Pornography Addiction And The Road To Recovery With Desert Solace

Although pornography has been present in magazines and other visual mediums for decades, the last 10 to 15 years has seen an industry explosion due to the invention of the internet, according to Mark Jorgensen, founder and CEO of the Utah-based pornography addiction recovery center Desert Solace.

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How Porn Addiction Affects Marriage

Over the past few decades pornographic addiction has risen to an all-time high. For married couples, this can be a very slippery slope as to what you may find offensive, and what you are willing to accept. In the past ten years thanks to the internet, pornographic videos and images have become readily accessible and even free to view.

It has been argued that due to the increase in available pornographic media, husband’s sexual expectations have also heightened in lieu of the fictitious films they are viewing. Here in lies the problem; real women in real life generally do not engage in the act of sex the same way that men see in in fantasy pornographic material.

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Marriage After Pornography Addiction: It Gets Better

Pornography addiction affects a marriage deeply.  When a man becomes addicted to pornography he is training his body to become aroused to visual stimulus.  As the addiction takes hold he requires more and more specific visual images in order to be satisfied.  If he notices a tiny imperfection he can discard the image or video and move onto the next one.  These trends are not conducive to real life sexual encounters.  The pornography addict often loses the ability to become aroused unless he visualizes pornographic images. This sexual disconnect is extremely hard to bear, and may cause emotional distance between a couple. Addicts also suffer from a host of emotional problems, such as a short temper, or low self-esteem. These emotional problems serve to drive the couple even further apart.

It gets better.

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Marriage Success Stories of Couples Who have Overcome Porn Addiction

Pornography and sex addiction are both terrible burdens on a relationship. Trust is broken, feelings of betrayal abound, and it feels like the world is slipping out from under you. There is hope. It is possible for a couple to recover from addiction.

The first step towards healing is to fully acknowledge the problem and any false beliefs. Pornography addiction is a type of obsessive-compulsive cycle. This compulsion is often reinforced by several false beliefs. One false belief is that the addicted member is basically a bad, unworthy person, rather than just someone who has made mistakes. Another is that no one can love the addicted person as they are. It is also common for addicts to believe that their needs will not be met if they have to depend on others, and that sex is their most important need.  Acknowledging these beliefs makes it possible to over come them.

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Desert Solace – Addicition Treatment Program

Desert Solace Addicition Treatment Program Philosophy:

Desert Solace will provide intensive residential treatment for adult male clients who suffer from addiction to pornography and other sexual behaviors through the use of a holistic, task-oriented approach.  Focused intensive treatment in a residential treatment program has been found to be a very successful method of initial treatment of addictive disorders.

Desert Solace will help men into recovery from sex addiction by progressing through the us  Desert Solacee of therapy, education, program structure and other experiential therapeutic interventions.  Through research and clinical use, the task-centered approach has been shown to be very effective in assisting those who are addicted toward lives of recovery.

Desert Solace
1239 W 4200 N, St George, UT 84770
(435) 817-1351

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