Experience Sex & Love Addiction Treatment & Rehab

Categorised as behavioural and compulsive disorders, sex and love addictions significantly impair the lives of thousands of individuals every day.

Diagnosed by addiction and relationship specialists, sex and love addictions require addiction treatment & rehab if they are to be overcome.

What Is a Sex Addiction?

Sex addictions impact up to 6% of the global population. As with other behavioural and compulsive disorders, when a sex addiction controls an individual’s life, intrusive thoughts and compulsions experienced leave many unable to cope.

Though there are a multitude of signs and symptoms that indicate that a sex addiction is impairing an individual’s life, the following signs and symptoms are the most common characteristics:

  • Encountering obsessive sexual thoughts
  • Having sex or being sexual with multiple people
  • Paying for sex
  • Depression
  • Isolation from family members and friends
  • Lack of interest in hobbies
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Secretive behaviour
  • Reduced concentration
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability

While not everyone that finds their life affected by a sex addiction will experience all of the signs and symptoms noted above, many are thought to experience at least two.

What Is a Love Addiction?

Defined as an impulse-control disorder, love addictions arise when an individual craves affection and love. Often stemming from childhood trauma, bereavement and abuse, love addictions affect 10% of the population.

Individuals who find their lives affected by a love addiction will seek love and affection to feel secure and desired by another. Those struggling with love addictions will fear being alone, remain in abusive relationships and will do almost anything to secure love and affection.

Sex and Love Addiction Treatment and Rehab Options

As sex and love addictions are behavioural disorders, much of the treatment we offer includes psychological and well-being therapy.

Conducted in one-to-one and group settings, our therapies for sex and love addictions include the following:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Trauma counselling
  • Abuse counselling
  • Relapse prevention sessions
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • Self-help sessions
  • Family therapy

Each of our therapies are customised to the personal needs of our clients. Not only does this ensure that addictions can be catered to, but it guarantees that recovery goals can be achieved.

We have outlined just a few of the treatments that are commonly administered when sex and love addiction treatment & rehab is sought via our residential rehab.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT as it is otherwise known, is a psychological talking therapy.

Encouraging those in rehab to acknowledge to cause of their sex and love addiction, cognitive behavioural therapy challenges any negative thoughts experienced to ensure that compulsive behaviours that ignite sex and love addictions can be overcome and managed.

Trauma Counselling
Sex and love addictions are often noted in those who experience childhood trauma. When emotional experiences are encountered in childhood, many crave love, affection and intimacy later in life. To ensure that our clients have the best possible chance of maintaining their recovery in the weeks, months and years that follow treatment, trauma counselling is provided.

Trauma counselling, like cognitive behavioural therapy, is a psychological therapy that addresses the cause of addiction. Working with an experienced psychologist, trauma can be evaluated, and coping strategies can be devised.

Family Therapy
Like many other behavioural disorders and addictions, sex and love addictions hinder relationships and cause family units to break down.

Though some relationships cannot be repaired entirely, family therapy is administered to improve communication and help all affected parties understand the impact of a sex and love addiction.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Many sex and love addictions co-occur with substance addictions and mental health disorders such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. As a result, in addition to offering a wealth of treatments for sex and love addictions, at Asana Lodge, we also administer dual diagnosis treatment.

Dual diagnosis treatment combines treatments for sex and love addictions with treatments required to manage additional conditions.

Though treatment provided when dual diagnosis treatment is required will depend on the co-occurring addiction or disorder, detoxification, rehabilitation, therapy and aftercare is typically combined.

Simultaneously treating co-occurring disorders gives those in recovery the best chance of overcoming all aspects of their addiction and prevents relapses.

Securing Help For A Sex and Love Addiction

At Asana Lodge, we know that those struggling with a sex and love addiction are often ashamed and embarrassed to secure sex and love addiction treatment & rehab, which is why many sex and love addictions are left untreated.

To ensure that securing help for a sex and love addiction is somewhat easy, we have created a discreet and confidential self-referral service.

Our self-referral service combines an initial enquiry, pre-admission assessment and clinical assessment to guarantee that appropriate treatment can be sought and commenced within a short period.

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Though many believe they can overcome their addiction independently, professional sex and love addiction treatment & rehab is advised.

To secure treatment at our residential rehab, call us today on 01908 489 421.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes A Sex and Love Addiction?

Love addictions often stem from childhood relationships, trauma, abuse and bereavement. Sex addictions arise as a result of trauma, abuse and bereavement. Mental health disorders, hormones, and genetics also increase the likelihood that an individual will develop a sex and love addiction.

How Long Does Sex and Love Addiction Treatment & Rehab Take?

Sex and love addiction treatment & rehab at Asana Lodge takes approximately 28 days to complete. However, some individuals do require treatment for a more significant period. Those who attend our rehab often remain within our centre for up to 90 days.

Is Additional and Love Addiction Support Available?

Yes, upon completing sex and love addiction treatment & rehab at Asana Lodge, aftercare support is provided. This additional support sees those in recovery attend weekly group therapy sessions. Providing a safe space for many individuals to discuss their recovery and seek guidance from recovery support workers, aftercare support essentially advocates a long-term recovery. In addition, sex and love recovery support groups can be attended. Support groups are available throughout the United Kingdom and can be attended by anyone that has sought treatment for a sex and love addiction.


John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 3 August 2021

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

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MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures