Sexual addiction affects up to 6% of American adults, per the latest info from the National Institute of Health. Also known as hypersexuality, or as compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), addiction to sex presents itself in many forms. Read about how to recognize and treat addiction to sex here. Simply put, sex addiction is when someone cannot control their sexual urges, usually to the point there are negative consequences.
The vast majority (93%) of sex addicts are also addicted to pornography. Furthermore, over half (55%) of convicted sex offenders meet the criteria for sex addiction, and over 80% of diagnosed sex addicts report having been sexually abused.
Simply put, most sex addicts never seek treatment, and beyond that there is a severe lack of free help out there. We want to change that for the better. Here are three sex addiction helplines that are free and anonymous, available for anyone seeking help or support. Call today.
Call us anytime at 855-945-4310 to reach a behavioral health specialist who can provide counseling, information, and resources for sex addiction treatment. You may also visit our homepage where you’ll find access to a wealth of more info, including an option to have a specialist call you directly.
Sex Addicts Anonymous is based on the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous, except the focus is on sexual disorders. It’s a free system of meetings and support. Although not a helpline, call 800-477-8191 to reach SAA directly and someone will help you. Or, click here to visit the website which offers a meeting locator and more.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers a 24/7 helpline for those seeking help with any mental disorder, including but not limited to sex addiction. Call 800-662-4357 to reach a trained professional who can offer guidance, references and referrals. Or, click here to visit the SAMHSA helpline website.