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Friday, April 15, 2011

Sexual Addiction

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Are you suffering some Sexual Addiction?
If you live in the Orangeburg, or other areas of South Carolina and need help with any form of addiction, please see: South Carolina Treatment
Sexual addiction is a popular model to explain hyper-sexuality, which is in essence, sexual urges, behaviors, or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control. There is no consensus among sexologists for whether the phenomenon represents an actual addiction or even a psychological/psychiatric condition at all. Sex addicts engage in distorted thinking, often rationalizing and justifying their behavior and blaming others for problems. They generally deny they have a problem and make excuses for their actions. Proponents of the sexual addiction model draw an analogy between hyper sexuality and substance addiction, recommending 12-step and other addiction-based methods of treatment.

Behaviors associated with sexual addiction include:

  • Compulsive masturbation, self sexual stimulation
  • Multiple affairs (extra-marital affairs)
  • Multiple or anonymous sexual partners and/or one-night stands
  • Consistent use of pornography
  • Unsafe sex
  • Phone or computer sex (cyber - sex)
  • Prostitution or use of prostitutes
  • Exhibitionism
  • Obsessive dating through personal ads
  • Voyeurism (watching others) and/or stalking
  • Sexual harassment
  • Molestation/rape

Sexual rehabilitation and treatment:
  • Residential sex addiction treatment. With these programs, individuals live on-site at the treatment facility for the duration of the process. This level of inpatient care allows the individual to focus solely on his or her recovery without the distractions of the outside world (and the temptations that come with them).
  • Outpatient sex rehab. Some individuals are simply unable to put everything in their life on hold so that they may attend a residential sex rehab program. Outpatient treatment fills this void nicely as it allows men and women to attend sex addition counseling during the day, but then return home to be near their families and/or support system in the evening.
  • Holistic sex rehab. A number of programs seek to enhance overall wellness during sex addiction treatment through holistic means. These holistic rehab centers incorporate programs such as yoga or meditation into the flow of treatment. As a result, individuals are able to find a greater harmony and balance in their lives – a fact that greatly enhances their chance of overcoming sex addiction.

Treatment Centers in your area:
Starting Point LLC
1421 Bluff Road
Columbia, SC 29201

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center Earle E Morris Jr
610 Faison Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Richland Springs Psychiatric Hospital
11 Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203

The Midlands LRADAC/The Behavioral Health Center of
1325 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

MCXL-PHS (ASAP) Moncrief Army Community Hospital
4500 Stuart Street
Columbia, SC 29207

Veterans Affairs Medical Center William Jennings Bryant Dorn
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

William Jennings Bryan Dorn
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Tri County Commission
910 Cook Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Call 1-877-772-6302 To Discuss Treatment Options if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Addiction and/or a Mental Health Disorder.
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