Sexual addiction refers to an experience or a series of events which individuals describe as being unable to manage their sexual behavior. It can also sometimes be known as sexual dependency or sexual compulsion.
At the Clifton Clinic inpatient treatment will usually provide group therapy and individual therapy which have been found to be the most successful methods of dealing with sex addiction. The clinic rehab centre, recommends that a sex addict will need to begin working a daily programme of recovery, such as the Twelve Steps.
For a sex addict to be abstinent from the behaviour does not mean that they must stay celibate for the rest of their life, it is perfectly normal human behaviour to engage in sexual acts, just not ones which begin to destroy their lives and keep them in an extreme cycle of disgrace and self loathing. A sex addict who turns to celibacy as a way of dealing with the problem is not addressing the root cause .Therefore, for this aspect we can offer successful sex addiction treatment consisting of varying methodologies designed to help the patient live a healthier life. Some of the primary components of treatment include counselling, sex education and we also offer advice on Marital or family therapy and coping methods.
Sex addicts can suffer the same consequences associated with alcoholism or drug addiction i.e. lost relationships, financial problems, low self esteem and despair, but through sex addiction treatment, one can learn to control their urges and live a safe and healthy lifestyle.