How to Get Help for a Porn Addiction

How to Get Help for a Porn Addiction


It’s great that we are getting more and more research because that’s what’s gonna move us towards is this a diagnosis and what is that diagnosis? What does that constitute? And is it a physiological addiction or is it more like a process behavioral addiction that might be linked to anxiety? Before we end this conversation this may be the most important piece. Alex, you found help, you started an online forum. Dr. Judy, Dr. Weiss what should someone do watching right now? Whether your peer is someone you’re worried may have a problem with porn or you yourself has a problem. Well I think we need to start from a place of letting people know that they shouldn’t blame themselves. Again, there’s a very big shame factor when we talk about something that has this moral compass attached to it. So again, it’s not your fault. We’re gonna work this out. It’s an issue and if you can’t control it yourself, like Alex, if you tried to apply those techniques and man, why can’t I do it? It’s not your fault, let’s take the shame away. And then you gotta go a trained professional. You gotta go to somebody’s who’s an expert. So how do I find someone who is adept at this particular type of problem because… And that’s the part that I think is challenging because you, you would love to find someone who deals with this type of problem or who’s well-read like yourself. I mean is there a– I mean this is what you do. You are experts but– I think work is hard to find because we don’t have a diagnosis, we don’t have… Therapists have to be trained, therapists get trained when we have a diagnosis. So we’re looking at issue that’s bubbling under, but I guarantee if you went to your average therapist and said, “I’ve been looking at too much porn,” they’d probably tell them, “Look, you’re 19, “lots of kids look at porn, don’t feel bad about it,” and they wouldn’t necessarily see it in the way that he’s experienced. Or maybe if that’s your first experience find someone who’s at least going to take you seriously and is willing– You need to understand the concept of addiction and compulsion as a behavior. I think it’s really important that people do their own research when they’re looking for therapists. Why wouldn’t you interview multiple therapists? So yeah, you can start online, you start with a reputable source like Psychology Today or something that gives you a roster of different therapists. You call each of ’em, maybe you go to a couple different sessions, and you ask them direct questions, “Have you dealt with people who have this issue? “What do you think about this issue for me? “What would be your tentative treatment plan?” And you can access it from there. Psychology Today has a listing online, you know, depression, anxiety, they say compulsive sexual behavior, you can check that box and find therapists who have that training. Well we’ll have more resources on our website. Alex, thank you for boldly sharing your story, and the work you’re doing. Dr. Weiss, thank you.
(clapping) And this was a great discussion, thank you Dr. Judy. Thank you, guys. The Doctors. 12 years in! The prognosis you prayed for. For the first time in public, I wanna see if she can take a few steps. This is so scary, ahhh! The treatment you needed. You look fabulous. It’s the daytime talk show that’s been your cure for over a decade. That is literally taking the lives from the community! I can’t believe that this is happening. With the issues affecting your health right now. It is not housing, it is not economic inequality, it is a health crisis! I lied to you, and I lied to you. I have a truth that I’m going to reveal. The Doctors on call for season 12. (audience clapping)

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  1. Top 10 reasons religion is like pornography
    1 it is been practiced for all of human history in all cultures
    2 it exploits perfectly natural even commendable impulses
    3 its virtues are debatable its proponents fanatical
    4 people love it but can't give a rational reason for it
    5 it objectifies and degrades women while that worships them
    6 you want to wash up after shaking hands with any of its producers
    7 the costumes are outrageous, the performances silly, the plots unbelievable
    8 there's nothing wrong with enjoying it, but it's nothing to be proud of either
    9 it's not a sound basis for public policy, government, or international relations-but it's much more interesting
    10 it stars are totally fake

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