If your loved one uses drugs or alcohol, noticing the problem and getting them help as soon as possible is relatively straightforward. However, when they’re struggling with sex addiction, recognizing the problem and getting them treatment is more complicated. Many people don’t get the help that they need for this process addiction because of the stigma surrounding it and fear of judgment from their loved ones. However, there is caring, compassionate, and confidential treatment available. If you or someone you love is battling a sex addiction, then it’s time to contact Insight Into Action Therapy. Our therapists have experience in providing support for many conditions, and because we have an office instead of a facility, we can provide treatment in a relaxed and comfortable environment. To learn more about our services, please contact Insight Into Action Therapy today at 703.935.8544.
Defining Sex Addiction
Some experts don’t define sex addiction as an official diagnosis, making it challenging to find the treatment many people need. However, our therapists do recognize this process addiction for the disorder that it is. However, we understand that when a person performs sexual acts compulsively in order to get the same high that they would if they were using alcohol or drugs, they’re battling sex addiction.
There is a range of signs that someone you love is battling an addiction to sex. One of the most recognizable symptoms is that someone is seeking multiple sexual partners to fulfill their needs. Additional signs of sex addiction include:
- Experiencing an inability to regulate sexual behavior, in spite of some adverse consequences
- Compulsive masturbation
- Changing their activities and lifestyle in order to accommodate the need to perform several sexual acts a day
- Experiencing an uncontrollable desire for pornography
- Compulsively requiring sexual stimulation
These symptoms can significantly impact your life, making it more difficult to function normally. Fortunately, with help from our therapists, you can put your process addiction behind you.
Why It’s Vital to Seek Sex Addiction Treatment
Many people don’t want to seek treatment for their addiction because they believe it doesn’t adversely affect them or the people around them. However, this is untrue. This addiction can be dangerous to their health and may lead to difficulties in maintaining romantic relationships. It can also impact your physical and mental health, adversely affecting their quality of life and their safety. You’re also at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and giving them to other sexual partners. Additionally, if your advances get out of your control, you risk dealing with legal problems or going to jail.
Additionally, your sex addiction adversely impacts the people around you. You may lower your romantic partner’s self-esteem because they feel like they’re not enough for you. Your loved one may also feel pressured to perform certain acts that they’re not comfortable with to please you. Furthermore, your children may not have a proper role model, leading to problems in their lives in the future. Therefore, for the sake of yourself and the people you love, finding treatment is vital.
Learn More at Insight Into Action Therapy
At Insight Into Action Therapy, our therapists are here to help manage your sex addiction, giving you the tools and the strength to move into a better, brighter future. We provide a wide array of services to support you through this process, such as:
You don’t have to suffer from your process addiction anymore. Please reach out to Insight Into Action Therapy to learn how we can support your recovery from sex addiction by calling 703.935.8544 or using our convenient contact form.