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  • Brent Woods, MA, LPC

Conquering Pornography Addiction: Why It's Easier Said Than Done.



Conquering pornography addiction can be difficult and overwhelming. It is an addiction that is often misunderstood and carries a stigma with it. Pornography addiction is a type of sex addiction, which involves an individual’s compulsive use of pornographic material, such as videos, pictures, and literature.


The first step to overcoming pornography addiction is recognizing that it is an addiction and seeking help. Often, individuals with pornography addiction are reluctant to admit that they need help. They may feel ashamed or embarrassed and not want to talk about it. However, this is a necessary step in the recovery process. Seeking help from a qualified and trained mental health professional is the best way to address a pornography addiction.


Therapy can be an effective treatment for pornography addiction. While Cognitive-behavioral therapy is popular in most types of therapy, with pornography addiction, going a step further is necessary. Uncovering and identifying the addiction cycle can be very informative and transformative to starting to process to healing, while also involving yourself with recovery plans and support systems. Another benefit to counseling is that it can help individuals develop better coping skills, build healthier relationships, and work through underlying issues that may be fueling the addiction.


It is also important to understand that overcoming pornography addiction is a process that takes time and effort. It’s not something that can be “cured” overnight. It is a gradual process that requires patience, dedication, and hard work. It is also important to remember that relapse is part of the recovery process and should not be seen as a failure.


Conquering pornography addiction is not easy, but it is possible. With the right support, therapy, and dedication, individuals can overcome their addiction and live a healthier and happier life.

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