Sex Addiction Treatment is Not Just a Public Relations Strategy

The latest public figure to check in to rehab for sex addiction was Anthony Wiener. In most situations where a person is exposed for having acted inappropriately in a sexual manner, public relations experts will encourage the individual to seek treatment and publicly announce that as a way to save face. We’ve seen this with many celebrities over the years.

What the public doesn’t often understand is that sex addiction is a real problem, and these people need real help. So while they may not have been committed to treatment prior to attending a program, by the time they leave chances are their life has changed for the better.

Mr. Weiner certainly isn’t the only political figure to show poor choices when it comes to sexual behaviors. This country has seen past presidents and presidential nominees exhibit poor behavior in relation to sexual activities or talk. Whether these individuals suffer from sexual addiction is beyond the scope of this article. What is important is to acknowledge that sex addicts who seek help are deserving of the room, the peace, and the space they need to explore these issues. Problems related to sex addiction can strike anyone, whether they are political figures, sports icons, high-powered executives or movie and television stars.

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