Struggling?

Whether it is a habit, an addiction, or an unwanted desire that you just can’t shake — there is help for you. These resources can help you understand these complex issues and can aid in both prevention and recovery efforts.

*Disclaimer: NCSE does not endorse any one prevention or recovery method, but simply provides a list of programs and groups that were referred to us by multiple supporters.

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Nationwide Counselor Finder
“We help you find the support that’s right for you. Using our advanced search process, you can sort for a professional by location, expertise, language spoken, gender, HMO or PPO, and more.”

IITAP: International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
National database of certified sex addiction therapists who can help both the person struggling and/or the partner of one who struggles.

The Christian Care Network (CCN)
A national referral network of state licensed, certified, and/or properly credentialed Christian counselors offering care that is distinctively Christian and clinically excellent.

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

Catholic Therapist Finder
CatholicTherapists.com offers a referral base of qualified Catholic therapists who faithfully adhere to church teaching. They also offer helpful articles, books and audio.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Counselor Finder
A resource to find a local LDS Family Services office for counseling services and advice on selecting a therapist in your community who supports gospel values.

Jewish Child and Family Counseling Services (JCFS)
A resource for the Chicago area to find counselors who support Jewish values.

Muslim Family Services
A resource for the American Muslim community to find counselors with an Islamic perspective.

Addo Recovery
Offers online addiction therapy programs, as well as individual online and in-person therapy. Specializes in betrayal trauma.

LifeStar
Through an innovative and proven three phase treatment program, this intensive outpatient group therapy approach gives participants the resources, support, and structure needed to experience a successful recovery from the damaging effects of pornography and sexually compulsive behaviors.There are treatment programs in nearly 40 Cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM)
DGM offers online recovery groups, online community, accountability, and a coaching/consulting network for churches and individual women.

Christian Women and Porn – Guide to Breaking Free
Their book, “Christian Woman’s Guide to Breaking Free From Pornography,” and a free download of their 30-page eBook, “The Misery of Porn and the Joy of Purity.”

Beggar’s Daughter
A blog and resources to support Christian women fighting against their sexual addiction.

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
A recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for recovery from sex addiction.

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
A recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for recovery from sex addiction.

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA)
A recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for couples recovering from sex addiction.

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

Fortify
Online recovery program built for teens and young adults to help overcome struggles with pornography. Due to the fact that everyone’s recovery is unique and varies from individual to individual, the Fortify Program helps you create your own personal Battle Strategies so that you can overcome your struggle in a way that is perfect for you.

Candeo Healthy Sexuality
Candeo’s cognitive behavior modification program is presented in an interactive, multimedia format. It begins with training videos to educate addicts about the brain science behind addiction.

LifeStar Network
This program is divided into 3 levels of intensive group therapy lead by highly trained and licensed therapists. LifeStar strongly suggests that participants also participate in individual and/or couples therapy, along with a 12-step SAA program outside of the LifeStar program.

Addo Recovery
Offers online addiction therapy programs, as well as individual online and in-person therapy.

Cure the Craving
Working directly with founder, Tony Lister, addicts will receive access to: 1 hour weekly group coaching call, monthly Q&A call session, 10-min weekly check in call, personal customized affirmation audios, 21-day audio program, and a Lifeline call for emergencies.

Compulsion Solutions
Multiple options to customize treatment: one-on-one counseling, inpatient treatment, group counseling, and retreats, along with an online course.

Desert Solace
A residential recovery center for individuals and families. The curriculum is spiritually-based and includes individual and group therapy, a 12-step program, health and wellness training, after-care, creative arts, music therapy, and life balance education in the areas of emotional, physical and relational well-being.

Feed the Right Wolf
This course recommends addicts read their list of 23 articles that “contain all of the information that you need to break free from pornography addictions,” attend group or one-on-one coaching sessions, and install filtering software.

Sexual Recovery Institute
The nation’s only comprehensive 2-week intensive treatment program for sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity. They also offer an evening intensive program 3 times per week.

Sex Addict Help
A listing of psychotherapistsin the San Francisco Bay area who offer counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families struggling with sexual addiction and sexual compulsion.

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
A database to find local sex addiction therapists, support groups, 12-step programs, and sex addiction treatment options. They also provide educational materials to understand sex addiction.

LDS Addiction Recovery Program
The 12 steps of the program are based on gospel principles to help individuals overcome addiction through the Atonement. The steps contain explanations of principles, practical suggestions for applying those principles, and “understanding” questions relating to each step.

Innergold: Addiction Recovery Simplified
Innergold.com offers an online treatment program with over 15 videos, a book and a manual. Gordon S. Bruin L.C.M.H.C. is a pornography addiction counselor that has had great success in helping individuals find sobriety.

Integrity Restored
A seven-point plan where each point is of equal importance and worked on in unison. When all points of the plan are addressed daily, sobriety and recovery can be achieved.

BraveHearts
This program is a mentoring program, with options for personal or group mentoring.

Setting Captives Free
A Christ-centered, 60-day online course based on Biblical principles, personal evaluation questions, and accountability questions.

The Kings Men
“Under Christ the King’s universal call to serve, we as men, pledge to unite and build up other men in the mold of leader, protector, and provider through education, formation and action.” General information and suggested steps for overcoming addictions.

Reclaim Sexual Health
This online program has a neuro-cognitive and faith-based focus with personal tracking and feedback.

Celebrate Recovery
A Christ-centered ministry and biblical program that helps addicts overcome through face-to-face group sessions.

Battle Plan Ministries
A Christ-centered recovery plan that uses scripture study, prayer and spiritual focus to overcome sexual addiction.

Faithful and True
Multiple options to customize treatment: one-on-one counseling, retreat workshops, and group counseling, along with online audio and video training.

Be Broken
A 40-day online course delivered in a daily email, with access to group and personal counseling, workshops, educational resources, and mobile apps.

Mind Armor
“Using principles from scripture and how God designed you to operate, MindArmor®Training Tools teaches you how to break destructive thought patterns associated with lust and pornography through an online training course.” The course includes interactive videos, a workbook, scripture verses, and exercises.

L.I.F.E. Recovery International
“A Christ-centered support group ministry whose mission is to encourage, empower, and equip God’s people to live everyday in sexual integrity. L.I.F.E. provides consistently-revised workbook resources, educational multimedia presentations, and support group structure to the Christian community across the globe.”

Freedom Coaching
A one-on-one mentoring relationship, either in person or via face-to-face video chat online. It is based upon Catholic theology, though this process is available to everyone regardless of religion.

Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM)
DGM offers online recovery groups, online community, accountability, and a coaching/consulting network for churches and individuals.

Christian Women and Porn – Guide to Breaking Free
A book, Christian Woman’s Guide to Breaking Free From Pornography, and a free download of their 30-page eBook, The Misery of Porn and the Joy of Purity.

We Will End the Conflict Now
Written from the religious perspective of a successfully recovered addict and his wife, this book is the culmination of their discoveries concerning the principles vital to recovery and healing.

Route1520
Several recovery options including 4-day Recovery Intensives, Recovery Groups, Sponsorship Groups, and educational resources.

Purify Your Gaze (Muslim-based Resource)

Since 2009, our organization has been dedicated to serving Muslims struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors on their journey to change. We provide online training programs, support groups, and personal coaching. More than 1,000 members from over 35 countries have been through our programs and their testimonials and personal stories can be read on our blog at http://purifyyourgaze.com/blog

Candeo Healthy Sexuality
Candeo’s cognitive behavior modification program is presented in an interactive, multimedia format. It begins with training videos to educate addicts about the brain science behind addiction.

Addiction Recovery Program
The 12 steps of the program are based on gospel principles to help individuals overcome addiction through the Atonement. The steps contain explanations of principles, practical suggestions for applying those principles, and “understanding” questions relating to each step.

InnerGold
An at-home treatment manual or online multimedia program with email support.

Integrity Restored
A seven-point plan where each point is of equal importance and worked on in unison. When all points of the plan are addressed daily, sobriety and recovery can be achieved.

BraveHearts
This program is a mentoring program, with options for personal or group mentoring.

Setting Captives Free
A Christ-centered, 60-day online course based on Biblical principles, personal evaluation questions, and accountability questions.

The Kings Men
“Under Christ the King’s universal call to serve, we as men, pledge to unite and build up other men in the mold of leader, protector, and provider through education, formation and action.” General information and suggested steps for overcoming addictions.

Reclaim Sexual Health
This online program has a neuro-cognitive and faith-based focus with personal tracking and feedback.

Battle Plan Ministries
A Christ-centered recovery plan that uses scripture study, prayer and spiritual focus to overcome sexual addiction.

Faithful and True
Multiple options to customize treatment: one-on-one counseling, retreat workshops, and group counseling, along with online audio and video training.

Be Broken
A 40-day online course delivered in a daily email, with access to group and personal counseling, workshops, educational resources, and mobile apps.

Celebrate Recovery
A Christ-centered ministry and biblical program that helps addicts overcome through face-to-face group sessions.

Mind Armor
“Using principles from scripture and how God designed you to operate, MindArmor®Training Tools teaches you how to break destructive thought patterns associated with lust and pornography through an online training course.” The course includes interactive videos, a workbook, scripture verses, and exercises.

L.I.F.E. Recovery International
“A Christ-centered support group ministry whose mission is to encourage, empower, and equip God’s people to live everyday in sexual integrity. L.I.F.E. provides consistently-revised workbook resources, educational multimedia presentations, and support group structure to the Christian community across the globe.”

Freedom Coaching
A one-on-one mentoring relationship, either in person or via face-to-face video chat online. It is based upon Catholic theology, though this process is available to everyone regardless of religion.

Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM)
DGM offers online recovery groups, online community, accountability, and a coaching/consulting network for churches and individuals.

Christian Women and Porn – Guide to Breaking Free
A book, Christian Woman’s Guide to Breaking Free From Pornography, and a free download of their 30-page eBook, The Misery of Porn and the Joy of Purity.

We Will End the Conflict Now
Written from the religious perspective of a successfully recovered addict and his wife, this book is the culmination of their discoveries concerning the principles vital to recovery and healing.

Route1520
Several recovery options including 4-day Recovery Intensives, Recovery Groups, Sponsorship Groups, and educational resources.

 

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

Conquer Series

For the first time in history, a cinematic teaching series on sexual purity is here to help men get to the root of bondage, while offering proven principles and practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom. The Conquer Series, unrivaled in its scope and authority, is not about behavior modification, but heart transformation. This life-changing, 5-week discipleship curriculum provides insights from top Christian leaders who lay out biblical strategies, scientific facts and teach men how to use God’s weapons to become conquerors. Each DVD is approximately 1-hour in length.

 

We feel that Covenant Eyes and Net Nanny are the best options.

Please check our resources page on Technology Solutions and Tools for a more comprehensive and a constantly updated list.

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Porn Harms Research
These archives, managed by National Center on Sexual Exploitation, offer the most comprehensive look at peer-reviewed research on pornography available today. Hundreds of articles are available and summarized for easy understanding and they are divided by more than 20 specific categories.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Talking Points Webpage
Find summarized talking points backed by credible research and surveys, along with video presentations led by experts, on the topics of pornography and addiction, marriage, brain science, impact to children, links to sex trafficking and prostitution, increased violence and more.

PornHarms.com
Website directed by National Center on Sexual Exploitation to help educate on the harms of pornography and provide actions to actively oppose policies that promote pornography and sexual exploitation.

Fight the New Drug
This organization targets teens and young adults and provides clear education, tools, and resources to avoid and overcome pornography addiction.

Your Brain on Porn
“This site will help you understand exactly how today’s extreme Internet porn can alter the brain. In our view, porn use isn’t a moral issue. This site grew out of a decade of research analysis on the effects of sex on the brain, and six years of listening to recovering porn addicts.”

Pink Cross Foundation
“This web site contains large doses of truth about the sex industry for purposes of education… Men and women addicted to porn need to hear it straight from the women who were there.”

Covenant Eyes
This is an accountability and filtering software company, but has really great resources about the consequences of pornography and they regularly update their blog to help you understand latest information and dangers.

Internet Safety 101 from Enough Is Enough
Provides updates and help to adults for protecting children online. Site exists to educate you about the dangers; to empower you with the ability to recognize the warning signs and with helpful ways to discuss Internet safety with your kids; and to equip you with the safety resources you need.

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation
The EndExploitationMovement.com website lists hundreds of groups who are involved in opposing sexual exploitation and you can search by category to find what groups cover the specific areas you hope to learn more about.

Reboot Nation
We are a community of people who have discovered the negative effects of pornography. If you or loved ones struggle with porn addiction and/or porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, this place is for you!

National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. NCSE works to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

Check out this PodOmatic episode:
“Seven Deadly Sins: Lust”; Proverbs 5:1-8, 1 Thess. 4:1-8; 9-20-15
http://alecjune162013.podomatic.com/entry/2015-09-20T14_47_52-07_00

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