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Porn Addiction Treatment Boulder

While in most cases pornography is entertainment, other times it can become a habit that leads to dependency. This is the reality for most patients seeking porn addiction treatment in Boulder.

When a person finds themselves seeking healing for sex and porn addiction, they most often have more questions than answers.

We all need to know that pornography addiction is like any other addiction: a consequence of a psychological cause.

Pornography viewing produces an excessive release of dopamine and, therefore, overstimulation in the brain's reward system. This excess release of dopamine generates a message to repeat the behavior and thus keep producing it. This generates the constant need to feel this stimulation or, what is the same, an addiction. This process is the same process that causes addiction to drugs or alcohol. It is one of the so-called non-substance addictions.

Continuous consumption of pornography ends up altering the brain's functioning and structure, generating more activation in some areas, such as the amygdala, and even modifying the size of some brain regions. As in all addictions, overstimulation promotes more frequent consumption, and the natural sexual act ceases to be as pleasurable. The more pornography is consumed, the more the activity of the reward center is reduced, and the more dopamine the brain needs to generate to feel pleasure.

There are many triggers that can lead to pornography addiction. An example can be anxiety. When we go through a bad moment, such as a breakup, job loss, or mourning for the loss of a family member, individuals are more motivated to fill the emotional void they feel and have no resources to handle the situation, so they resort to calm down somehow through this reward system that we explained above and therefore to consume pornography.

On other occasions, the causes of pornography consumption are more complex and are related to physical or psychological abuse, abandonment by caregivers, and even to have suffered some form of abuse or sexual violence.

Knowing the causes of these types of addictions is not enough. It is also necessary to know that, like other addictions. Specialists can also treat these.

At Begin Again Institute, we have helped people since 2008 to access sex addiction treatment in Boulder with very favorable results for our patients.

As we mentioned, the causes of these types of addictions are mostly psychological, which is why professionals' help is required to overcome them. In our case, we have a team of highly trained professionals to help our patients and a methodology and approach that we have been perfecting since we opened our doors.

Overcoming addiction to masturbation, pornography, or sex is possible as long as there is an adequate treatment for the patient's needs and context, and that is what we do at our treatment center in Boulder.

If you want to know more about our treatment plans, methods, or you want to meet our team of professionals, contact Begin Again Institute for the world's leading intensive healing for sex porn addictions and intimacy disorders: 720-702-4608

Porn Addiction Treatment Boulder
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Porn Addiction Treatment Boulder
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