Breaking free from unwanted sexual behavior isn’t easy, but it’s possible.

At S.A. Lifeline, we understand what it’s like to feel the shame and hypocrisy of living a double life. You may have  tried hundreds of times to stop only to return to the same life-crippling behavior.

Many of us had never applied the term sexual addiction to our unmanageable situation. We resisted the idea that our unmanageable patterns of sexual behavior represented anything more than a bad habit that we could stop anytime, on our own. Others shied away from using the term sexual addiction because we felt it to be shaming, so we referred to our unwanted sexual behavior as a compulsion. But what we do is different from who we are.

It is our experience that regardless of whether we want to self-identify as an addict, if we treat our unmanageable behavior like an addiction, we are more successful in our efforts to make the desired changes. We’ve helped thousands of people discover a pathway to healing. All those who rigorously follow this pathway heal and thrive. 

What is Pornography/Sexual Addiction?

The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity has defined sexual addiction as “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior…despite increasing negative consequences to self and others” (The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 2013, Sexual addiction should not be simplistically viewed as a moral failure. While acting out behaviors may be immoral from many viewpoints, failing to accept the underlying impulse-control disorder often results in persons being directed to ineffective recovery tools and methods.

Until we correctly name what we are experiencing as a behavioral addiction, we often keep trying to secretly control or overcome unmanageable sexual behavior by using sheer grit, willpower, prayer, and the like. Acknowledging sexual addiction helps us see the deeper physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our behavior. With this broader vision, we move away from relying on our own strength to overcome, and instead we come out of hiding, connect with others in a supportive community, and learn to surrender our will to the God of our understanding, relying on His power to help us meet the challenge of overcoming.

Join us today by signing up for a free SAL 12-Step meeting and discover the support you need to build a life free from addiction and trauma ….one day at a time.

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