3 Frequently Asked Questions…

Wondering what’s going on here? And/or does this stuff really work? In this video George (Founder and Director of Compulsion Solutions) and Daniel (Director of Rapid Results) discuss the three most frequently asked questions… 1, Why can’t I stop it? 2. Can I really break free of it? 3. How long does it take?   Check it out…

Sex Addiction: Let’s Break the Stigma

When you break your arm, you go to the hospital and get it treated. There is no shame or hesitation involved. You experience the injury/pain and go to get it treated accordingly; no one blinks an eye. When it comes to psychological disorders, however, the story is entirely different. When you have depression, anxiety, sex addiction, or any other psychological …

Your Sex or Porn Addiction: How Bad Does It Have to Get Before You Get Help?

We try to avoid politics, and we’ll do that in today’s blog, but if you’ve turned on a TV or opened a browser window at all in the past week, you’ve surely heard the ongoing stories about Jeffrey Epstein. There are pages and pages already out there about this individual, and we don’t need to rehash it here, but no matter …

Is Porn “Killing” Parts of Your Life?

Recently, a story surfaced out of the Midwest about the driver of a tractor-trailer who caused a fatal accident while possibly watching porn videos on his cell phone. Now, seeing as how he hasn’t gone to trial yet, this is all still alleged, but I bring it up because it’s not the first time I’ve heard about something like this …

What “Leaving Neverland” Teaches Us About the Importance of Therapy

If you’ve turned on the news recently, or even checked out any social media or gossip websites, you’ve likely seen dozens of reactions – some good, some bad – to the shocking HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. In this series, two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck recount their alleged victimization by pop star Michael Jackson back when these men were …

How “Believing Your Own Press” Can Get You in Trouble With Addiction

Recently, a story broke about a YouTube star in his 20s named Austin Jones who’s being sent to jail for 10 years. Why? Because he requested sexually explicit videos of underage girls. He did this numerous times, and the content of these videos as described in the press is terrible. It’s easy enough to look at this story, shake your …

A Walk in the Shoes of Someone With a Sex Addiction

Hollywood and the media have given us a certain idea of what a sex addict and sexual compulsions looks like. Maybe they’re multi-millionaire actors and actresses constantly taking home other multi-millionaire actors and actresses. Perhaps sex addiction even seems a little fun. Why not surround yourself with rich beautiful people all the time? Then, all they have to do is …

What the Holidays Made Me Do: An Addict’s Guide to Navigating December

Every year around the holidays, people who are stressed, upset, lonely, angry, and afraid call Neulia by Compulsion Solutions. Holidays bring cheer to many, but to those who are addicted, it can bring tremendous suffering. When it seems like the whole world is coming together to celebrate, it’s very easy for an addict to feel that they are missing out. …

Filling the Gaps in Porn and Sex Addiction Treatment

I want to start off by saying that in battling my own addiction to porn, I was profoundly helped by both traditional talk therapy and a 12-step program. I learned a lot from each, and I often hear from others who have been greatly helped by these approaches as well. However, for me, there were unfilled gaps in my recovery. …

Why Specialized Addiction Therapy is Necessary

Men, women, and mental health professionals who have come to a crossroads regarding porn and/or sex addiction often contact me. Despite diligently applying themselves to weekly talk sessions or couples therapy, a sex or porn addict will not progress until the root cause of their addiction is addressed. Without the right treatment, the addict will stall out indefinitely, which is …

Objectification Hurts Everyone

I ran across an article at Psychology Today, which spoke about the sexualization of women and girls, and how damaging it is not only to women, but also to men and boys. I was glad to see this article referencing some scientific studies that were conducted, because frankly, this is an issue, which needs more serious attention than it’s currently …

George Collins and Mt. Diablo

I live in beautiful Walnut Creek, California. The town is in a little valley about 25 miles east of San Francisco. There is a lovely mountain just east of us called Mt. Diablo. Historically, it’s place of wonder and magic to Native Americans. Has been for centuries.   Years ago, during my marathon/triathlon days, I used to train on its …

What is a sex addict?

What is a sex addict? Well, it’s complicated. Generally, a sex addict is defined as someone who cannot control their compulsive sexual behavior, to a degree that it interferes with their everyday life and relationships. But perhaps it would be better to define what a sex addict is not. 3 Things a Sex Addict is Not 1. A sex addict …

man climbing a mountain, much like the mountain of overcoming sex addiction

3 Reasons to Overcome Sex Addiction

Can you overcome sex addiction? In a word, yes, you can. It’s not easy, but it is possible, and you will be a healthier person for it. Here are three reasons to do the work and break free of sex addiction. 1. Overcome sex addiction for yourself. Sex addiction is not the same thing as a love and appreciation for …

two fighters in the ring, much like fighting porn addiction

How to Recover from Porn Addiction

If you’re asking how to recover from porn addiction, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Fighting any addiction, especially in the beginning, can feel insurmountable. But here’s the great news: you can recover from porn addiction. This is not a permanent part of who you are. You can fight this, and you can win. Start Your Journey to Recovery Tell someone …

The “Regular Guy” Sex Addict – More Common Than You Think

Sex addiction can affect anyone, regardless of education, profession, location, religion, background or age. If you think you “can’t” be a sex addict, think again. In my work as a counselor, one of the more common misconceptions I run into is the idea that sex or porn addicts have a certain “look.” Or, if not their appearance, then something about …

If You’re Watching Porn at Work, You Might Have a Big Problem

Recently there was a story in the news about a Rhode Island lawmaker who distributed printouts of a Wikipedia page to his colleagues, without realizing that it clearly showed open tabs from porn sites at the top of the page. This lawmaker has since apologized, and he even went so far as to claim that the printouts did not come …