Sex Addiction Rehab in Leicestershire

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We are a leading sex addiction rehabilitation team working in Leicestershire and helping clients across the UK.

We have years of experience working with sex addicts and those with uncontrollable sexual urges, helping people recover so they can develop healthy intimate relationships.

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Our team are professionally licensed and fully qualified to work in the field of sex addiction recovery and treatment, and we have helped many individuals over the years who have been suffering from sex addiction.

No one individual is the same, we provide personalised treatment for every patient.

Sex addiction, like substance abuse or alcoholism, can negatively impact a person's life and affect many areas of their life, which is why it needs to be treated in a safe, professional environment. Recovery shouldn't be a short term fix, to see results people suffering with sexual addiction/ sex and love addicts, need to aim for long term recovery.

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There are several forms of sex addiction treatment available that may help control sexual urges and compulsive sexual activity, all of which are available in our sexual addiction rehab.

Our team in can provide the support you need during this time and develop coping strategies for people suffering from sex addiction so they can live full, healthy lives.

If you are suffering from sex addiction or are concerned about a loved one showing sex addict symptoms, we can help. Please get in touch with our team today to learn more.

Who are We?

We are a team of experienced rehab therapists in Leicestershire who can help you with sex addiction in a professional and supportive manner to ensure the best results.

We are treatment providers that operate across the UK and have many years of experience working in rehabilitation for addictive disorders, including sexual addiction.

Sexual addiction is a behavioural addiction and should be treated with care and professionalism to support recovery. Much like other treatment options, such as for substance abuse or alcoholism, sexual addiction treatment requires experienced professionals to get it done right.

Our work in residential rehabilitation covers a variety of treatment options, including support groups, individual therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy, where you can work with addiction counsellors to learn more about your triggers and how to cope with them.

Sex addiction is nothing to be embarrassed about, and this is a common infliction in the UK, so you are not alone. It does require help and support to overcome, and this is something we can offer as licensed treatment providers.

If you are struggling with compulsive behaviours and believe you may be a sex addict, we can help. Contact us today to speak with a licensed counsellor and get advice on a treatment plan for you!

Why Choose Us to Help You?

We are accredited rehabilitation specialists in the UK that can work in the treatment of disorders and addictive behaviours, such as sex addiction.

While sex addiction is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, we understand that this is a sign of bad mental health, and it can contribute to other symptoms in your life.

Sexual impulses and compulsive sexual activity can have the same effects on brain chemistry as drug dependence due to the pleasure chemicals it releases, and this addiction needs to be treated with the same care and consideration as any other, which is what we offer.

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We have many years of experience helping individuals through various behaviour addictions, such as sex addiction, where sexual behaviour and sexual urges can no longer be controlled that are impacting everyday life.

We can also help with other behavioural addictions like eating disorders https://www.addictiontreatmentrehab.co.uk/behavioural-addictions/eating-disorder/leicestershire

Human sexuality can be a healthy act and something that can be expressed in a safe manner, but when sexual behaviour becomes compulsive, it is an issue that needs to be resolved in a safe environment such as our rehabilitation facilities to help patients regain control of their sexual compulsions.

We offer rehabilitation services in Leicestershire at reasonable prices, as we want to ensure that our clients get the support they need when they need it the most.

Dealing with sex and love addiction is nothing to be ashamed of, and it can be as serious as substance addiction in terms of the negative consequences it causes in a person's life.

Much like drug rehab, we offer sex addiction treatment to people across the UK who need our help. We aim to make our sex addiction treatment centres accessible, which is why we offer reasonable prices and a range of treatment options, from group therapy sessions to one-on-one work with an addiction counsellor.

We understand that sex and love addiction can be a difficult subject to approach and taking the first step can be tough, but we handle every case with care and consideration, as well as professionalism, to ensure sex addicts get the treatment they need and follow the right treatment programmes for them.

It is possible for sex addicts to recover and live healthy lives following sex addiction treatment as long as this is done well. If you are concerned about your own sexual activity or that of a loved one, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today and we can talk you through the treatment process and recovery process.

What Is Hypersexuality?

Hypersexuality is defined as the intense urge to perform a sexual activity and can also be referred to as compulsive sexual behaviour.

This is a form of sex and love addiction that can have negative consequences for people suffering from this, causing issues with physical and mental health and when forming an intimate relationship.

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To get the 'fix' when dealing with hypersexuality, people will perform sexual activity, among other activities, whenever possible, even if this is not appropriate.

Activities such as compulsive masturbation, sex with multiple partners, watching an excessive amount of internet pornography, phone sex, cybersex, and even visiting sex clubs or strip bars can take priority in a sex addict's life when dealing with this issue.

Although any sexual experience can be healthily explored, those with hypersexuality have little to no boundaries when it comes to sexual encounters and will become preoccupied with getting their 'fix', resulting in destructive sexual behaviour.

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What is Porn Addiction?

Porn addiction is when someone becomes emotionally dependent on internet pornography, such as porn videos and images.

This kind of sexual dysfunction will cause excessive, compulsive behaviour where watching porn will overtake anything else. Forming an addictive behaviour.

Like substance abuse or other forms of addiction, such as drug and alcohol, those dealing with this form of sex or love addiction will require increasingly stronger porn/substances over time for the same results and intense feelings.

This can cause sexual fantasies and eventual sexual activity to become extreme or even cause discomfort due to the overstimulation caused by porn addiction.

Frequently engaging in porn and this kind of behaviour can be a part of being addicted to sex and a love addiction, or it can be an issue on its own. These are all issues we aim to tackle in our treatment process.

There are some similarities between the two when it comes to the behaviours and preoccupation of someone dealing with an addiction, but porn and sex addiction are not always the same thing.

Compulsive behaviours are associated with addiction, whether this is sex and love addiction or substance addiction, so it is important to monitor your behaviours to determine when it may become an issue, but this does not always mean the same thing.

Those dealing with issues surrounding porn will usually limit their sexual activity to this content, whereas those with sex and love addiction can have many more physical triggers.

Causes of Sex Addiction

While the specific reasons why some people develop addictions to behaviours such as sex and love but others do not is not quite known, there are some causes of sex addiction that have been researched over the years.

Sex addiction can develop like any other addiction and cause compulsive behaviours like drug addiction causes substance abuse because it impacts the same part of brain chemistry, which sometimes occurs from an early age. It can be hard to pinpoint the root cause, as every case is different.

Sex interferes with brain chemicals in the reward system, causing a pleasure response and compulsive thoughts towards sex that can make people become addicted over time. This applies to those dealing with love addiction as well as any other addiction.

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The more that you interfere with sexual behaviour and it causes this good feeling, the more addictive it can become in some people and impact their daily life.

As you are compulsively performing sex acts and behaviour, it can take more over time to cause this same good feeling which is where compulsive and excessive behaviours come into play.

As not everyone gets addicted to sex, even with a lot of sexual activity, there is no clear way to determine whether you are going to deal with a sex addiction at some point in your life.

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Looking into other addictions can lead us to some reasons why people may become addicted to a specific behaviour.

Some of the causes of sex addiction explained include:

  • biological

  • psychological causes

  • genetics

  • abuse in childhood/ early age

  • dysfunctional family history/past trauma

  • hormones

  • biochemical imbalances

Some of the causes of sex and love addiction are biological, meaning there is an innate likelihood that some people are going to become addicted to these behaviours, but others are social.

No matter the cause of sex addiction, this can be a dangerous disorder to deal with, and it can have negative consequences in various areas of your life, which is why you should get professional help and seek treatment for sex addiction.

For information on costs of sex addiction help, please complete our enquiry form or visit this page: https://www.addictiontreatmentrehab.co.uk/cost/leicestershire

Sex Addiction Symptoms

There are various symptoms of sex addiction, much like other behavioural disorders, and these can be a sign that you are dealing with a serious issue.

If you are concerned about your own or a loved one's sexual behaviour, it is time to consider this list of symptoms to determine whether you are dealing with sex addiction.

While sexual desires, urges, and activities are a normal part of life and can be performed healthily, sex addiction can cause issues in various aspects of a person's life, which is why professional treatment is required.

Emotional Symptoms

The emotional symptoms of sex addiction can include:

  • Loneliness/ social life

  • Anxiety disorder

  • Depression

  • Self esteem

  • Mood swings or mood disorder (including bipolar disorder in extreme cases)

  • Shame

  • low self worth

  • Isolation

  • An inability to make true connections with people

  • Dissociation from risk, including from sexually transmitted diseases

Those dealing with sex addiction will experience a range of emotional symptoms such as those above which may develop into a more serious mental health condition if left untreated.

These can lead to other mental disorders when left untreated or be a sign of something bigger, such as borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder, which is why professional help is required to ensure people receive treatment and sustain long term recovery.

Dealing with an addiction means you have a preoccupation with a specific activity or behaviour, like sex. The inability to control urges can cause a lot of shame and even depression in a person, causing them to isolate themselves and avoid responsibilities.

When these symptoms are left untreated, it can result in worsening and even suicidal ideation, so seek professional help as soon as possible.

Physical Symptoms

As well as causing emotional symptoms, those dealing with sex addiction also experience physical symptoms such as:

  • near-constant arousal

  • sleep deprivation

  • insomnia

  • neglecting work

  • agitation

  • headaches

  • compulsive masturbation

  • having multiple sexual partners and promiscuous sex

  • neglecting personal responsibilities and relationships

  • difficulty achieving sexual gratification through standard means

  • preoccupation with porn, sex, love, and other related behaviours

It is also likely that those dealing with compulsive sexual behaviour and sex addiction will experience withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop their activity.

This can cause both mental and physical issues, which is why recovery should take place in a safe space and professional environment where patients can be monitored.

The sexual addiction screening test (SAST), can be used in helping to get a wider overview of an individual's sexual habits.

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Risks of Sex Addiction

There is a range of risks that come with sex addiction, and these can negatively impact people dealing with this issue. These risks require people with sex addictions in Leicestershire to seek professional help as soon as possible to keep themselves safe and diminish any obsessive thoughts.

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Risks associated with sex addiction can manifest in many forms and impact all areas of life, including:

Physical Health      

As well as the physical signs of sex addiction, those dealing with this disorder also have a range of physical health risks, such as the transmission of STIs, STDs, and other diseases.

As the addiction progresses, those dealing with compulsive sexual behaviour are more likely to partake in risky behaviours, including having unprotected sex. This can result in a high risk to physical health, including:

  • HIV

  • Hepatitis

  • Gonorrhoea

  • Chlamydia

  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

  • Syphilis

If left untreated, these STIs and diseases can result in long-term issues, including infertility.

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Any form of addiction requires more extreme behaviour over time to reach the same high, and this applies to both sex and love addictions. That's why sustaining recovery is of high importance, to prevent the behaviour becoming more extreme. This is apparent in other addictions too.

To achieve the same high from sex, people dealing with this addiction may lose a sense of their boundaries and partake in illegal activity, including:

  • prostitution

  • exhibitionism

  • voyeurism

  • non-consensual sexual acts

These are all punishable by fines or even jail time, so there are a lot of risks associated with this kind of addiction. To prevent the issue from becoming worse, you should seek treatment as soon as possible.

Effects to Career

Those dealing with an addictive disorder, like sex addictions, become preoccupied with their particular behaviour and sexual thoughts. This causes them to lose sight of any other commitment or responsibility, which can have negative effects such as:

  • demotion

  • punishment from employer

  • job loss

  • losing home or possessions

  • potential blacklisting when applying for jobs, loans and other support as reputation has been impacted

Effects on Personal Relationships

Sex addiction does not just impact the person suffering but also loved ones and other people in their lives.

When you become obsessively preoccupied with behaviour, such as sex or love addiction, it is hard to find time for anyone else.

This can result in:

  • loss of trust

  • inability to create intimate relationships or perform healthy intimacy

  • dishonesty with partner or children

  • divorce

  • loss of respect in the community/ on dating apps

Substance Abuse

Those dealing with sex addiction are more likely to deal with mental health disorders, such as depression. As a way to numb these feelings, as well as the emotional lows of their behaviours, substance abuse may be used.

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It is common for one addiction to lead to another, and this is something that can occur to those dealing with sex and love addiction. This is why support is required as soon as possible so the right treatment can be found before it leads to something else, like substance use/ addiction.

We help people in LE14 3 find healthy coping mechanisms for their addictions and help them manage symptoms through our rehabilitation facilities, making positive changes.

Mental Health

Any addiction can result in mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. It is possible that when the compulsive sexual behaviour is left untreated, it can lead to the development of personality disorders/ intimacy disorders or may be a sign of issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Professional help is required to manage symptoms and prevent things from getting worse.

Types of Sex Addiction

Addiction towards sex can take many forms, including:

  • Porn

Porn can be an addiction within itself and is a common issue across the UK. This is where the compulsive consumption of pornography takes over a person.

  • Masturbation

Although masturbation can be a healthy form of sexual expression, when it comes to an addiction, this behaviour is compulsive. It may also result in physical pain or discomfort.

  • Fantasy/Exploitative

Following an overconsumption and overstimulation of sexual behavior, it may require a lot more for people with this addiction to experience the same feelings or release. This results in fantasy, exploitative or extreme sexual behavior.

  • Seductive Role

A person dealing with this addiction will be highly sexual and find ways to perform in this way throughout their lives. This can cause them to be inappropriately seductive for example around work colleagues or in other professional settings.

  • Intrusive Voyeuristic/Exhibition

As extreme measures are required for addicted people to experience the pleasure from this behaviour, consensual or non-consensual voyeurism and exhibitionism may be performed.

  • Prostitution

This can include both the payment for sex using sex workers or selling one's body to get sexual gratification more frequently.

  • Trading

Those dealing with an addiction have a lack of boundaries when it comes to receiving their fix, which can result in trading. This can involve prostitution, where money is traded for sex but also other things such as the trading of time, assets, and other materials to get sexual gratification.

  • Anonymous

Due to the shame associated with sex addiction, people may perform anonymously in sex clubs, online, during phone sex or when using other sexual activities to get their fix

Sex Addiction Treatment

There are many forms of sex addiction treatment, and we offer a variety at our treatment centre to aid rcovery and find the right help for you or your loved one. We factor in individual's medical history when creating a suitable treatment plan.

If you are concerned about your sexual behavior and urges to the point where you believe you have an addiction and you take the important decision to get help, you can be offered the following treatments:

  • Rehab

This can be a residential treatment facility where you will stay for 30 days or more to work closely with a therapist to learn more about your triggers and healthy coping strategies.

  • CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective treatment for sex addiction, and it uses a combination of activities and therapies to help people identify their triggers, learn new coping mechanisms and change their behaviours.

  • Group Therapy

Support groups can be one of the most effective treatment methods as it allows sex and love addicts to work with others dealing with the same issue to overcome things. In some cases family therapy may be beneficial if the sex addiction is impactful on family members/ loved ones.

  • 12 Step Program

This follows the same strategy as any UK alcohol support system and is available for both sex and love issues. You can contact the love addicts anonymous or sex addicts anonymous to learn more about this treatment.

  • Counselling

This is where addicts can work one on one with a therapist to talk through their issues and learn to identify triggers and behaviours.

What Is The Best Treatment?

While all these treatments can be effective for addicts, rehab is the best treatment for sex addiction as it can take people away from their problems and offer 24/7 support.

As a leading rehab facility in Leicestershire, we offer sex addiction treatment to people across the nation in this safe environment that can provide ongoing care.

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We can help you manage symptoms of your addiction as well as work through these behaviours, so it is possible to move on with your life and experience sex healthily following our work.

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Rehab is an intensive treatment and one that can deliver the best results because of this.

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We can provide a free, confidential assessment to anyone who may be struggling with an addiction at this time. We can determine what your issues are and whether our rehab is the best solution for you so please get in touch with us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions for sex addiction.

What is the Difference Between Sex Addiction and Love Addiction?

There are some key similarities between both these disorders, and the two may be used interchangeably because of this. However, what sets sex and love addiction apart is the trigger.

Those dealing with love addiction will have issues with co-dependency and will experience symptoms similar to substance addiction.

This includes cravings for a specific person and feelings of euphoria when you are around them. This makes it difficult for a healthy relationship to develop.

Sex addiction is similar, although, in this, a person is addicted to sexual stimulation, acts and behaviours instead of a specific person.

What are the Impacts of Sex Addiction?

There are many consequences that come with sex addiction, affecting both the physical and mental health of the sufferer.

Those dealing with this addiction may experience mental issues, such as anxiety and depression, as well as physical withdrawal symptoms when they cannot access their desired activity.

They also might struggle to form/ maintain healthy relationships with their sexual partner or loved one.

Is there a Link Between Sex Offenders and Sex Addiction?

While not all sex addicts become sex offenders and vice versa, there is a link in some cases. This is due to the fact those dealing with addiction require more extreme behaviour to get the same relief from their behaviour over time, following overstimulation.

Those dealing with sex addiction may result in illegal behaviour to get their fix of their sexual interest which can result in them becoming sex offenders. This is why this addiction needs to be treated early on to prevent this extremity from occurring.

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We are a leading sex addiction rehabilitation facility in Leicestershire LE14 3 that work across the UK. We can offer the help and support you need during this time.

We offer support throughout the entire recovery journey and are available for all those dealing with these issues.

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Our team are professional and experienced therapists that have the necessary qualifications to do this work well.

If you are struggling with sex addiction or are concerned about someone you love, there is nothing to be ashamed of, and we can help. Please get in touch with us today through our phone number or email to get the help you need.

It is possible to make a full recovery from sex addiction when you get professional help, so reach out today.

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