Counseling For Sex Addiction
Sex is designed to unite two persons in a “one flesh” union. Therefore, many powerful emotional, spiritual, and biological forces are present in persons engaging in the act. During sex, the brain releases a variety of hormones and chemicals which are very pleasurable and create a bonding experience with the other person. The pleasurable chemicals that are released are likened to the “highs” people experience when taking drugs; just like substance abuse, if this behavior becomes repetitive and addictive, the body can experience a tolerance effect which requires more sexual stimulation or excitement to capture the original high.
Some of the symptoms of sex addiction are: unable to cut down, sexual acting out causing anger in others, excessive guilt and shame between the highs of sexual acting out, and a feeling of being on edge if a person is unable to have sex over a short period of time. There is also considerable long-term effects sex addiction can cause such as intimacy and relationship issues, financial issues, workplace problems, and potential sexually transmitted disease. Sadly, these feelings and consequences can often make the addict seek out sex again as a manner of escape. The irony is that sex is being used as a pain reliever for the issues it has originally created.
Some behaviors that can indicate you need addiction counseling for sex in NJ are the following – should they become repetitive and out of control…
- Partner sexualization
- Unsafe sex
- Simultaneous affairs
- Adult bookstores and/or sex clubs
- Seeking sex with prostitutes
- Phone sex and/or cybersex
There are a number of causes of sex addiction, including psychological, spiritual and biological causes. If either yourself or a loved one are exhibiting any signs or symptoms that you suspect may be indicative of addiction to sexual behaviors, contact us today for help in a caring and safe setting.
About New Convictions Recovery
New Convictions Recovery is an addictions recovery counseling center, which is located in Hawthorne, NJ. Not only do we help those addicted to sex but their loved ones as well. Unlike traditional therapy, our approach is faith and holistic based. It treats a person’s body, spirit, and mind. We have more than ten years of collective education and experience, and over this time, we have refined our approach to addiction treatment.
Addiction counseling near me
For more information about addiction counseling for sex in Hawthorne NJ, or to find out more about the services we have available and the therapists that work at New Convictions Recovery, all you need to do is get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today. You can reach us by giving us a call at 973-963-4656. Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We know that making initial contact can often be the most difficult step but there is no need to worry. We will make sure you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible.