What is Sex Addiction?
Teens who suffer sex addiction cannot manage their sexual behavior. Their persistent sexual thoughts affect their ability to maintain relationships, focus in school, and accomplish normal day-to-day responsibilities. Typical behaviors for sex addicts include compulsive masturbation, pornography, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and giving in to sexual impulses.
Sex Addiction Treatment
Your son can receive sex addiction treatment at Oxbow Academy. He can identify his sexual issues, learn how to be truthful and accountable, own his story, improve his relationships, and get direction in his life. You can find out what is really going on with your son and he can receive a treatment plan specifically tailored to his individual needs. He can be in an environment where he can appropriately share, address the shame, find support, and find his pathway to healing.
To help your teen, you can take our assessment to help determine the level of care your son needs, and then call us at 855-676-4272.
Healing in a Safe Environment
Some parents worry about having their son associate with other boys with sexual behavior problems. At Oxbow Academy, your son will be in a safe, supportive environment. Your son will participate in group therapy, which is similar to an AA group meeting. There is always a therapist present to guide students to appropriately share who they are and what they have done, using accountable language that does not glorify their behavior. Your son can heal and progress in Oxbow’s open and honest culture. We take safety seriously and have taken precautions to keep your son safe. We have a one-to-four staff-to-student ratio with 24-hour supervision.
When asking about safety, parents sometimes ask if we work with sexual offenders or predators. We do not see our students as sexual offenders or predators since their sexual arousal template is not set. In an adolescent, their arousal is very adaptable and is about what feels good in the moment. When teens think about sexual behavior, they are more focused on their own anatomy and how it will feel, rather specific people or ages arousing them. In comparison, adults have a set arousal template. There are things that adults are aroused by and things that they are not. Because of this, adults can be sexual offenders and predators can seek out specific age and traits that they are aroused by and teens cannot.