Jeffrey J. Ford, LMFT talks about the roots of pornography addiction. Addiction is mismanaged pain. Recovery from pornography addiction comes from learning healthy ways to manage stress and pain in life. An damaging cycle of addiction can be established which causes more shame, leading to people trying to escape feelings of shame by turning to pornography. Accountability, intimacy, and healthy dependence are key parts of recovery.
This presentation was given at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City in March, 2014.