Welcome to PornAddicts Anonymous
Welcome to PornAddicts Anonymous, a program of recovery from the addiction to pornography in it's many forms.
We share our experience, strength and hope with each other in order to gain freedom from the emotional and physical bondage and behaviors of this addiction.
Our foundations are in Unity, Service, Truth, Freedom and Recovery as our PAA Symbol shows.
As we work together and follow the steps and traditions, we attend meetings, perform service at all levels and practice truth and honesty in our lives and actions. From taking these actions consistently we get recovery and freedom.
While actively participating in our addiction, we lost friends, spent money we may or may not have had, lost jobs, wives, partners, parents and neglected our own needs and those of the people who cared about us.
Online, in print, DVD's, Videos, shows and other mediums, we have watched and looked at countless hours of pornography only to realize that there is never enough to satisfy our cravings.
We hid behind our addiction and justified its use in countless ways. We separated ourselves from society and moved into a fantasy world that we controlled.
We collected more and more, sometimes purging ourselves completely only to binge and fill up our closets, computers, media cases and hidden storage areas. However much we had, it was never enough.
The shame and guilt over our addictive behavior drove us to act out in more ways to control it - switching to a different media, viewing a different type, not viewing during the day, viewing at a different location, not viewing during the week, only for a set period time and countless others.
Our powerlessness over our addiction and our inability to control our use, or even if we had the illusion of control momentarily, led to unmanageability, demoralization and loss of relationships with the people around us.
We vehemently denied our addiction to ourselves and to those who cared to ask.
Some of us have used pornography to hide other addictions, emotions, usually fear and anger, sometimes remorse, but we have always used it to control our emotions.
Inevitably, the result was the same - we were numb, filled with shame and fear.