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Given the level of guilt, embarrassment, and shame that comes from having a porn addiction, it is simply amazing that so many people can find the courage to step forward and ask for help. After getting the help they need, the porn addiction sufferer is left to navigate a society where access to porn is never-ending.

As is the case with other addictions, the ability of a recovering addict to stay in recovery often depends on their ability to find good support groups or resources. Honestly, it’s a lot easier for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics to find support groups than it is for porn addicts. With that said, they are a good number of porn recovery groups out there doing good work.

Ways to Find Porn Recovery Support Groups

When you start your search for some quality porn support groups, there are two things you should keep in mind. First, you are likely to feel more comfortable seeking support from groups with which you know you have things in common. For instance, you would probably do well in a faith-based support group of people who share your same religious beliefs. In this case, your faith would be what anchors you to the group.

Second, you should do a little research and only consider porn recovery support groups that have a strong reputation for success. If you stay with the tried and true support groups, it’s far more likely you will have access to a good source of support.

Here are two other things you might want to consider during your search for porn recovery support.

Find Active Groups

As a porn addict in recovery, your main responsibility is to stay busy and away from porn. A relapse will only serve to lead you down that dark path of porn addiction yet again. If you can find porn recovery support groups that meet frequently, you can benefit in two ways.

First, you will always have someplace to go when you feel you are treading too close to the edge of viewing porn. If you can find a support group with meetings or chapters that are available every day, you will have the kind of support you might really need.

Second, you will get the opportunity to build relationships a lot faster than you would in groups that don’t meet frequently. A buddy system of individuals can quickly become a solid way to get support for an addiction issue.

No Procrastination

While your wasting time not searching for a good support group or two, your porn addiction will be doing pull-ups in an effort to stay strong. Your porn addiction will definitely be looking for a chance to strike.

There is no time like the present to start protecting the work you have done in recovery. Remember, support groups won’t be coming to your door. It’s up to you to get up and do the necessary work to find support that can help you keep your mind off porn.

A list of Top Porn Support Groups & Online Forums

In an effort to help you get a head start in your search for a viable porn recovery support group or two, we have accumulated a list of 10 groups and online forums you might want to consider. They are not ranked in any particular order. Note: some of these groups may be intended for family members.

Pure Desire

If you would be interested in a faith-based support group that has a strong connection to Christianity, Pure Desire warrants your consideration. Founded more than 20 years ago, this nonprofit group focuses on various forms of sex addiction and intimacy disorders.

Celebrate Recovery

This group was founded in 1991 at the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. This is essentially a 12 Step based program with a strong connection to Christianity. After years as a local and regional program, this is now an international support resource with chapters all over the world.

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)

One should not be surprised to find several 12 Step programs on this list. They work. This group focuses on a wide range of sex addictions and fetishes. The group has been building programs around the 12 Steps of Recovery for close to 50 years.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

While the name of this group might elicit some confusion, it is actually a very important group. As yet another 12 Step program, this group focuses on members who have a compulsion to engage in or avoid involvement in sex, love, or emotional attachment.

The King’s Men

This group has a very strong connection to the Catholic faith. The program aims to take men from the throes of sex addictions and return them to a strong reliance on morals and ethics. Access to in-person meetings and literature is available from the group’s website.

L.I.F.E. Recovery International

International sex addiction support group that is built around the concepts behind Dr. Mark Laaser’s seven principles to Living in Freedom Every Day (or L.I.F.E.).

Pornography Addicts Anonymous

While many of the other sex addiction recovery support groups deal in various sex addictions, this 12 Step group focuses more specifically on porn addiction.

Sexual Recovery Anonymous

While many other support groups focus on helping people cope with their sex addictions, this group puts most of its focus pointed more towards avoiding sexual compulsion and committing to sexual sobriety unless it’s with a committed partner.

NoFap

If you are looking for an online support resource, you might want to check out NoFap at https://nofap.com/groups/. This is a great resource for someone who feels a sudden urge to relapse and needs immediate help.

Captives Free

Another great online resource that welcomes both the porn addict and their significant other. This group focuses on helping couples come together to fight against one partner’s porn or sex addiction issue.

Other than support groups its a good idea to keep your electronics safe. For phones specifically this can be done using accountability apps and you can use someone from your support group to be a partner on this app.