Identifying effective strategies to treat pornography addiction
Le Clair, Brian J.
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Abstract Spurred on by ever-evolving, highly sophisticated technology, pornography can occupy a tremendous detrimental influence on personal behavior. This paper traces a possible ideological pathway that opened the door for porn to carry such an expansive presence in modern culture. Simultaneously, people seeking treatment for addictions to pornography have increased in unparalleled numbers. Little agreement exists as to how pornography is defined and whether as a process addiction it carries the same severity as a substance addiction. Uniform treatment standards and counselor competencies do not exist. This paper attempts to shed light on what clinicians do to help people recover from pornography addiction and what precise strategies they find effective to help people regain control and establish sobriety.