Addiction Help

Web Protection

Surveys show at least 70 percent of men and 21 percent of women struggle with online pornography. Internet pornography and the secret life it creates can destroy relationships, families, and marriages. Escape the temptation by removing the secrecy of the Internet.

SafeEyes

“SafeEyes” and “X3Watch” internet use accountability software can be downloaded via the link below:

http://www.x3watch.com

Covenant Eyes

Covenant Eyes® software monitors a person’s Internet use and emails a report of all websites visited for Accountability Partners to view. Accountability Partners are trusted individuals selected by the member to review reports and discuss how the Internet is used. Reports are emailed to the Partner or viewed online from their Member Center.

Accountability Partner(s) include parents, family, trusted friends, mentors, coaches, husbands, wives, pastors, clergy, counselors, or other trusted and concerned individuals who are committed to helping the Covenant Eyes user. Because reports provide scoring, Partners and users can easily identify questionable websites, searches, links, and more. The report shows trends for websites viewed and bar charts that show the times of day and night when the Internet is used.

K9 Web Protection

Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection is a free content filtering software. Its filtering technology divides Internet content into 60 distinct categories. These categories are stored in the master Blue Coat database, through which they maintain and update more than 15 million ratings of websites and domains. A Web site will fall into one or more of these categories, based on the content of the site. You can configure the software to block or allow specific categories.

Help for Overcoming Sexual Addiction

LifeStar

LifeSTAR is a three-phase treatment program aimed at helping individuals who struggle with pornography addiction and unwanted sexually compulsive behaviors. The phases of treatment build on one another providing a long-term and comprehensive approach to eliminating addictive/compulsive sexual behaviors.

LifeSTAR is a nationally recognized treatment program run by licensed therapists who are trained in sexual addiction recovery. Participants receive workbooks and other materials to help them through the recovery process. The phases are specifically designed to gently uncover and heal patterns that create and maintain addictive behaviors.

The primary feature setting LifeSTAR apart from other treatment programs is the support offered to spouses and partners of addicts. A major focus in each of the three phases is providing spouses and partners with educational information and tools that help in the healing process. Couples are encouraged to attend together, but single adults and those who are married but would rather come alone are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

LifeSTAR provides participants with a combination of group therapy, education, tools, and resources to help overcome unwanted sexually compulsive behaviors. Partners receive strong support and guidance as to how they can best manage their life as they live with someone struggling with sexual addiction.

Candeo

Candeo® is a confidential, online program to help individuals overcome pornography addictions using sound approaches to learning and behavior modification. Their Web-based education and support program provides a highly-successful recovery model developed and used by clinical therapists for more than a decade.

The program teaches how and why people get involved with pornography and then become addicted to it. They explain why it is such a difficult thing to recover from once people get “hard-wired” to respond to life’s stresses by turning to pornography. They then help the individual to understand the destructive cycles and reframe their attitudes through ways of facing the problem, replacing it with something better and connecting with friends who can help.

They teach you that consistent simple choices will set you free. They help you develop sacred views of sexuality and learn to have healthy outlets. The program has a structured way to help you debunk previous myths with statements of truth and document what you really want out of life and use that as your goal.

The program costs $197 for 2 months and gives you access to a library of practical, interactive lessons and recovery tools, motivational support from a professional Candeo Coach, and access to a recovery support center. They offer a free mini-course that explains some of the core principles taught in the Candeo program, including some of the training segments from the program.

Sexaholics Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

SA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety.*

Sexaholics Anonymous is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and received permission from AA to use its Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1979.

*Adapted with permission from The AA Grapevine, Inc.
SA adaptation © 1982, 1989, 2001 SA Literature.
Reprinted with permission of SA Literature.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. We use the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to recover from these compulsions. The following behaviors have been experienced by members.

    • Having few healthy boundaries, we become sexually involved with and/or emotionally attached to people without knowing them.
    • Fearing abandonment and loneliness , we stay in and return to painful, destructive relationships….
    • We confuse love with neediness, physical and sexual attraction, pity and/or the need to rescue or be rescued.
    • We sexualize stress, guilt, loneliness, anger, shame, fear and envy.….
    • To avoid feeling vulnerable, we may retreat from all intimate involvement,…

You may be experiencing one or all of these characteristics, but only you can decide for sure if S.L.A.A. is right for you. To help you make this decision, it is suggested to complete the 40 Questions for Self-Diagnosis. If you answer yes to any combination of these questions and think you may be struggling with sex and love addiction, you are welcome in S.L.A.A.

S.A. Lifeline Foundation

The S.A. Lifeline Foundation was begun in 2009, in response to a need for information and support about pornography addiction among LDS people. The founders, Rhyll and Steven Croshaw, recognized a critical lack of information about this addiction and a plethora of misinformation about what is required to achieve recovery. The foundation work is focused on education – education about the spiritual, physical, emotional and social nature of pornography addiction, education about what others have done to recover from this addiction, and education about the support and recovery that loved ones of the addict need.