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Sex Addiction Treatment in Bulgaria

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Rehab in Bulgaria for Sex Addiction Treatment

 

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Sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria

Sex addiction in Bulgaria is a much-debated topic among the mental health community. The traditional model of addiction, which required an addictive substance, has changed and process, or behavioral, addictions like gambling are now recognized. However, there has never been agreement on whether activities like sex, a biological imperative, can be addictive. One this is for certain, there are more individuals identifying with sex addiction in Bulgaria than ever before.

 

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, or DSM, does not include sex addiction as a disorder. The concept was introduced in DSM-3 in the 1980s, but then removed in the next edition, DSM-4, because of the lack of research and consensus. Proposals to include it in the latest version, DSM-5, were rejected for the same reasons. The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) does propose “compulsive sexual behavior disorder” for inclusion in its next edition, ICD-11, but this is not defined as an addiction.

 

However, current understanding of addiction is finding that it is driven by the brain’s response to a substance or behavior, and the rewriting of its own pleasure pathways. This would suggest that sex addiction is just as possible as addiction to alcohol, drugs, or gambling.

 

The lack of inclusion in any diagnostic manual means that it’s not possible to formally diagnose sex addiction. However, using newer models of addiction it might be expected that symptoms would include changes in behavior, including obsession with sex, hiding behavior from others, taking risks to satisfy the addiction and feelings of guilt or shame.

 

REMEDY wellbeing recognizes and treats sex addiction in Bulgaria. We have witnessed first-hand the destruction compulsive sexual behavior has on individuals and families and our sex addiction treatment program is designed to end the destructive cycle of repetitive and risk-taking behavior.

Bulgaria (; Bulgarian: България, romanized: Bǎlgariya), officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the eastern flank of the Balkans, and is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Bulgaria covers a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), and is the sixteenth-largest country in Europe. Sofia is the nation’s capital and largest city; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas.

One of the earliest societies in the lands of modern-day Bulgaria was the Neolithic Karanovo culture, which dates back to 6,500 BC. In the 6th to 3rd century BC the region was a battleground for ancient Thracians, Persians, Celts and Macedonians; stability came when the Roman Empire conquered the region in AD 45. After the Roman state splintered, tribal invasions in the region resumed. Around the 6th century, these territories were settled by the early Slavs. The Bulgars led by Asparuh of Bulgaria attacked from the lands of (Old Great) Bulgaria and permanently invaded the Balkans in the late 7th century. They established (Danubian) Bulgaria, victoriously recognised by treaty in AD 681 by the Eastern Roman Empire. It dominated most of the Balkans and significantly influenced Slavic cultures by developing the Cyrillic script. The First Bulgarian Empire lasted until the early 11th century, when Byzantine emperor Basil II conquered and dismantled it. A successful Bulgarian revolt in 1185 established a Second Bulgarian Empire, which reached its apex under Ivan Asen II (1218–1241). After numerous exhausting wars and feudal strife, the empire disintegrated in 1396 and fell under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries.

The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 resulted in the formation of the third and current Bulgarian state. Many ethnic Bulgarians were left outside the new nation’s borders, which stoked irredentist sentiments that led to several conflicts with its neighbours and alliances with Germany in both world wars. In 1946, Bulgaria came under the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc and became a socialist state. The ruling Communist Party gave up its monopoly on power after the revolutions of 1989 and allowed multiparty elections. Bulgaria then transitioned into a democracy and a market-based economy. Since adopting a democratic constitution in 1991, Bulgaria has been a unitary parliamentary republic composed of 28 provinces, with a high degree of political, administrative, and economic centralisation.

Bulgaria is a developing country, with an upper-middle-income economy, ranking 56th in the Human Development Index. Its market economy is part of the European Single Market and is largely based on services, followed by industry—especially machine building and mining—and agriculture. Widespread corruption is a major socioeconomic issue; Bulgaria ranked as the most corrupt country in the European Union in 2018. The country also faces a demographic crisis, with its population shrinking annually since around 1990; it currently numbers roughly seven million, down from a peak of nearly nine million in 1988. Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, NATO, and the Council of Europe; it is also a founding member of the OSCE, and has taken a seat on the United Nations Security Council three times.

 

What is compulsive sexual behavior?

Compulsive sexual behavior in Bulgaria is more widely accepted, although remains a contentious subject. Part of the difficulties in thinking about the medical aspects of sexual behavior is that, for many, cultural factors will play a part.

 

Compulsive sexual behavior that requires sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria, however, should not be confused with a high, but healthy, libido. Instead, it should consider the motivations and impulse control of the individual. The internet, for example, makes promiscuity much easier than the past, but while a high number of sexual partners in a short period might suggest a problem, more relevant will be what need those partners are fulfilling and what control an individual has over their behavior.

 

Similarly, other indicators such as adultery or the use of prostitution may stem from a sex addiction or compulsion, but there may be many reasons people have an illicit relationship or use sex-workers that are not a consequence of a mental health condition.

 

For some, the problem may be akin to an addiction, where an individual has become dependent on the hit provided by sex. For others, it might be the result of an unhealthy relationship with sex, and linked to another disorder, for example a previous trauma or a condition that affects their sense of self-worth and esteem.

Do I need sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria

With no agreed diagnostic criteria for sex addiction in Bulgaria, it is not possible to offer clear or concise guidance on whether an individual has an addiction to sex. The difficulty is that sex is a normal activity, and therefore the question is not so much about the frequency of sex or sexual preferences, but instead whether the individual has a healthy relationship with sex.

Am I a sex addict and do I need sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria

Ultimately, getting residential sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria is a personal choice. However, it might be worth thinking about some common effects of other addictions and whether these apply.

 

Signs of sex addiction in Bulgaria

 

  • pre-occupation with the addiction
  • constantly thinking about having sex or festishes
  • thinking of their next sexual encounter
  • using porn as an alternative
  • having frequent sexual urges
  • becoming irritable or withdrawn, if the urges are not fulfilled
  • can they go a prolonged period without sex
  • do they lie or deceive to get sex
  • do they expose themselves to risk, for example unprotected sex or using sex-workers

What is porn addiction?

Addiction to porn is always a topic of debate in Bulgaria; if sex is not addictive, how can porn be addictive? However, it’s likely that exactly the same processes that can cause addiction and apply to sex will apply to porn. Masturbation is physiologically identical to sex, creating the same effects in the body, so used for this purpose porn carries exactly the same addictive risks as sex. However, porn can also carry other risks, particularly with its easy access over the internet.

 

Many people use porn, either individually or as couples, and the use of porn is not a problem in itself. Problems may be present if that relationship with porn ceases to be healthy. This might exhibit in the usual signs of addictive behavior. It might also present in other ways. An individual with a problematic relationship with porn might find themselves reliant on it to achieve arousal. They might even find themselves preferring porn to sex with their partner. Others might find themselves using porn excessively.

 

REMEDY™ wellbeing is the most awarded clinic for sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria

 

Our locations provide relaxing, beautiful settings, the ideal environment to recover and heal. You will chart a new course, one that is free from drug use and triggers in your home area around Bulgaria. Sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria at REMEDY wellbeing™ offers you the chance to get help from fully qualified staff.

How is sex addiction in Bulgaria diagnosed?

More generally a clinician will consider the widely accepted signs of addiction in Bulgaria. Using these they will consider whether their patient’s relationship with sex is healthy, or whether there are compulsive components that are having a negative impact on them and their loved ones in Bulgaria.

What is sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria

Sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria uses the exclusive and highly successful REMEDY® process  which is similar to other behavior related addiction treatment. One key difference between treatment for sex addiction in Bulgaria by the REMEDY method® and most other addictions is that lifelong abstinence is not the goal. Instead, the treatment and recovery process will aim for the patient to develop a healthy relationship with sex. What this relationship looks like will be discussed and agreed with the patient, and will form the goal of the recovery process.

 

Like recovery from a substance abuse, recovery from sex addiction in Bulgaria is likely to start with a period of abstinence. Although there is no detox process to go through, abstaining from sex will start the process of resetting the brain’s relationship with sex. It is likely this, at least initially, is best undertaken in a residential facility. This means the environment is highly controlled, and it is not possible to succumb to temptation.

 

In-patient therapy will also be a core component of rehabilitation and recovery from sex addiction in Bulgaria. Psychodynamic therapy might be used to explore the patient’s relationship with sex, helping them to understand what initially created that relationship and the need that it fulfills in them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also particularly effective. As an active therapy, it equips the patient to recognize their causes and triggers for their behavior and develop responses that break the chain of actions that previously would have fed their addiction.

 

It is possible that medications approved in Bulgaria might be used. It is unlikely that these would be prescribed to reduce a patient’s libido. Although such medications do exist, the aim of treatment is to move the patient to healthy sexual desire, not to chemically remove all desire.1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5844164/

 

However, other medications might be prescribed, especially is there is a dual diagnosis. Sex addiction frequently results from other problems, for example attempts to lift depression or as a response to a previous trauma. However, medications used to treat these might help with sexual addiction. Antidepressants, for example might remove the need for the dopamine hit from sexual activity. Naltrexone is also sometimes used; this can help remove the perceived benefits that an addict gets from their addiction.

 

Recovery from sex addiction in Bulgaria can, however, be a lengthy process. The period of abstinence, during which the brain can start the process of rewiring its reward pathways, can be long, especially if the addiction was severe or long-lasting. However, even if not, the fact that sex is normal and the recovered addict will, at some stage, return to being sexually active means that like any addiction, recovery is a life-long process. The former addict will have to be constantly aware of their behavior to ensure that they are not relapsing, especially as this can happen gradually.

 

Sex addiction, like any addiction, can have devastating consequences, but the prospects for recovery after sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria are good. The chances of recovery are maximized when supported by professionals and, especially, when any co-occurring disorders are diagnosed and treated alongside the sex addiction.

Citations: Sex addiction treatment in Bulgaria

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Sex Addiction Treatment in Bulgaria
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Sex Addiction Treatment in Bulgaria
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Sex Addiction Treatment in Bulgaria. Sex Addiction Treatment is a core program at REMEDY wellbeing. Guests return to their lives free from Compulsive Sexual Disorder.