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Evenheroesfall49

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Recovery stats?
« on: August 15, 2020, 01:54:47 PM »
What are the actual relapse rates and recovery stats for porn addiction? I googled it but couldn't find any solid info. I know it has a very low recovery rate but any numbers?
I know everyone is different but I like stats, im a numbers person so I'm just curious.

Thanks.

mousemat1

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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 03:56:03 AM »
I think that regardless of success/failure rates your level of commitment to beating this addiction is the most important factor. While I think knowing the success/failure rates might be interesting, they might also prove to be disheartening if the recovery rate is very low.

aquarius25

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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2020, 03:02:10 PM »
I have always been curious about the recovery rate in particular to addict in relationships. I wonder if the rate of recovery is higher when they disclose to their partner vs those who choose to not tell their partner. These are interesting things to think about but I have no idea how someone would get that info.

Evenheroesfall49

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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 02:28:31 PM »
I have always been curious about the recovery rate in particular to addict in relationships. I wonder if the rate of recovery is higher when they disclose to their partner vs those who choose to not tell their partner. These are interesting things to think about but I have no idea how someone would get that info.

Thus is very true. I am a curious person and like stats and understanding things. Hmm

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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 02:10:50 AM »
As it would be interesting to truly know, it might be demotivating as well. You can check Reddit's 'PornFree' sub, they have some sort of challenges there. I've blocked Reddit a while ago because of their content, but if I'm correct they should have a monthly and yearly challenge with some data and all. Of course it's all made based on user input so the reliability can be questioned.

Of course everyone is different, especially how far they've allowed themselves to get lost in their addiction. Compared to many here my addiction was pretty mild, therefore I suppose breaking free has been quite a smooth process for me without relapses. I've also had a circle of people to help me, my wife, family, religious leader, psychotherapist and support groups like RebootNation and Porn Addicts Anonymous. The shame, guilt and isolation are factors that make searching for help like this really difficult. Even though such a large percentage of the population consumes porn, it's still seen as something perverted when trying to get help. Hopefully more people are able to search for help with those around them, that would surely increase the recovery rates :)

aquarius25

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 06:36:03 PM »
I also think gathering data like this would be difficult because there isn't really one set standard for "recovery" when it comes to porn and porn subs. Is isn't like "not taking a sip of alcohol". It is more difficult to measure something like this. Is it just not looking at actual porn? Does just looking at images of women in bathing suits count? It is all a slippery slope and the nebulous, I feel, not only makes it more difficult for good solid data but also more difficult to remove from your life as well. I think it is one of the things that makes this a very unique addiction. I would also be interested to see how many people with porn addiction have a more general addiction to technology as well. We don't know what effects all of this screen exposure will have on us long term but I would bet it's not all sunshine and roses, lol.


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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 01:35:47 PM »
The only stat that matters is yours.

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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 10:47:47 PM »
The recovery rate for porn/ sex addicts is approximately 5%. Lower than many other addictions. If you want to keep 'hoping', go at it.

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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 12:02:54 AM »
Takes more than hope  a little hard work and putting some thought into it can get the job done

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Re: Recovery stats?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2020, 09:07:16 AM »
Depends of what recovery means for you. If recovery is getting rid of PIED and having normal sexual life without porn then success rate is almost 100% for people who quit porn for good and never go back. For people who keep relapsing to porn regularly or from time to time success rate is almost 0.

Basically if you can get rid of porn addiction for good your ED will be cured once enough time has passed. If you can't break free from porn, you will suffer from it forever.
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