SEX ADDICTION TREATMENT
Reasons for Sex Addiction
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.