While drug addiction and alcohol addiction are commonly known forms of addiction that affect people across the globe, behavioural addiction is much less common. Also known as process addiction, behavioural addiction occurs when a person becomes dependent on a certain behaviour in a pathological pursuit of rewards due to the deficiencies in the brain’s reward system. One example of a common behavioural addiction is sex addiction, which can come in many different forms. Any type of addiction can have negative consequences for the addict and those who love them. The Dawn offers an intensive sex addiction treatment that is tailored to give our client’s the best chance of recovery. Our Twin Pillars treatment model is a holistic and non-religious approach that caters to people from a variety of backgrounds. It has proven to be highly effective in treating all kinds of addictions and preventing relapse.
Sex addiction is very difficult to self-treat since staying abstinent is not likely for the majority of sex addicts. Additionally, triggers cannot be avoided since we are surrounded by messages and images regarding sex on a regular basis. However, there are effective treatment options that can be used to combat this addiction.
The Dawn is one of only a few rehab centres that is equipped to handle sex addiction and other forms of behavioural addiction. Our addiction treatment programme is designed to help our clients combat their sex addiction through a personalised treatment plan that is created upon an initial qualitative assessment. The Dawn’s very own treatment model, The Twin Pillars approach, was created to ensure that our clients receive the ideal balance between rehab, wellness, work and relaxation.
We combine Eastern and Western treatment methods that are run by our team of experts who are dedicated to helping each client achieve and maintain recovery. The first pillar focuses on rehabilitation and gives our clients the tools that are needed to overcome negative behaviour. Some vital components of this pillar include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and the 12 Step method.
The second pillar involves a wellness programme that has been designed to provide our clients with the mental strength and key tools that they need to build a better future. Some of the tools that we use in our wellness programme include physical exercise, mindfulness and meditation, massage and spa therapy and healthy eating.
Sexual addiction can come in many different forms, such as addiction to:
Sex addicts spend a significant amount of time being sexual, obtaining sex, thinking about and recovering from sexual experiences. Some other behavioural signs of sex addiction can include:
People with sex addiction may stop engaging in recreational, social or work-related activities due to their addiction. Without proper treatment, the consequences of this addiction can cause disastrous effects on an addict’s life in a variety of ways. Sex addiction can cause: