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The Key Signs of Addiction

Mon, Jan. 09, 2017 Posted: 06:50 AM


As Christians, addictions are something that we try to avoid at all costs. However, people can get drawn into addiction without even realizing it until it is too late. Something as simple as being with the wrong crowd or exposure to undesirable material can lead to a person becoming addicted.

Of course, there are many different types of addictions and one of these is porn addiction. Like other addictions, porn addiction can become a serious issue and this is why it needs to be dealt with swiftly and efficiently. For those that do have this addiction, there is addiction help out there in the form of intensive counseling that can help to get the affected person back on track.

How can you tell if a loved one is addicted to porn?

If you are concerned that a loved one may be addicted to porn, the first thing you need to do is look out for common signs and symptoms. This will make it easier for you to determine the severity of the problem. You can then look into getting help for the person by speaking to them and encouraging them to take the help available. Some of the key signs to look out for include:

Anger and resentment when asked to stop using porn: Many addicted will become very angry and hostile if they are asked to stop using porn. Of course, some are very secretive so you may not realize the extent to which they are relying on porn but on the occasions you do mention it you may be greeted with hostility.

Spending a large chunk of their time online: Those addicted to port will often spend a large chunk of their time online engaging in porn activities and looking at various porn sites. While it may start off with shorter periods of time, this can increase as the addiction becomes more prevalent.

Failing to give up despite attempts: Another thing that many porn addicts do is attempt to give up but fail. A lot of sufferers try again and again to give up but they are always drawn back to porn. This is very similar to drug addicts who realize that their addiction is bad for them and try to give up but then go back to using drugs again.

Continuing to use porn despite problems: Porn addiction can cause a huge amount of problems in relationships. However, for a porn addict these problems are not the priority – using porn is. This is why many addicts will continue to engage in pornographic activity even though this is something that may have affected their relationships, home life, and even work life.

Being secretive: Porn addicts tend to try and be very secretive about their porn use, and this in itself leads to a lot of problems in the relationship. They will often spend lots of time online but close the computer down quickly if someone walks in.

Looking out for these signs will make it easier for you to determine whether someone close to you is addicted to porn.

Lynn Joesph