Sex Addiction and TreatmentSex Addiction treatments we provide in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba
Compulsive sexual behaviour can be as destructive and devastating a problem as any other addiction. Yet the shame and fear of being stigmatized by society often prevents those with a sexual addiction from seeking the help they deserve. A history of childhood sexual trauma may only heighten the fear of exposure.
As with other dependencies, sexual addiction is a condition that involves the sufferer becoming excessively preoccupied with thoughts or behaviors that give a desired effect. It involves spending an exorbitant amount of time thinking about and/or engaging in sexually addictive behaviors.
Examples sexual addictive acts may include having one-night stands or multiple affairs, contacts with prostitutes, viewing pornographic pictures or videos, or excessive masturbation. The sufferer may engage in behaviors like frequenting chat rooms, engaging in personal ads, or making obscene phone calls.
Aurora Recovery Centre treatment program is designed to help individuals:
- Identify addictive behaviours and their consequences
- Explore core trauma issues
- Learn about healthy intimacy and healthy sexuality
- Identify triggers and learn how to cope with them
- Establish a relapse prevention plan
- Develop an abstinence-based recovery plan
Aurora’s expert counsellors provide both cognitive therapy and behavioural modification. These are the best therapies for any addiction. You will learn new ways to handle old problems, and new behaviours that work for you instead of turning to sex which has been working against you up to now.
Exercise and other physical activities are crucial to your recovery. Aurora has beautiful walking trails, mountain bikes, an exercise room with equipment for you to use, and one of the largest pools in Manitoba. We have sports equipment and other options available as well. You will have a personal medically approved physical activity program designed especially for your current physical condition.
Treatment would be incomplete without skill building techniques to help you to avoid the need to return to your old behaviours. If you have and use these tools, permanent recovery is possible, and likely. Another important element of treatment is learning relaxation techniques. Once you are no longer depending on sex you will need to learn other ways to manage your free life and enjoy it to its fullest. Spiritual and meditative treatments have proved to be quite helpful, amongst other techniques. One of the most successful things users can do is attend a twelve step program. Twelve step programs have the greatest success for the greatest number of addicts. You will benefit from this experience while in treatment with us, and you will learn how to be able to enjoy your life, deal with your problems and achieve your dreams through the practice of these steps instead of the addiction to sex.
Our residential treatment program and ongoing outpatient care are the best practices for anyone suffering from a sex addiction. Aurora provides all of this to you as you recover in our beautiful centre located on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Our landscape and magnificent views of the lake and wildlife provide a relaxed, serene and spacious environment as you receive your daily treatment services. Your nutritional addictions recovery meals, your treatment program, your treatment experts at Aurora all combine with your courage to provide your best opportunity for permanent recovery. You have taken your very first step to recovery just by reading this. Now, call us and give yourself the opportunity for a new life.