Internet pornography use among teens has increased dramatically over the past ten years and we are only at the front end of understanding the impact that it is having on today’s youth. At Star Guides Wilderness, we provide treatment to youth from all parts of the country who have developed an addiction to pornography that has subsequently led to a variety of additional problems resulting in the need for intensive therapeutic intervention. These problems range from clinical depression and anxiety to self-loathing and hatred to sexual offending.
Recent research suggests that teens who regularly view pornography are more sexually active and even sexually violent. Internet safety expert Russ Warner has compiled a list of behaviors that are more commonly noted among teens who regularly view pornography.
At Star Guides Wilderness, we see first hand the devastating consequences that pornography addiction has on teens and our mission is to help teens and their families to recover from its effects and learn to live life free from pornography and sexual addiction.
Matt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of youth treatment and psychotherapy since 1995. He did his undergraduate work at BYU and earned his M.S.W. at the University of Utah. He has worked in a variety of treatment setting in his career ranging from wilderness therapy and residential treatment to outpatient treatment and state government.