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Help For Internet Porn Addiction & Porn Addiction Treatment In Long Beach

With the advent of high-speed internet pornography, we are seeing more and more individuals struggling with compulsive porn use. More people are asking for help because it is destroying their lives and relationships
Kevin Klebe, LCSW

Specialized Porn Addiction Counselor at Novus Mindful Life Institute

If you clicked on our website, then you may be dealing with a porn problem or wondering if you are a porn addict and need porn addiction treatment. You may be looking for help and trying to figure out how to stop or cut down before the consequences catch up with you. Or you may have already suffered the effects. You may be losing your spouse or partner, or losing your job.

Whatever your situation is, Novus can help. We are experts in assisting people to overcome porn addiction.

What is porn addiction?

Porn addiction can be defined as the compulsive use of porn to deal with uncomfortable feelings and moods despite continued consequences.

The behavior, besides the immediate sexual gratification, leaves the person feeling guilty and shameful, and compounds itself with consequences and unmanageability in the person’s life.

Often, the person engaging in the compulsive sex gains little satisfaction in the long run from the behavior. They often feel lonely, depressed and out of control, which in turn leads them back to the compulsive sex in an attempt to feel better.

How do I know if I’m a porn addict?

Here is a list of ten possible warning signs of porn addiction. These have been put together by Dr. Patrick Carnes, one of the world’s leading experts in sex and porn addiction. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you think you may have a problem with porn addiction.

  • Have you tried to stop or set limits on your porn behavior and found that you were unsuccessful?
  • Have you found yourself engaging in the behavior longer than you intended or to a greater extent?
  • Have you tried to resist looking at porn and found that you can’t?
  • Have you spent an unreasonable amount of time-consuming porn or recovering from these experiences, like lack of sleep or missing work obligations?
  • Have you engaged in porn despite having other obligations such as work, marriage, or child care?
  • Have you continued looking at porn despite knowing the consequences to work, family, and yourself?
  • Have you had to give up social, occupational, or recreational activities to engage in porn?
  • Do you find yourself being preoccupied with porn or preparing for viewing porn?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you might want to look further at your behavior.

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Why do I need porn addiction treatment? Can I do this on my own?

The short answer is no, most likely not. For some internet porn is fundamentally changing the way your brain relates to sex. The brain becomes “hijacked” by the addictive behavior. It becomes difficult to stop without the right tools and professional support. Most people quit for a short time but then return to the same routine, but now with more significant consequences, like the loss of a relationship or marriage.

Your Brain & Internet Porn

We know that porn can severely impact the brain. As we are studying the brain and addictions, we are beginning to see that excessive online porn use changes how the brain responds to sexual cues. In one area, called hypofrontality, the brain loses the ability to say no or control the impulse to take action on a thought. For the porn addict, it becomes harder and harder to say no to internet porn. You probably know this already! Trying to change on your own will most likely be unsuccessful. Your brain needs help.

You need the support of others to change your behavior successfully. Willpower alone may help you in certain circumstances, but you will not have any real long-term success. When the crisis is gone, you will most likely return to your compulsive porn use.

You need the help of others to help create a robust recovery plan. The therapists at Novus Mindful Life Institute have extensive training in the area of porn addiction treatment. We know and have access to the latest research in the field of porn addiction treatment.

We can put you on the right path and give you the tools you need to make the changes you want. The therapists at Novus Mindful Life Institute are trained to handle the complexities that can arise from treating this issue. Many of our therapists are Certified Sexual Addiction Therapists. This certification shows that they have extensive training in the area of sex and porn addiction treatment. Remember, it is essential to get the help that you need.

How long does treatment last?

That can depend on the level and intensity of your addiction, but it does take some time and a strong commitment to making the changes you want. Porn addiction treatment Help.

Now is the Time To Ask For Help

Waiting until you feel more comfortable or less shameful about your porn addiction is most likely not going to happen. Please understand that we know this is difficult. Reaching out from the isolation and the double life of porn addiction means that things may be different. But you asked the question: How do I stop my porn addiction? So we want to give you the honest answer and be straightforward.

The first step is making the call. We care about the people that come to our offices. We are professional and private. We are not here to judge you. We understand how difficult it is to trust someone with this secret. You may feel very alone, isolated even; but the truth is, you don’t have to be.

 

  • We have the expertise and understanding to put you on the path to change your life and save your relationship.
  • Our experts bring robust and cutting-edge treatment options to those struggling with porn addiction.
  • We understand this problem.
  • We have many success stories of people turning their lives around

Call us today at 562-418-5574 or Email us at info@novusmindfullife.com

At Novus, we provide a compassionate team of professionals who will work with you with a level of commitment that you will not find anywhere else. Let us help you start or further your recovery today.