We are coming to a close now and hope we have provided a great foundation for improvement. We are not therapists or psychologists, but we will do all we can to help your friend achieve their goals. If your friend’s reports are not improving over the course of a few months, here are some additional options:
- Support teams: have your friend create a support team so they are not relying on only one person. Support teams can be small or large. rTribe is one option that can help to create a support group for your friend.
- Trained therapists: therapists offer both individual and group sessions that can be very beneficial. Find one who has experience dealing with pornography issues.
- 12-step programs: programs based on the original Alcoholics Anonymous 12 steps can be very effective in full recovery from addiction. There are both faith-based programs and non-church affiliated groups, including SA, SAA, SCA, SLAA or SRA. You can find out online if there are meetings in your area.
- Religious leaders: your friend can gain great help by speaking with their pastor, priest or bishop.
There are a lot of resources for your friend but none of them will do as much good as a meaningful relationship with someone who cares. Thank you again for your willingness to support and help change and possibly save another life.
Good luck and thanks again,
The Ever Accountable team
This is a 7-part mini-series on how to help your friend stay away from pornography.
Part 1: Why Do People Look at Pornography?
Part 2: Your Role as an Accountability Partner
Part 3: What Should I Do If I Discover That My Friend Looked At Pornography?
Part 4: Justification Sounds Like…
Part 5: What is a Trigger?
Part 6: The Long-Term Change Process
Part 7: In Case You Need More Help