“Alternative” Treatment for Porn Addiction


We’re taking a brief break  from the topic of what constitutes a sexual compulsion.

I’ve come across a few requests through this site for  “alternative” treatment  for porn addiction.  I wondered for a while what that could mean.  Vitamins and minerals?  Acupuncture?

Finally someone mentioned that the cost of treatment centers was exorbitant, but he needed help nevertheless.

Ah!  Perhaps “alternative” means “affordable” and, by definition, away from centers, therapists, coaches, shrinks, and psychiatrists altogether.

I thought this might be a good time to put in a plug for my practice.  Centered in Manhattan, I often use “SKYPE” to do sessions with people worldwide.  AND, if folks can come during weekday afternoon hours, I can offer a drastic cut in my usual fee.

That said, let’s assume you mean REALLY a home-remedy treatment plan completely divorced from the clinical community for how to quit porn.  So, here are my thoughts:

  • Go to TONS of Sex Addicts Anonymous Meetings.  I don’t know how nontraditional that suggestion is, but these folks will definitely help you get the monkey off your back (and it’s FREE!).  I can’t say enough about the benefits of 12-step.  On a personal level, I’ve enjoyed 25 years free from alcohol through it.
  • Instead of using the internet to get into trouble, use it to get well.  There are a number of sites and forums around where you can find plenty of others who have been in your boat and climbed out.  They’ll be happy to help you get on shore.  Included are:
  • www.recoverynation.com and www.thisisyourbrainonporn.com.  Do Not, Not, Not…miss them.
  • www.healthymind.com. Information about how to recover from sex addiction.
  • no-porn.com.  A forum for recovering porn addicts that’s been around forever.  You’ll find plenty of people who have succeeded in getting free from the addiction.  Ask for help.  Click the link for “hypnosis”.  There you’ll find a company called “Hypnosis Downloads” which offers one protocol for sex addiction and another for porn addiction.  Both are very good.
  • www.feedtherightwolf.com.  A GREAT site.  They also offer a free online recovery program for porn addicts who want help.

Helpful Books on Treating Porn Addiction

Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery, by Kevin Skinner, Ph.D.

Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession & Shame by George Collins, MA

In the Shadow of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. et al.

The Sex Addiction Workbook, by William T. O’Donahue, et al.

That should get you started.  In a week or so, I’ll write about the specific recovery therapy I use when I work with clients.

Feel free to ask for more specific suggestions.

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3 thoughts on ““Alternative” Treatment for Porn Addiction

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