Some of you may be trying a sober January. You've decided 2020 is going to be different and you're going to break your addictive patterns. Perhaps you're going strong on your goal or maybe you've significantly reduced your use. If you're trying to prove that you don't have an issue with substances by taking this month off....you may be mistaken. The fact that you're trying to control your consumption shows that you likely have a problem. And if you accomplish your goal of sober January, have you thought about how your February will unfold?
One of the dangers in doing a sober January is that Super Bowl follows shortly after. Historically this may have been a time where you haven't been able to control your drinking or using. And this may be especially difficult for you if you're coming off of a sober January and want to celebrate your accomplishment.
If you can identify with sober January or not being able to control your substance consumption, please reach out. I'm here to help you break your addictive patterns.
This blog post has info from The Centre for Healthy Sex www.centerforhealthysex.com
Porn addiction, internet sex or cyber sex addiction are becoming increasingly prevalent. Not everyone who looks at pornography on the internet has a porn addiction. There is a large number of people who find they cannot stop watching porn even though the want to. Online porn addiction can affect a person’s work, family, and ability to date or form intimate relationships. Hours on the internet can pass before the addict realizes they have neglected their commitments. The internet has increased access to new sexual avenues and anonymous hookup sites. The wide availability of sex can be a problem for people who feel controlled by their sexual impulses.
What is porn addiction? Porn addiction is defined as the overuse of pornography in a way that has negative consequences. A porn addict feels powerless to stop watching porn even though they want to stop. The porn addict may find that they are unable to control their internet use despite negative consequences. Pornography addiction is often isolating and consuming. Many porn addicts report that hours can pass before they realize how much time they have spent watching porn. Porn addiction can be time consuming. Porn addiction takes away from the time a person might normally spend with their family, friends, or working. When a person watches too much pornography, emotional and sexual intimacy with a real live person can be overwhelming. A fear of intimacy may reinforce the cycle of porn addiction. It is easier to turn a video on or off than to relate to a real person.
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