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Treating Pornography Addiction

People of all ages have recovered from porn addiction at the Ranch. We provide an accepting environment so that you can heal without judgment. We understand this is a compulsion and can help you deal with all aspects of recovery. At The Ranch we treat co-occurring mental health disorders and provide treatment for alcoholism and addiction at the same time. You can repair your life and relationships as you gain a stronger sense of self.

Finding the Root Cause of Compulsions in Treatment

Treatment provides a vehicle for healing the past for the internet porn addict. First, we complete an initial evaluation to determine your overall physical and mental health. Then we create the most effective treatment plan for your needs using a blend of therapies.

Many porn addicts suffer from underlying psychological issues such as depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. They often have early life trauma. Over time they learn to use sexual imagery not for pleasure, but as a way to dissociate from uncomfortable feelings. Viewing pornographic material becomes the default response for dealing with life stressors.

Sex addiction treatment addresses the compulsive behaviors surrounding porn addiction. It also looks at the underlying issues that fuel it. Treatment includes:

  • Acknowledging common contributors to intimacy disorders such as deep-rooted attachment, enmeshment, neglect and trauma issues that typically begin in early childhood
  • Exploring the fear of vulnerability that may have prevented you from being present in intimate relationships
  • Looking at ways past pain made you want to self-protect by getting lost in the fictional scene of porn
  • Owning up to problems in current relationships
  • Recognizing how addiction has impacted your personal and work life
  • Learning to distinguish the fantasy life led through porn and real life relationships

Treatment for Co-Occurring Issues

At The Ranch we address dual diagnosis, or co-occurring mental health disorders. During treatment, you may find that the compulsive behaviors and dysfunctional thought patterns that led to porn addiction are also responsible for other behavioral addictions.

Porn addiction may also be complicated by co-occurring mental illnesses such as:

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Drug abuse/substance use disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Our Approach to Porn Addiction Treatment

Inpatient porn addiction treatment may be needed for long-term recovery, particularly if you have co-occurring issues. A first step is to find sobriety from porn. You will learn to manage electronic devices and television access to maintain your recovery.

At The Ranch, you’ll address emotional issues and trauma in a safe space, surrounded by people with similar issues. You will be supported through counseling and porn addiction therapy.

You may experience various types of therapies, such as:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Alternative therapies
  • Trauma therapy
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • 12-step programs or alternatives

The Ranch treatment center also offers a family program to help repair damaged relationships. Porn addiction can have a devastating impact on loved ones so it is important to also care for the family system.

What to Expect in Porn Addiction Treatment

The prevalence of porn has enticed a younger generation of men to learn all they know about sex through porn. It is also an increasing problem for women. Females may be attracted to internet pornography as a way to live out a fantasy. Because many people assume men are the only ones who are addicted to pornography, women sometimes do not receive proper treatment.

In porn addiction therapy at The Ranch, men and women receive gender-specific treatment based on their unique needs. People often feel shame about their compulsions and need help seeing that they are not alone. During treatment you will:

  • Begin to process childhood trauma that has contributed to this compulsion
  • Learn new communication and relationship skills
  • Develop new skills for self-soothing and coping
  • Learn to create genuine intimacy
  • Develop greater self-esteem

Why Choose The Ranch?

The Ranch provides high-quality sex addiction treatment. You’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Treatment includes an extensive plan for relapse prevention. You’ll receive support in creating a new approach to life and relationships. Your recovery program will include the skills for self-care and a toolbox for dealing with compulsions in the real world.

Your Recovery Starts Today

The most difficult step is the first one, where you accept and admit you have a problem. You are not alone. We’re here to help. Call The Ranch treatment center today: 844-876-7680.

Porn addiction symptoms may include:

  • Lying, keeping secrets and covering up the nature and extent of porn use
  • Porn use that escalates from a pleasurable distraction to a behavioral compulsion
  • Porn use that results in loneliness, shame, isolation and other negative consequences
  • Hours or even days lost to viewing pornography
  • Continued porn use despite negative life consequences
  • Continued porn use despite promises made to self or others to stop
  • Anger or irritability if asked to stop viewing or using porn
  • Reduced or even nonexistent interest in sexual, physical and emotional connections with spouses or partners
  • Increasing amounts of time spent on porn use and/or viewing progressively more extreme, intense or bizarre sexual content