Recommended Resources

Online Support Groups

Candeo Can Recovery Program
This is a paid online training program co-authored by Mark Kastleman and two other PH.D’s in psychology. They do offer a lot of free resources on their website including podcasts and a free mini course.
Recovery Nation
This is an online group designed to help people struggling with sex, love, and pornography addictions. It is a free resource.
Fight The New Drug
Fightthenewdrug.org is a website created to educate about the harmful effects of pornography.

Recommended Reading

The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus Into Your Life by Thomas M. SternerOne of the best books I’ve ever read. It is peaceful life 101 for an average person raised on western values. I believe this book is a must read and it heads the top of my list.
Out of The Shadows Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes
This is THE book by Dr. Carnes on sex addiction. If you are new to the subject, get this book first. Many public libraries now carry a copy.
Treating Pornography Addiction Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery
This book is the number one search result on Amazon.com for pornography addiction, and there is a good reason for it. It was not made to teach people more about the pornography addiction; instead it provides simple steps and tools that can be followed from the beginning of your recover to the end. This is truly is a great and simple book
Drug of New Millennium The Drug of the New Millennium – The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use by Mark B. Kastleman
Unlike other books listed here, this book takes a deeper look into the neurological processes that take place in the brain of a porn addict. The material from that book was quoted in one of my other posts titled Pornography – The Visual Drug and you can take a look at it, if you would like more information.
Kill the Craving: How to Control the Impulse to Use Drugs and Alcohol by Joseph Santoro
This book was design with alcohol and drug addicts in mind, but it provided me with a great tool to break out of my obsessive compulsive cycle. Word of warning, if you are going to use the techniques outlined in the book to treat internet or pornography addiction make sure to visualize your trigger instead of looking at the actual image like the book suggests.
The Now Habit The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Dr. Neil Fiore
I personally have found that struggling with procrastination was one of the major reasons that I felt down and depressed. It seemed that I just couldn’t get myself to do anything, and would use any means to escape reality and feelings of guilt and responsibility that came with it. This book helped me a lot, and I am still going back to it every day to learn more about some of the reasons why I would procrastinate, and I manage to learn something new every time.

Software

K9 Web Protection
This website offers a free fully featured web filter. You can set it up to block certain sites based on keywords or category, it records every website that you’ve visited, and is a great tool to stay honest in the confidential world of the internet. It is better to have somebody password protect it for you, so you will not be able to change the settings when tempted.
Covenant Eyes
This website offers both accountability software and filter. I only use acountability software, because I needed to install it on my work computer. I enjoy relative freedom that my work requires, while at the same time I know I can stay accountable for my actions. First 30 days are free, and it is only $7.99 per month after that.

 

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