Sexual Addiction Recovery Round Rock TexasSexual Addiction Recovery Step 4

In sexual addiction recovery, step 4 requires making “a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Sexual issues, for the person struggling with sexual addiction, is not the main issue that needs to be faced and resolved in recovery but rather a symptom of a deeper issue.

Step 4 of the 12 step program directs the recovering sex addict to face what is wrong inside rather than continuing to run away. It requires one to take a long deep look into a mirror. The sexual behaviors was used to cover the feelings and guilt, which created even more feelings to flee from.

Facing Self Sets One Free

If the sex addict doesn’t face the truth about themselves, then sobriety, serenity and freedom will be very difficult. The Sexaholics Anonymous book reads, “What a relief to finally face the great FEAR–ourselves!” When a sex addict faces the truth about himself, he can now begin to change and get set free.

Character Defects Cause Addiction Problems

The Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve and Twelve (p. 50) reads, “By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking (or sexing) and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.”

Personal Housecleaning

Step Four of the program is “a personal housecleaning, a fact-finding and fact-facing process, an effort to discover the truth about ourselves, and a search for flaws in our make-up which caused our failures in the first place. We admit our wrongs honestly and are willing to set these matters straight.” (From AA, Chapter 5).

Begin Sexual Addiction Counseling

Working recovery is not easy but it is very rewarding. At Hope Counseling Center, our sexual addiction therapists can help guide you in the steps and tasks of turning your life around and stopping the madness. Call our counseling center today and setup an individual counseling session with a qualified counselor.