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and the negative effects it has the potential of having on people trapped in it but when it comes tocounseling there is no certain counselors that is more equipped than anyone else to handle the counseling side of this addiction. All counselors are able to handle the situation, addictions counselor would probably have a better understanding of how to go about the addiction side of this problem but really any counselor can handle the situation it’s just a matter of more counselors being willing to take on this problem and see it as a problem. The key to facing the counseling of individuals addicted to pornography is acknowledging that This truly is an addiction and handling it as such. The reason we know it is an addiction is because it stops the “Braking System” of the brain. “all addictions create, in addition to chemical changes in the brain, anatomical and pathological changes which result in various manifestations of cerebral dysfunction collectively labeled hypo-frontal syndromes. In these syndromes, the underlying defect, reduced to its simplest description, is damage to the “braking system” of the brain.” 8
THE ENTRAPMENT OF PORNOGRAPHY(Hilton, D., & Watts, C. 2011) “Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors” (Love, T., Laier, C., Brand, M., Hatch, L., & Hajela, R. 2015)Concerning the church, the church does not do as much as they should on this topic. This is the ugly little brother that many people in the church try to avoid and pretend like it’s not around. The church very often turns a blind eye to this topic and tries to pretend as if it is not a problem because it is easier to not face the truth thento acknowledge that there is a problem. "While some try to go it alone, the greatest success for study and recovery is working with a network partner or a group of men in [the local] church or community." (Pornography Has Its Hooks in Most Men, 2013)ConclusionThe first step and handling the situation is to help the individuals to acknowledge that they do indeed have a problem as well as encourage the church to involve itself in the fighting ofthis addiction. The key to handling this is community it is important for the individual struggling with us to build up for themselves a healthy and non-judge mental community that will hold them accountable. The church, in my opinion, is responsible for being that community but has dropped the ball so many times and has allowed this to be such a rampant issue among its walls. This is a very widespread issue that affects millions on a daily basis and will continue to grow in the shadows unless acknowledged and handled with understanding, love, and a strong will and determination to fight against it held together by community I’ve broken individuals striving every day to be better.