and enable a return to a happy and fulfilled life.
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At Priory, we are able to offer treatment for porn addiction on an inpatient, day patient or outpatient basis, depending on your unique requirements, the severity of your addiction and the intensity of the support that you require. These options will be discussed in more detail during your initial assessment, and used to shape your bespoke treatment plan.

12-Step philosophy for porn addiction

The treatment and therapy that is provided at Priory for porn addiction, is guided by the 12-Step philosophy, which is a world-renowned abstinence-based model, that was first pioneered by the organisation Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The 12-Step philosophy focuses on combining the porn addiction recovery process with an individual’s spirituality and their motivation to change.

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