If someone you love engages in concerning sexual behavior, it’s possible that they are struggling with a sex addiction. This condition can have harmful effects on an individual’s well-being as well as their personal relationships. At Westwind Recovery®, we offer a treatment program for those who struggle with chemsex, sex addiction, or love addiction.
Contact Westwind today at 855.340.8832 to learn more about our sex addiction treatment program
What Is Chemsex?
The term chemsex refers to the use of drugs when having sex. Two of the most commonly used drugs in this context are methamphetamines and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB). These drugs can lower inhibitions, increase arousal, and make sex last longer.
However, chemsex comes with a risk. Those who engage in this activity are likely to have unsafe sex which can lead to STDs. Additionally, the drugs involved in chemsex are highly addictive.
If you or someone you love are engaging in chemsex or other risky sexual behavior, Westwind Recovery® can help. We offer a sex and love addiction treatment program in Los Angeles that is also designed for those who are struggling with co-occurring substance use disorders.
The Dangers of Sex Addiction and Chemsex
Sex addiction, like all other kinds of addiction, involves compulsive behavior. Someone who struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will hide their behavior from loved ones in order to use or drink, and an individual with a sex addiction will do the same. Sex addictions might involve any of the following:
- Excessive use of pornography
- Engaging in sex with multiple partners
- Extramarital affairs
- Unsafe sex
- Sex with sex workers
- Exhibition or voyeurism
Some individuals also struggle with love addiction. This involves obsessive behavior about an object of affection. While not all love addictions involve a sexual relationship, sex addiction and love addiction can go hand-in-hand.
Treatment for Chemsex and Sex Addiction
Treatment for any kind of addiction should include a personalized approach. Those who struggle with sex addiction should be prepared to work through the underlying causes of addiction, which could include past trauma or mental health issues.
At Westwind Recovery®, we understand that sex addiction can impact anyone, regardless of their background. That’s why our addiction treatment therapy programs are tailored to each unique individual in our care. We offer trauma-informed care that takes into account every client’s past experiences.
Clients engage in a range of therapies and treatment approaches at Westwind which could include cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and holistic approaches to treatment.
Our Sex Addiction Treatment Team
On staff at Westwind Recovery® is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Jessica Steinman. She has years of experience in helping those who struggle with addiction, mental health issues, and sex and love addiction. Part of her approach to treatment involves treating co-occurring disorders, where an individual might struggle with both a substance use disorder and a sex or love addiction. If left untreated, sex addiction could become a coping mechanism for those in recovery. Alongside our treatment team, Jessica helps those in recovery rebuild their lives.
Contact Westwind Recovery® Today
For treatment for sex and love addiction or chemsex, reach out to Westwind Recovery®. Our team, including our Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, will help you develop healthy coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and rebuild relationships. We believe that recovery is possible. You deserve a fresh start and relationships that are built on trust and communication, and our team will support you every step of the way.
Our Los Angeles luxury addiction treatment center offers a wide range of treatment options. If you’re looking for the utmost in privacy, contact us today. We’ll work to create a treatment plan that meets your needs, and we’ll help you heal in a comfortable, peaceful setting.