Your UK Guide to Rehab: Why it’s necessary and why it could save your life.

For people with drug & alcohol addiction problems

Call now: 01721 360 016

Porn Addiction Cardiff

Help for people in Cardiff suffering from porn addiction

What to know about Porn Addiction?

Porn addiction is the feeling or compulsion to excessively watch pornography and not be able to stop, which typically can interfere with work, relationships, and other parts of daily life.

If addiction is costing you more than money, it is usually a problem.

This type of addiction may be pretty common

Is porn addictive?

The basic answer is YES. For people in Cardiff, porn can be a topic that people aren’t as open about, making it difficult to understand the difference between watching porn as a harmless erotic pastime and being compelled to watch it all the time.

Through things such as the internet and streaming services – porn couldn’t be easier for some to access, which ultimately makes it harder to stop.

The diagnosis of pornography addiction is often controversial, and not all UK psychiatrists and therapists will acknowledge it.

Signs of Porn Addiction

These are the most common signs:

  1. Neglect personal care
  2. Damages relationships
  3. It affects job or schoolwork
  4. Less interested in social interactions/activities
  5. Porn becomes something of a routine
  6. Watching porn at risky times and moments
  7. Hiding habits from partners
  8. Become more demanding
  9. Emotional distress when not watching porn
  10. Letting go of other responsibilities
  11. You feel as though you need to watch porn to feel a high
  12. You’ve Lost Interest in Sex
  13. You’re More Demanding
  14. They spend large sums of money on pornography
  15. They use porn to cope with sadness, anxiety, insomnia, or other mental health issues.

It is crucial for addicts to ask for help, as porn addiction can be very difficult to treat alone and without medical supervision.

1 in 5 internet searches on a mobile device are for pornography.

What causes porn addiction

  1. Drug or alcohol problems
  2. Mental health issues
  3. Family conflict
  4. Lack of support groups in Cardiff
  5. History of sexual or physical abuse
  6. Ease of access to the internet
  7. Biological causes
  8. Socio-cultural influences

Husbands addicted to porn

Porn addicting affects more men than women. This is because men who have a porn addiction are over 30. This means that we often see several husbands coming in for treatment. However, the first enquiries are usually made by the wife.

If you are determined to help deal with your husband’s addiction – realising this process can take time is essential – keeping this mindset can help increase the chance of successful treatment and a healthy relationship.

20% of men admit to viewing pornography at work.

Porn Addiction Complications

It’s easier said than go and get treatment for your addiction; however, without support or advice, consequences include:

  1. Shame/Guilt
  2. Neglecting loved ones
  3. Loss of focus
  4. Job termination
  5. Financial problems (Debt)
  6. Substance use
  7. Mental health issues
  8. Damaging relationships
  9. You’re looking at it or watching it in places that aren’t appropriate, like work or school.
  10. Your sex life starts to be unfulfilling.
  11. You have a craving for more pleasure.
  12. You can’t stop looking at or watching porn, even when you try.
  13. You can’t quit even though you don’t enjoy it as often.
  14. You’ve been heavily looking at or watching porn for 6 months or more.

Can you stop alone, or should you see a professional in Cardiff?

No. If you are reading this page, then the answer is very unlikely. Without finding out the addiction’s root cause, the best outcome would be to swap this addiction for another. Alternatively, many people turn to drink or drugs to solve this problem. But then you have two problems instead of one. Call now: 0808 239 7427

88% of porn scenes contain physical aggression. 49% contain verbal aggression.

 Treatment

While seeking treatment for a porn addiction might feel daunting, the good news is that many options are available.

Porn addiction recovery is always possible with the right help and support; here are several ways we can help treat behavioural disorders for people in Wales.

Rehab
We have catered for many people suffering from porn addiction in the past through rehab.

Residential rehabilitation can initially sound very daunting; however, it is a safe and helpful environment to heal.

“The longer you delve into your treatment within a residential rehab, the clearer you will see how your life was before and what is possible for you in the future, living a life free of addiction.

Outpatient rehab / Online rehab

Take back control over your life with; Catch Recovery

 Treatment can include

  • One-to-one counselling sessions,
  • group, and/or family counselling.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  • Online therapy.
  • Grief and trauma therapy
  • Medication
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Relationship counselling

Packages of 10 one-to-one therapy sessions at £1500 or virtually (£1200)

 When to see a doctor or therapist

Ask for help as soon as possible, as porn addiction can be very difficult to treat alone. It is important, to be honest, and comprehensive with a therapist – don’t leave out important details.

A person should see a doctor if:

  • They have trouble orgasming from sex with a partner.
  • They experience an increase in sexual dysfunction
  • Sex becomes painful.
  • They experience, or have experienced, other addictions.
  • They experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, or other mental health condition.

What if it’s left untreated?

Without a Doctor or therapist, porn addiction can be detrimental to your health and can intensify over time.

Untreated porn addiction problems include:

  1. Relationship deterioration
  2. Heavy financial problems
  3. Depression/Anxiety
  4. OCD/PTSD
  5. Aggressive behaviour
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Suicidal ideation

If you’re a resident within the West Midlands or the UK addicted to porn and have tried to quit unsuccessfully on your own, it may be time to seek help. Know that you are not alone in this struggle and that we provide rehabilitation opportunities to help you or a loved one.

Get help now

Quick contact Form

 Porn Addiction Resources in the Wales/strong>

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous UK: You are not alone.

 

Last Updated on July 5, 2022 by