Having been married for almost 20 years, my addiction to pornography almost destroyed my marriage and split my family. After some frank and uncomfortable conversations with my wife, I agreed that I had a problem and needed help to address it. Thankfully, as I sought help our church signposted me to the Click to Kick group run by the Naked Truth Project.
Having overcome the nervousness of speaking to a group of strangers over the internet about such a taboo subject, I took the plunge. The sessions with an encouraging facilitator and others with similar issues proved to be of great support as I took the initial steps to break free. Weekly discussions and “homework” provided easy to follow insight into issues including addiction, triggers, behaviours, reasons to quit. The use of a peer discussion group provided immediate support in-between weekly sessions. There was no judgment just support and encouragement.
Don’t get me wrong it’s a case of getting out what you put in but at the same time, the materials were simple to follow and understand. They also provided great reassurance at home as I was able to outline the topics being discussed to my wife to reassure and involve her in my recovery. I found the course provided me with an understanding of the changes caused by addiction and tools to help me avoid the lure of pornography. Through the exercises and discussions, I found myself re-evaluating my priorities and lack of balance in my life, it felt so much wider than addiction to pornography.
6-months later I remain free from the lure of pornography.
I would thoroughly recommend that anyone battling an addiction to pornography to the course as part of a strategy to break free. There is hope.