SEX ADDICTION TREATMENT
SEX ADDICTION TREATMENT IN GENERAL
The debate over “Sex Addiction” versus “Disorder” vs “Moral Failure” vs “excuse”, or any other label is, for clinicians doing the work, largely a semantic and academic debate, that does not need to be won.
My opinion is these behaviors are created by a disorder
- The sexual behavior is created by a paraphilia, personality issue, or mania.
- The disorder is always progressive. It will get worse over time if it is not treated.
- The disorders thinking and behaviors can affect all areas of the person’s life, and these many areas often need addressing in treatment.
- The cornerstones of treatment are confronting thinking that minimizes harm to others, minimizes harm to one’s own situation, minimizes responsibility, moves responsibility for the behavior onto others or ones circumstances.