Diagnosis… sex addiction
Sex addiction is a real disease. It is as real and harmful as an alcohol addiction, a gambling problem, or cocaine dependency. It wreaks havoc on those afflicted with it, extending to family and friends of the addict as well.
In our society, we find it difficult to talk about sex facts, and even more crushing for anyone to admit they might have a sex addiction. Oftentimes, others scoff at the notion that they have a real “addiction” and label those with this disorder as “sluts” or “immoral”. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Diagnosis… Sex Addiction is a frank and raw look at this sexual disorder that often has devastating consequences when left untreated. The signs of symptoms of sex addiction can often be dismissed or overlooked. Those who cannot stop looking for the “high” that comes from sexual activities are usually ashamed by their sexual compulsions and addictive urges and become very clever at hiding them.
Sexual addiction definition: Sexual addiction is defined as a progressive intimacy disorder, categorized by sexual thoughts and actions that over time become increasingly compulsive and overwhelming. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the addict and on family members’ increases as the disorder progresses. Left untreated, the addict usually has to intensify the addictive behavior to achieve the same results. If you recognize these warning signs in a loved one who you think may have a sexual addiction, then you can potentially intervene while sexual addiction treatment can be most effective.