Categorised as behavioural and compulsive disorders, sex and love addictions significantly impair the lives of thousands of individuals every day.
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Are you suffering from a Sex and Love Addiction and need help? If so, Asana Lodge are leading UK based experts in Behavioural Addiction Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
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
- Isolation from family members and friends
- Lack of interest in hobbies
- Excessive masturbation
- Secretive behaviour
- Reduced concentration
- Mood swings
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.