How to treat sex addiction?
Sex addiction rehabilitation
If you’re concerned that you (or a loved one) is addicted to sex and love, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. From London-based recovery centres to executive rehabilitation clinics, there are expert people who can help you get your life back on track.
The detox and recovery process for sex addiction is similar to that of substance addiction. It may be based on AA’s recognised 12 steps and will identity and help change behaviour that’s painful and damaging.
Addiction symptoms that are not to be ignored
The majority of people living with sex addiction experience long-term relationship and intimacy problems. These problems are fuelled by a sense of despair, anxiety and loneliness. Many sex addicts feel themselves torn between their compulsions and morality. Suicidal thoughts are also prevalent – if you can relate to this it’s vital to get help right away.
The impact of sex addiction can reach beyond relationships affecting all areas of your life. This lack of control becomes even more likely if you develop co-occurring disorders such as alcohol or drug addiction. Substance dependence is depressingly common for sex and love addicts as they may use drugs and alcohol to suppress feelings of worthlessness.
Private and confidential
It’s only natural to have concerns about privacy and confidentiality if you’re thinking about getting treatment for sex addiction. Don’t let your addiction use this fear to justify not going into rehab. All rehabilitation and recovery centres operate strict confidentiality policies that all personnel must agree to.
At Step One Recovery, confidentiality is at the heart of everything we do. Every single person in our team is committed to this from our doctors and therapists, to chefs, cleaners and our Commercial Director. Your reasons for joining the rehabilitation programme, treatment programme and progression are all classified. We don’t believe in disturbing people in their private quarters and treatment is on a one-to-one basis.