Category: Struggling with Porn

The Bond Between Sex and Eating Disorder Addicts

Our blog today comes from Joshua Shea who is an author and public speaker and uses his experience as a recovering pornography addict to educate about the dangers of pornography and its impact on today’s world. His second book, “He’s a Porn Addict…Now What?” will be released in December. You may contact him via RecoveringPornAddict.com

By Joshua Shea

By Spending seven weeks during the summer of 2015 at the Sante Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas, was one of the most rewarding, transformational experiences in my life. Since I had been to rehab for my alcoholism 13 months earlier, and spent 10 weeks in that program, I thought I’d be able to breeze in and out of this place, adding to the resume I was trying to build for the judge in my case, showing I was far more ill than evil.  Brain

Much like my first experience in California, it didn’t take long before I recognized that while I wasn’t a sex addict in terms of actual intercourse, my decades-long pornography addiction clearly qualified me to be part of Sante’s program.

Sante dealt with four groups of people. There were the traditional drug and alcohol addicts that most rehabs see as their core clientele, but this rehab also dealt with sex addicts and people with eating disorders. They believed that most addicts were cross-addicted and could benefit by having so many resources in one place.  Continue reading “The Bond Between Sex and Eating Disorder Addicts”