What Is Sex Addiction?
Sex is a significant part of our lives. However, as beneficial for our health and relationships as it can be, for some, it can also be a highly addictive behavior because, during sex, our bodies release endorphins and pleasure chemicals, such as dopamine.
That means sex works similarly to some types of drugs, and that is how people with sex addiction treat them, constantly looking for the next "fix."
If you ever find yourself struggling to maintain your sexual urges, it may be a sign you've developed a compulsive sexual behavior disorder. Like substance abuse, sex addiction can break lives and families. The good news is that you shouldn't lose hope.
Like any addiction, sex addiction and its co-occurring disorders (e.g., porn addiction) are treatable. That is why whenever you start to notice your sexual behaviors start interfering with your day-to-day life, it means it's the right time to seek sex addiction treatment.
Overcoming The Grip of Sex Addiction
The feeling of needing to "get off" to sleep, be relaxed, or simply have a feel-good experience has probably become a need or compulsive behavior that is now interfering with your responsibilities or day-to-day life.
The happiness and joy of being with family or even walking in nature have been dimmed down and overtaken by a craving for excitement and rollercoaster sexual behavior, often in the form of all-consuming sex.
Needing to feel "madly in love" or having a habit of watching porn every day is often accompanied by sex addiction.
Like any addiction, sex addiction starts as a pleasurable activity. Still, over time it's turned into a compulsion that feels necessary to get through each day.
Once that happens, going for sex addiction rehab becomes the only way out of your addictive behavior. And here's where our sex addiction treatment program can help.
At Miracles Asia, many of the team, including the founders, are in recovery, so we understand your predicament.
Everyone who has visited our addiction treatment center has arrived at a crossroads, and some are unsure how to find a solution or way forward.
Our Clinical Team will walk you down the right path from your current crossroad and show you how to live a happier, healthier life free from addiction.
Why Choose A Sex Addiction Rehab in Thailand?
You might think of Thailand, a place of massages, sun, and many beautiful people, as a strange place to go for your sex addiction treatment.
However, once you arrive at our beautiful facility, you will immediately understand why we chose Thailand for our substance and sex addiction treatment center.
At Miracles Asia, the Clinical Team will keep you insulated from all temptations while providing you with a range of tools from Western and Eastern therapies that you can use to break free from your sex addiction.
Of course, during your stay with us, there will certainly be plenty of time to enjoy local sightseeing and island adventures, but without getting drawn into the "party side" of Phuket.
After all, what's the point of doing a treatment program if the same urges remain and you don't know how to manage them on your own?
For all addictions, we strongly encourage guests to stay clear of temptations. But, eventually, what you will learn during your stay with us starts to work no matter where you are and whatever temptations present themselves.
The sex addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia is highly personalized and is easily adapted to your life after discharge.
Sex Addiction Treatment At Miracles Asia Will Set You Free
You're likely trapped in the cycle many of us get trapped in - using sexual gratification as an escape.
It could be sex with an intimate partner, anonymous sex with random strangers, excessive masturbation, or any other compulsive sexual behaviors that negatively impact you and, even worse, your family members and loved ones.
Though many sex addicts also have other co-occurring addictions, such as drug or alcohol abuse, there is a difference between sex and drug addiction.
Drug abuse requires abstinence, while sex addiction can be managed so that your sexual behavior becomes healthy and stops causing you or your loved ones emotional pain.
Sex can be a positive, empowering activity. Still, when it becomes the object of addiction, that positive aspect disappears.
If you have a sex addiction, your sexual behaviors likely make you feel ashamed and guilty. That alone can be devastating, as you constantly feel the need to engage in sexual activity despite these negative emotions.
However, sexual addiction issues can become even more harmful for the addict's loved ones, which may even require them to undergo trauma therapy.
Now For The Good News!
Like other addictions, sexual addiction is treatable. There are numerous sex addiction treatment programs available, but only few can go toe-to-toe with what we offer at our Thailand rehab
Sexual addiction is treatable, just as other addictions are treatable.
Miracles Asia has decades of combined experience treating guests who are suffering from dysfunction in their sex lives or have negative sexual impulses.
Here are three simple reasons you should consider talking to our admissions team and arranging a free assessment:
Breaking free from sex addiction will immediately improve your mental health.
Your physical health will improve as you get back into regular exercise and a healthy schedule.
Your emotional intimacy will improve with any of your sexual partners, and sexual activity will once again become part of a healthy cycle that enriches your life.
Don't wait until your sex addiction becomes severe. Contact our team today and learn how our sex addiction treatment program can help you take control of your compulsive thoughts.
Spotting Negative Sexual Behaviors
Sex addiction can be hard to recognize when you're in the middle of a cycle.
Sex might be all you think about, it might have drawn you into bad situations, or you might be sacrificing the healthy parts of your life for more sex.
Like social media addiction, food or sugar addiction, and pornography addiction, sex addiction can be mixed in with healthy sexual behavior. Therefore, it can be tricky to separate harmful behaviors from normal sexual intimacy in your mind.
The possible sex addiction symptoms to look for include:
Engaging in sexual activities with multiple sexual partners;
Feeling the constant crave for sex and sexual behaviors, such as masturbation;
Spending time on activities that may eventually lead to sex;
Neglecting family life, work, and other responsibilities to engage in sexual activities;
Unsuccessful attempts to cut down on sexual behaviors.
It is good that you are here reading this because it will help you recognize whether or not you are dealing with a sex addiction that could benefit from inpatient treatment.
Seeking professional help for sexual addictions is important because negative consequences can destroy families.
It is not harmless...
Similar to drug and alcohol abuse, it can sometimes be hard to recognize sex addiction as the cause of the destruction happening around you.
The Relentlessness of Sex Addiction
If you have a sex addiction, you may know it's harming your life.
Or, you could be in denial, as many addicts are.
People with sex addictions risk almost any level of problem to calm their urges, including:
Relationship or family structure collapsing.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Employment or contacts being lost.
Introducing drugs to maintain the "rush" from having sex;
Selling or gambling with personal keepsakes to pay for their habit.
During treatment, you will start to understand the roots of your sex addiction, and you will learn ways of facing shame and letting go.
You will learn new and healthier ways of dealing with stress and other problems and start repairing the damage your addiction has caused.
Allowing Yourself to get help
We have our hand extended; you only need to reach out and grasp it.
Once you've committed to visiting us in Thailand, our Clinical Team will pull you the rest of the way.
Through the best sex addiction treatment Thailand has to offer, you will conquer your sex addiction before you know it and leave equipped with the tools you need to move forward in a positive direction.
The care you'll receive when you stay with us for sexual addiction treatment includes lots of understanding, patience, love, laughter, and hard work to learn the skills you will use for the rest of your life.
Your rehab program will be personalized to suit your specific situation and symptoms.
At Miracles Asia, we don't believe that one program style fits everyone's needs. We trust in a more individual approach to the treatment and recovery process, which is why success rate is so high.
Key Benefits of Residential Rehab
Perhaps the most important benefit of attending a residential treatment program
is that it also allows you to separate from your current surroundings, take a deep breath to clearly understand what your habits are doing to your life, and learn how to address them.
Why choose our Miracles Asia sex addiction treatment center in Thailand?
Your mental health can take a break and recede in a relaxed and peaceful environment.
Discover Yourself Again
After a few days, you'll realize you can be yourself, surrounded by judgment-free people. You will be free of the burden and see once again that life can be peaceful.
You will never be far from your loved ones because, at Miracles Asia, you are allowed to communicate with the outside with all of your regular devices.
You Will Learn & Grow
Perhaps most importantly, you will learn how to stay free of the nasty behaviors and compulsions that caged you in the first place.
Therapy is Key To Your Recovery
A crucial part of your recovery from sexual addiction is being open with your therapist.
Doing this will free you from the shame or guilt often accompanying a hypersexual disorder.
Together with your therapist, you will work through the different aspects of your sex addiction and unravel any other problems you are having.
At Miracles Asia, we offer guests many different variations of therapy from both Western and Eastern philosophies, so you receive a truly holistic program.
Some of the therapies you may experience are:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Commonly known as CBT, this therapy will teach you to be aware of your thoughts and resulting behaviors - giving you tools to manage your mind.
While not everyone with sex addiction has suffered trauma, it's often embedded in many people's past. Trauma therapy can help you discover why you have trouble managing your sexual activities.
These sessions are designed to help you understand the root cause of your addictions and how you can resolve conflicts healthily.
Healing Your Relationships
Like other addictions, sexual addiction disorders affect not only addicts but their loved ones as well. That is why, treatment programs often involve treating addicts' partners.
Sex abuse, cheating, lack of intimacy, or the drop in your responsibilities causes much damage that needs healing.
Couples counseling or family involvement may help your recovery but is not always necessary.
Confidentiality at Miracles Asia is the highest priority, and you always decide whom you decide to involve with every aspect of your treatment.
Full Recovery Is Possible
In time, your mental health and general state of mind will improve, your compulsive behaviors will recede, and your emotional distress and self-loathing will fade.
It happens to everyone that walks through the doors of Miracles Asia.
Whether for sex addiction, drug abuse, gambling, or any other behavior where repeated attempts have failed, your recovery will happen faster than expected.
Your life will clear up, free from the forces behind your sexual addiction. The sexual acts you use to escape will become unnecessary as you learn to be at peace with yourself.
You will leave Miracles Asia with a newfound sense of joy and hope you may not have felt for years.
Discovering your True Self
At Miracles Asia, you will be guided to discover who you are and where you are meant to be.
Finding your path sometimes requires a break from the daily grind and time to learn about yourself.
Clearing out the anxiety, depression, substance use, or other compulsive need during your stay will reveal who you are.
Repairing and healing relationships, often involving family, that have been damaged from engaging in destructive sexual behavior is also an important part of clearing the wreckage so you can focus on yourself and figure out the kind of person you want to become.
Meeting Your Psychiatrist
You will meet with a world-renowned psychiatrist, along with other top professionals, to find out if any medication will be helpful to your recovery.
You may suffer from a dual diagnosis, which is another reason it is important to spend time at an inpatient treatment provider like Miracles Asia.
Sufferers of sex addiction tend to have other underlying issues that need to be addressed so there's no relapse.
Aftercare & Relapse Prevention
When you are ready to begin your journey home, you will have strong support from our therapists and team for several months to ensure you adjust well.
Not all sex addiction treatment centers have a strong aftercare program, but Miracles Asia specializes in making sure that your symptoms and issues are treated during your stay as well as after you leave
Insurance plans typically aren't required by law to cover sex addiction as a primary diagnosis.
Some health insurance plans may provide coverage, but not all do.
If sex addiction happens to be a symptom of an underlying psychiatric condition, insurance will most likely cover you.
Miracles Asia can help you claim back any treatment cost with your insurance provider. However, please note that to begin your program, we require full payment before check-in.
Help Yourself, Step Out of the Cycle
Sex addiction can be just as distressing as any other addiction.
The good news is it's treatable. Miracles Asia's inpatient rehab program has the highest success rate in Thailand, with more than 85% of our long-term guests living healthy and happy lives in active recovery.
If you're struggling with compulsive sexual behavior, there is hope!
Feel free to reach out to us anytime, day or night, and our Admissions team will schedule a 10-minute assessment call to ensure which sex addiction treatment plan is a good fit for you.