Break Free from the Addiction

If you have come to this page you may be seeking help for yourself, your spouse, or another loved one.  So, first of all we want to commend you for seeking that help.  The sin of pornography can carry with it great shame, and many people find it difficult to come forward.  On this page you will find resources, links to helpful websites, and the answers to some of the questions you might be holding in your hearts.  We pray that this might be “the first step” toward freedom for you and your loved ones.

If you are asking this question, that might be the first indication that you need help.  However, it is confusing to determine the difference between a simple moral failing, an addiction, or a compulsive disorder.  Generally speaking, if you are unable to attain 90 days of freedom at a time, something needs to change.  Pornography use, coupled with masturbation, changes the chemical make up of the brain and it can take up to 100 days for the brain to heal from the changes that have taken place. Gary Wilson speaks about the  addictiveness of internet pornography – find the videos at www.yourbrainonporn.com.

If you are wondering if you really need help, you can take this easy online assessment.  The assessment is based on 7 different levels which range from someone who might look at rated R movies once in a while, to someone who is compulsively acting out in dangerous  ways.  For an explanation of  the seven levels watch the video in the bottom left corner of the website.  When you  take the assessment you can invite a sponsor to receive your results.  If you are working with a counselor or spiritual director, you can enter that person’s email to share your results.