Is Your Sexual Behavior Out of Control? You Might Have A Sexual Addiction…
Do you find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts that at times lead to distressing sexual behavior you keep secret from others? You might have a problem. It’s possible that you are suffering from uncontrollable sexual behavior that might be a type of sexual addiction.
Sexual compulsion problems emerge in a diversity of patterns or forms including: Compulsive masturbation, Compulsive prostitution use, Cybersex (pornography, Internet dating, etc.), Exhibitionism, and many other problematic sexual behaviors. We specialize in all types of compulsive sexual behavior problems and we can help you. Call 208-755-7114 Today.
For the sexual addict, boredom, rejection, fatigue, or proximity (i.e.: association with or the actual place of past use, viewing sexual movie scenes, or time alone) will provoke exposure to conditioned dopamine rewarding behavior patterns. These behaviors are driven by the anticipation of the reward. This is the seeking, searching, and planning behavior that often goes unnoticed or intentionally kept secret. Anticipating the reward, these behaviors trigger strong cravings to sexually act out. This is so even after someone has developed long-term abstinence, so just quitting your acting out behavior doesn’t address the powerful conditioned response that anticipation of doing the behavior has within the sexual addict. Qualified sexual addiction therapy opens the door to healing by getting at this entwined brain-based pattern.
Are You A Sex Addict?
If you have any concerns about loss of control and/or life consequences from your compulsive sexual behavior, or you wonder if you may have a Sexual Addiction, we encourage you to take a free and confidential screening test by clicking HERE. You will be taken to an external site to complete the survey. It is free and confidential. You will not be asked any identifying information. Once you have completed the questions you may print the result. To understand your screening results or answer other questions, call Coeur d’Alene Counseling at 208-755-7114.
Sex Addiction is Real!
Sex addiction is a chronic disease of the brain’s reward and related circuitry systems. The dysfunction in these circuits explain the unmanageable life circumstances. Sex addiction is a progressive disease. If sex addiction is not treated or otherwise engaged in recovery activity, it most often results in severe life consequences such as premature loss of primary relationships, inability to sustain adequate work, and other chronic mental health problems such as depression. Coeur d’Alene Counseling is able to treat sex addiction and help sexual addicts achieve a life of sexual health and fulfillment.
What is Sex Addiction?
The term “sex addiction” describes an individual having an unmanageable preoccupation with sex. Constant daydreaming about sex takes over and controls an addict’s thinking, making it challenging to work or manage healthy personal relationships. Despite the possibility that their actions may eventually carry serious and/or harmful consequences, sex addicts often indulge in a variety of high-risk, acting-out behaviors. For More Information, Click Here.
Sexual Addiction Awareness
Coeur d’Alene Counseling can help
Many sex addicts face the challenge of overcoming a sophisticated thinking pattern that justifies their actions while blaming and criticizing other people. This supports the addict’s belief that he does not have a problem or a disease that needs attention.
At Coeur d’Alene Counseling, clients are provided a safe, confidential and healing environment for sexual addiction treatment. The expert team of independent providers helps each client look at the core issues that caused the addiction and provides a pathway to healing the underlying cause of the addiction.
Our clients’ progress has shaped our reputation that is unmatched in the Inland Northwest. To learn more about Coeur d’Alene Counseling’s state-of-the-art Sexual Addiction Program, call (208) 755-7114.