How to quit porn now – The 5 best tools

The negative impact of porn in society is massive:

¨    It disrupts the development of a healthy sexuality

¨    It distorts an already developed sexuality and attitudes towards sex and women

¨    It breaks families by separation and divorce

Research by the Nielsen Company performed in American workplaces reveal that 28% of all workers watched porn from the workplace. They concluded that the average duration of those pornographic visits lasted for 13 minutes, and a monthly total of 1 hour and 38 minutes.

By adding statistics about the average hour salary from Bureau of Labor Statistics

They could calculate the annual productivity loss for the companies.

¨    23.23 USD the average hourly earnings by March 2012

¨    132 million U.S. workers by March 2012

The Nielsen Company concluded that 28% of the 132 million workers, 37 million workers watch the average duration of porn with the average hourly earnings.

The annual productivity loss for the companies is a mind blowing 16.9 billion USD.

Fast forward to present time, and many sexual views have been distorted, homes ripped apart and billions of dollars in productivity loss for companies.

The sad part is that most of the people that are compulsively watching porn, want to stop but can’t.

An addiction to porn is a behavioral addiction. Just like gambling or online-gaming.

A behavior is repeated compulsively even if the person wants to stop and experience the negative effects of the behavior, because of the addictive forces at play.

The ways that behavioral addictions effect the brains of the addicted persons are much the same as the effects of substance addictions, like drugs and alcohol.

Naturally there are no substance to give negative effects itself, but like we covered at the top, there are many negative direct effects of obsessive porn use itself.

The similar forces at play in both substance and behavioral addiction is the hijacking of our natural reward system.

The behavior or substance will have the reward system release extreme amounts of dopamine. Over time the brain has taken measures to get used to these levels of dopamine, the process renders other dopamine releasing activates more or less useless and the brain have become “hooked” on dopamine. Regardless if the brain has obtained the dopamine rush from drugs or porn, this process will have taken place.

Examples of activities that release normal amounts of dopamine to feel rewarding and meaningful:

¨    Performing well at work

¨    Social networking

¨    Intimate relationships

¨    Hobbies

¨    Obtaining or perfecting skills

¨    Eating sweet and fat food

These are very important activates that our brain is rewarded for be the natural reward system to ensure our survival as humans through the years.

However, a brain that is used to the extreme levels of dopamine will barely notice the natural release of dopamine from the above-mentioned positive behaviors and will prioritize the substance or behavior that it knows will release the “dopamine bomb” that it seeks.

Even though a person decides to quit, and end their compulsive porn use, they will be fighting forces within their brain that are extremely powerful.

Here are 5 powerful tools to utilize against the forces of porn addiction.

1.  Emergency-plan.

A collection of actions to take whenever an urge emerges. 

These actions must be available at all times to the client.

Proven actions that help regain control and stop the momentum of urges:

– Rapid change of body temperature.

example splash hot or cold water over the face and fists.

– Physical exercise.

example just some pushups, jumping jacks or just running at the spot to shift focus.

-I usually have calling someone dare to the client or call me, about anything but I know you have phone restrictions so if possible an accountability partner on sight to reach out for or whatever similar that suits the regulations and routines at the rehab.

2.  Bullet-journaling

Basically, just journaling but keeping it short like bullet points.

Whenever an urge emerges bullet down the situation.

– Am I tired?

– Hungry?

– Stressed?

– Lonely?

Any and all factors that might be related. Find patterns and learn new positive ways to address them.

3.  Hobbies

Spend time on what you love that adds true value to your life.

4.  Work out every 72 hours

It gives you more energy, fulfilment and happiness by releasing endorphins.

5.  Accountability-software

There are many out there for free that are really good.

Save yourself the time and energy by getting one right out the bat.

Consider a drug addict or alcoholic.

Should the drug addict remove any drugs from the home and cut connections to drug dealers when recovering?

Consider the alcoholic.

Should a recovering alcoholic get Antabuse and stop visiting regular bars and pubs during recovery?

 Porn is different because you can’t just decide that it’s no longer welcome in your life, your home, your workplace.

You must take defensive actions so that you can’t access it nevertheless.

A proper accountability software will give you the breathing room that you need to gain momentum towards your new life and future.

Undisputed PRN Recovery and Twin Rivers Rehab offer unique recovery options that ensures long term sustained results for people that want to end their addiction to porn.

Whether you are a busy person that need to work your recovery from home by video sessions or are in need of residential treatment followed by aftercare we provide the solution for you to quit porn for good.

Your comeback story is our passion.

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