Porn Addiction in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane

Porn addiction in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane is as widespread as other regions of the country. In fact, six percent of Spokane County and Kootenai County residents suffer from of a sexual addition, and too many of them are not being treated. If you are living in Spokane or Kootenai County, the chances are reasonably high of knowing someone with an undiagnosed sexual addiction.

Sexual addicts come from all walks of life. Sexual addiction is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. Though there tends to be more male than female sexual addicts, the difference is very small, and between blue-collar and white-collar professions, there is no significant difference. Generally speaking, sexual addiction is equally present in all categories that identify the differences between people. Yes, you’re probably sitting next to a sexual addict right now. Very importantly, is that person in treatment? If they are not in some type of treatment, their disease will progress beyond what they can individually manage. Knowing a few signs of undiagnosed sexual addiction could be helpful in leading someone to getting the help they need.

Sexual addicts have typical patterns. Some are compulsive masturbation, compulsive us of pornography, pleasure-seeking Internet use that is not necessarily sexual, sexual activity with anonymous partners, unexplained secrecy, or regularly visiting sex-focused establishments such as strip clubs or adult video stores. These are just a few of the prominent signs/patterns, and noticing any one of these does not automatically mean there is a sexual addiction present. To determine that, careful assessment by a qualified practitioner is required.  A porn addiction in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane is a good thing because there is qualified help.    

If you know someone that would like to anonymously find out if there is a possibility of having a sexual addiction, you can complete a screening tool called the SAST. The SAST is a free-of-charge sexual addiction screening test. The direct web address is: http://www.recoveryzone.com/tests/sex-addiction/SAST/index.php . It is highly recommended that you review your results with a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist). CSATs are highly trained therapists that can help answer your questions and can design a treatment program. Ed Dudding of Coeur d’Alene Counseling, Inc. is a both a CSAT and a CMAT. Call today. 208-755-7114