Overcoming any addiction can be a difficult road and a long journey. If you are willing to learn and become disciplined, there are ways to overcome whichever addiction you are suffering with. Porn addiction affects not only young curious male teens but men and women of all ages, married or single. Porn addiction ranks higher in numbers over certain drugs and alcohol. These simple steps can show anyone how to overcome porn addiction.

The first step is admitting that you have an addiction. Is your addiction affecting other areas in your life including relationships, job, hobbies and even mental health? If so, know that porn addiction can have a negative impact with high consequences if the habit is not controlled and handled correctly.

Now that you are aware and can acknowledge the addiction do not beat yourself up over it. Since porn encompasses lasciviousness material, people can think of themselves as morally perverted for even having the problem at all. The goal is to resist the temptation of porn to not even watch it anymore.

Knowledge is power; and now that you have the know-how that you want to change and break the bond of porn addiction, what leads you to watch it is what you will need to do next. Identify the triggers that cause the craving to make you want to watch porn. Finding the triggers allows you to seek a different outlet for whatever you are feeling in the moment; it could be boredom, stress or anger that you feel when you want to watch it. When you sense one of these feelings arise, look for something else to do instead to get your mind away from porn.

As time goes by, you will start to overcome these battles and can win the war over addiction. Little by little it will become easier and easier to say no to watching porn. You may have to start slowly by limiting time watching or going down to once a week to once a month and so on. Eventually, as the time of use of it decreases, it becomes much easier in the long run.

Continue to remove the temptation, so the thought of porn is no longer a thought. You can do things like put a parental lock on your computer or TV, block certain websites or use your computer in a public area. Throw away any DVD’s that are pornographic and toss all magazines. You can even take up a new hobby to use more time up in your day. Read, volunteer or spend more time with family and friends to satisfy your emotional needs.

If all else fails, professional help can be a last resort. Therapy can be an excellent tool for guidance and exercises if you feel it will be too hard to accomplish on your own. Just know that you are not alone on your journey to overcome your addiction to porn. Millions of Americans struggle with it but remember that you can beat the temptation.

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