Self-help Tips for Teens with Porn Addiction

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series

STAR Guides Wilderness - Self-help Tips for Teens with Porn Addiction

“If I am not ingesting, injecting or consuming anything dangerous, then how can I be an addict?” This is a statement that is commonly used by porn addicts. If you are an internet porn addict yourself, then this thought may have crossed your mind. And if you are a parent of a teen who is addicted to porn, then you must have heard this in a conversation or an argument.

But it is a scientifically proven fact that porn is just as addictive as any type of drug or alcohol. So, if you find yourself falling in the ‘porn-trap’ and thinking thoughts like the one mentioned above, then you should peruse and act on the self-help tips mentioned below. And if you have already tried and failed at quitting yourself, then you should contact STAR Guides. They have specific therapy programs designed to treat porn and sex addiction.

Listen to the Guilt

Porn addicts will be able to recognize the feeling of guilt they feel just before they turn their computer on, with the intention of looking at explicit materials. Just for a moment, you start thinking about how you will feel afterwards. Listen to and focus on these feelings and move away from your computer as soon as they crop up.

The Arguments

Whenever you are about to view pornography, you will have that very familiar mental argument with yourself. You need to challenge yourself and try to make an argument against watching internet porn.

Get to Know your Addiction

Teens who have just stepped into the world of internet pornography have a better chance with this point than someone who has been viewing porn for longer. The people in the latter category can seek the help of STAR Guides, to get counseling for their porn addiction. You need to look at situations or times when you view pornography, and discover what makes you want to look at it. What you learn may be able to help you beat your addiction.

Fill your Time

After you have done the activities mentioned in the previous point, you will know more about the time frames and moments in which you are more likely to view porn. Try and schedule other activities in the same time frames, preferably group activities, so you will have something better and distracting to do.

Once you start utilizing the information above, you will see an improvement. If you still can’t beat your addiction, then you require professional help; the type of help that STAR Guides can offer.

Company Introduction

STAR Guides is a first of its kind addiction therapy center. It offers uniquely designed wilderness therapy for adolescents struggling with sexual behavior issues. STAR Guides provides navigation for the whole family of people faced with the challenge of disruptive sexual behaviors. Sexual compulsivity, pornography, cyber-sex addiction and sexual offences are some of the issues that are treated in this program.

For more information, please visit https://starguideswilderness.com/

About the Author

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.

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