Some of the most common therapeutic approaches to treating sex addiction include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Psychodynamic therapy helps people identify their unconscious thoughts and become more aware of their personal motivations. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps people with sexual addictions identify their limiting beliefs and replace them with more effective coping methods. Acceptance and commitment therapy, a type of CBT, encourages people with sexual addictions to accept their urges and commit to making decisions that are well-aligned with their personal values.
Mood stabilisers, naltrexone, antidepressants and anti-androgens have all been used to curb compulsive sexual behaviour in people with sex addictions. Mood stabilisers are typically prescribed for people who have bipolar disorder, but they can also be useful for treating other mental health conditions. Naltrexone helps people with substance-based addictions and behavioural addictions by blocking the brain’s ability to experience pleasure when engaging in certain activities.
Antidepressants are used to treat several co-occurring psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, which may limit sexual urges. Anti-androgens block the effects of male sex hormones (androgens). They’re often used to treat sexual offenders whose urges can put others at risk.
Attending support group meetings can also be helpful for people dealing with sexual addictions. Sex Addicts Anonymous offers 12-step meetings, giving participants an opportunity to share their experiences and support each other through the addiction recovery process. There’s also an organisation called Love Addicts Anonymous, which helps people recover from harmful dependencies on love and relationships.
Sex Addiction Treatment in the Swiss Alps
If you’ve been struggling with a sex addiction, it’s possible to learn how to control your urges and build stronger relationships with others. Clinic Les Alpes offers comprehensive treatment for sex addiction, giving you access to holistic treatments, several types of therapy and medications to help you manage your symptoms. Located near Montreux, Switzerland, Clinic Les Alpes is licensed by the Swiss Health Department and hires only the most experienced professionals to provide addiction treatment.
When you come to Clinic Les Alpes, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty, giving you the mental clarity you need to work through your problems and take responsibility for your actions. To learn more about our luxury rehabilitation centre, call (877) 630-4284 to speak with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate staff members.