Thanks again for your support Dpac. I'm glad you've found what works for you and that you are a free man now
I don't think anger management techniques would work for me, I'm addicted chemically, and I'm guessing anger management techniques are more focused on emotions. I'm focusing on a long term recovery, based on reducing my triggers such as stress, loneliness, tiredness, etc. And also replacing the release I rely on from porn with a good release that gives me a feeling that will satisfy my cravings, and
leave me feeling good afterwards.
I've been too focused on counting the days, and putting distance between myself and porn, trying to get one week sober, then 2 weeks, then a month etc. I'm looking for a long term solution that will fix me. The periods of sobriety will come, but as a result of my changed lifestyle, not as forced periods of sobriety using methods of trying to stop cravings when they come. I find this a temporary fix to the problem and it always leads to me slipping and then starting the cycle again. In my veiw it's like going to the doctor because you've got headaches, and asking for drugs to take the pain away, to mask it, rather than actually fix the headache.
I'm certainly not bashing the methods of countering cravings as they come, they work for some people, and that's great, but they haven't been working for me. Maybe I don't try hard enough, but I always find In the moment of temptation I lose all control. I have got myself addicted to the chemical release of masturbating to porn, as a release from the issues in my life. I need to confront these issues head on, fix them, then I will be able to break my addiction.