Sex Addiction Treatment in Chiang Mai Do you obsess about sex on a regular basis? Spend hours watching pornography or seeking out sexual encounters to satisfy a craving? Have you experienced feelings of shame or guilt from acting on your sexual cravings?
In a world so focused on sex, it is sometimes hard to know when we cross the line into addiction. But the fact is, sex addiction is a real behavioural disorder affecting many people and making it virtually impossible for them to sustain healthy, meaningful relationships. The good news is that there is help. With quality treatment, you can be freed from your addiction and maintain a healthy sex life and fulfilling relationships.
Sex addiction is a process addiction classified by compulsive sexual acts and/or thoughts. Just like drug or alcohol addiction, sex addiction is caused by a malfunction in the brain’s reward circuitry. Sex addiction is challenging to combat because unlike substance addiction, sex is not something that can realistically be abstained from in most cases. Sex addiction can be difficult for individuals to identify in themselves. It varies from person to person, but the defining feature of sex addiction is the negative consequences associated with the behaviour. Sex addicts suffer many consequences including disruptions to their family, work life and their sense of personal identity. It often causes extreme feelings of shame and guilt, which can lead to depression and isolation from others. Sex addiction is a progressive disorder that, over time, gets worse. It is important to seek help to avoid more serious consequences.
There are many types of sex addiction. Sex addicts are most likely to fall into one or more of the following 10 categories:
Left untreated, sex addiction has many detrimental effects on a person’s life, and can often lead to the following consequences:
Overall, sex addiction wrecks havoc on personal lives on many levels. It is also nearly impossible to stop on your own, because complete abstinence is not realistic for most people. In addition, triggers are unavoidable as we are constantly surrounded by images and messages of sex. Without professional treatment, sex addiction is incredibly difficult to combat.
Luckily there are treatments available that are effective and confidential. The two main treatment options for sex addiction are outpatient and inpatient treatment centres. Outpatient treatment allows people to continue their day-to-day activities while fitting therapy into their daily schedule. This type of treatment is convenient for those who do not have the option to take leave from personal commitments. Inpatient treatment is held at a residential rehab facility. Inpatient clients are housed and treated simultaneously and have access to around-the-clock care. Inpatient treatment is considered the ‘gold standard’ for addiction treatment for several reasons including:
The Cabin: Effective Confidential Treatment for Sex Addiction
If you are struggling with sex addiction, The Cabin’s inpatient programme is the turning point you have been looking for. The Cabin’s proven Changing pathways method, which has a 96% completion rate, is specifically designed to treat process addictions for which complete abstinence is not possible. It is also especially effective for treating co-existing addictions if you are struggling with more than one. The method incorporates the key concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12-step facilitation and mindfulness. Certified and highly trained clinical professionals help you get to the root cause of your addiction and create a treatment plan individually tailored to your needs. Through counselling, we provide you with the tools necessary to engage in a healthy sex life. The Cabin also offers family therapy options to help restore relationships for those whose addiction has disrupted their family life. The time for change is now.