The essence of all addiction is the experience of powerlessness over a behavior, resulting in unmanageability. The addict is out of control and typically experiences tremendous shame, pain and self-loathing. The addict may wish to stop their addictive behaviors – making promises and many attempts to stop – yet repeatedly fails to do so. The unmanageability of an addict’s life can be seen the consequences suffered, for example: 

  • Loss of relationships
  • Family break-ups
  • Financial difficulty
  • Job/career loss
  • STIs and other health problems
  • Sexual or physical assault
  • Depression, despair, loneliness
  • Guilt, shame, remorse
  • Fear, anxiety, hopelessness
  • Jail or prison
  • Suicide or homicide

If you are concerned about the consequinces of your addictive sexual behavior, you might benifiet from the SAA program. Find out more about the program here.