Sex addiction can be a difficult struggle that causes serious physical and mental harm. If left untreated, it can ruin families and relationships with loved ones. If you have an addiction to sex, it can seem impossible for you to control your urges and develop a healthier relationship with sex. Fortunately, professional sex rehab programmes are available to help you overcome your addiction and get your life back on track.
There are lots of options when looking for rehab centres in Western countries, but it might be hard to find a suitable provider. Public treatments often have long waiting lists and private rehab centres are often highly expensive. An excellent alternative is to join a sex rehab centre in Thailand, where high-quality treatment programmes are available at affordable prices. It’s perfectly normal to feel ashamed and afraid of being judged by family, friends, or co-workers. Attending rehab in a foreign country can be an ideal solution to this, as your privacy will be guaranteed.
Located just outside of Chiang Mai, Hesten Hill Rehab Thailand provides clients with an all-inclusive rehab programme for sex addicts. Seeking help takes courage, and if you’re ready to begin your recovery, we can be your ideal treatment provider.
What is sex addiction?
Sex addiction is a type of process addiction (also known as behavioural addiction) characterised by the compulsive need to engage in sexual activity to get a “fix”, similar to that of drug users. Feelings of euphoria and relief can be experienced by those who exhibit this kind of behaviour. The availability of the internet has contributed greatly towards sexual addiction as people can find different ways to satisfy their needs, such as looking at internet porn or connecting with people online to pursue sexual activities.
Sex addicts devote unusual amounts of time towards achieving sexual gratification. There are many different examples of this.
- People can become addicted to online porn.
- People can engage in unsafe sex with multiple partners.
- Married people can have a secret lover or buy sex from a sex worker.
Signs and symptoms of sex addiction
As the desire for sex is innate in humans, it can sometimes be difficult to spot the signs of sex addiction. The signs and symptoms greatly depend on the individuals themselves and how extreme their addiction is.
Minor signs can include:
- habitual self-pleasure
- inability to stop thinking about sex
- lying to hide behaviour
- obsessively consuming internet porn
Major signs include more severe negative behavioural patterns such as:
- constantly having sex throughout the day
- frequently changing sexual partners
- uncontrollable and abnormal social behaviour
- putting oneself or others at risk
- disruption of daily activities
- feelings of guilt after sex
Unbeknown to the abusers, the hazards involved in this form of addiction can severely impact their state of mind and physical health. If left untreated, sex addiction can lead to risky sexual behaviour, contracting venereal infections, and the inability to maintain normal social relationships.
Outpatient vs inpatient sex addiction rehab
It’s always hard to refrain from any form of addiction, but sex addiction can be especially difficult to overcome. Treatment methods for sex addiction range from support groups, behavioural therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, and many more. Outpatient and inpatient programmes can both be effective in treating sex addiction. Outpatient programmes are generally more suitable for those who can’t take time away from work or family obligations. As an outpatient, you will be able to live at home, seek emotional support from friends and family, and attend treatment on a regular basis.
Inpatient programmes, on the other hand, are specifically designed to treat sex addiction and its related symptoms in a supportive environment and often combine several different treatment modalities in one setting. If your sexual behaviours are having negative consequences in your life, consider enrolling in an inpatient sex rehab centre.
The benefits of inpatient sex rehab centres
Inpatient sex addiction rehab generally lasts 30 days with an option to extend, depending on how you respond to treatment. At Hesten Hill Rehab, you will be provided with:
- medication for any mental health symptoms (if needed)
- group therapy sessions
- individual counselling
- behavioural therapy
- mindfulness exercises
- offsite meetings
- a relapse prevention plan
- and a range of other holistic activities
Inpatient treatment is highly beneficial as it fuses all the best treatment options into one package. Inpatient treatment also allows our professional teams to uncover and address all the underlying issues that contribute to your sex addiction. Unlike with substance addiction, where the harmful substances should be entirely avoided, the goal of sex rehab is for you to develop a healthy relationship with sex, where you are able to control your urges and maintain healthy sexual relationships. Additionally, joining an inpatient programme enables you to escape the triggers of daily life and channel all of your energy into recovery in a safe and supportive environment.
What to expect from our sex addiction rehab centre
Hesten Hill Rehab provides a sex addict rehab programme that includes the best modern treatment methods integrated with both holistic and traditional elements.
Our team of addiction experts will guide you through cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapy. We want to know as much as we can about you, and together find the reasons for your sexual habits. Behaviour therapy will teach you to recognise and control your sexual thoughts and channel them in a healthier manner. Sex addiction can be challenging to overcome if any factors of trauma are not properly dealt with. To help with past trauma, we utilise EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) along with trauma release exercises.
12-step Minnesota model
The 12-step Minnesota model is an integral part of our sex rehab programme. The famed model is well known through its association with Alcoholics Anonymous, however it is also effective in treating a range of addiction issues, including sex addiction. A few years ago, the North American National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism conducted an eight-year project named Project Match, which demonstrated the model’s usefulness in various rehabilitation settings. By following this model, you will learn to control your sexual urges, make amends with anyone you may have harmed with your behaviour, and learn to cultivate healthier sexual relationships.
Mindfulness meditation is an essential part of our core treatment programme. Practicing mindfulness will teach you to objectively observe your thoughts and feelings and channel them more productively. This tool provides an excellent counterpart to the methods you will learn in behaviour therapy. Our location in Thailand – which has a deep connection with the Buddhist roots of meditation – allows us to provide additional variations of mindfulness, including candle-lit meditation, singing bowl meditation, walking cup meditation, and monk-led chanting meditation.
Ongoing support after sex rehab
The first few weeks and months after your departure from our facility are crucial to your recovery. To support you in this important stage, we will give you a full relapse prevention plan, which will help you identify the regular stressors in your life and give you coping skills to manage the triggers that will inevitably come your way. We will also provide you with group and individual online counselling sessions to ensure the progress you have made and keep you on the right track to living a healthy life.
Benefits of joining our sex addiction rehab
- You will be treated for other addiction and mental health issues that often co-occur with compulsive sexual addiction, such as depression disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, childhood trauma, and substance abuse.
- You will receive highly-personalised treatment plan, four private therapy sessions, and round-the-clock support from our dedicated team of professionals
- Through trauma treatment, we will help you explore the negative emotions of shame, guilt, and remorse around your sexual addiction. You will learn to develop shame resiliency skills and mend relationships with your loved ones.
- You will hear about the experiences of other addicts during group therapy sessions and be given the opportunity to share your own thoughts and accounts. You will see that you are not alone in your journey to recovery.
- Sex addiction has a profound impact on your significant other, which is why we offer a complimentary couples/family therapy to help improve the dynamics of your romantic relationship
- You will participate in holistic activities, including spa therapy, Pilates classes, acupuncture, and yoga.
Cost of sex rehab in Thailand
Our programme’s fees are extremely competitive and affordable. The fees are all-inclusive and cover everything you will need during your stay with us, including medical support, intensive therapy, high-class facilities and accommodations, diverse à la carte meal options, and complete spa treatments. For more information on prices and payment plans, contact us directly.
Are you ready to embark on your journey to recovery?
Recovering from sex addiction can be difficult, but our dedicated team of professionals is here to help you overcome your addiction and build yourself a better life. We will provide you with the best emotional and medical support, while ensuring that your time with us is both beneficial and memorable. To find out if our sex rehab is suitable for you, contact us today.