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Posted by: ELIZA | 2010/05/20

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My son was at your clinic a year ago and was treated for a Love and Sex Addiction. He went to the second and third phase. He was addicted to internet porn and was masturbating every day 4/5 times. I suspect he is still struggling. He is on his own. He gets into relationships and goes ballistic when the person does not want to go out with him because of his smothering affection. I told him you guys told him not to get into relationships for 2 years and that he should get into a group again. He says he hates talking about his addiction to others. What more can we do? He is talking about suicide again? Is that a manipulating game again?

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Hello Eliza

Your son urgently needs to go back to his meetings. He also needs to get a sponsor, and soon. It sounds as if he has gone back into denial.

It is vital for him to talk about his addiction,, as shame dies on exposure and secrets keep you sick.

He should also seriously consider seeing a psychiatrist or counsellor who specialises in sex addiction. He does not have to do this all on his own.

Regarding the talk about suicide. It should always be taken seriously. It's time for an intervention.

Plan of action: Back to meetings, get a sponsor, work the steps, see a psychiatrist or counsellor.

If you need more support with this you can email or phone our clinical director, Ruby Weber. Her details: Tel 021 790 7779 or ruby@harmonyclinic.co.za

Best of luck

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Posted by: Addictions Expert Forum | 2010/05/20

Hello Eliza

Your son urgently needs to go back to his meetings. He also needs to get a sponsor, and soon. It sounds as if he has gone back into denial.

It is vital for him to talk about his addiction,, as shame dies on exposure and secrets keep you sick.

He should also seriously consider seeing a psychiatrist or counsellor who specialises in sex addiction. He does not have to do this all on his own.

Regarding the talk about suicide. It should always be taken seriously. It's time for an intervention.

Plan of action: Back to meetings, get a sponsor, work the steps, see a psychiatrist or counsellor.

If you need more support with this you can email or phone our clinical director, Ruby Weber. Her details: Tel 021 790 7779 or ruby@harmonyclinic.co.za

Best of luck

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