Former professor, dean at Georgia State University pleads guilty to possession of child pornography
I cannot speak of Mr. Deocampo's situation specifically. However, I want to address aspects of sex addiction for the sex addict reading this post and for the loved one of the sex addict. Many sex addicts get caught with mounds of evidence around them such as proof of pornography, hidden files, and logs of inappropriate use of work computers. This is what we call “UNMANAGEABILITY” in the addiction world. Think of it as PROOF that someone has lost control of their own life, and the sickness is spilling out for all to see. They can't contain the dysfunction any longer. “There is no way this person could be this brazen or foolish,” You may think. “They’re smart and accomplished. They have a happy home and a loving spouse!” Well. Once a certain stage is reached, few addicts are acting rationally. This is addiction, and this is what it can do to your life if you let it...
Unchecked and untreated addiction can spiral out of control and cost you your reputation, your career, your dignity, your freedom, and even your life and soul. That is how powerful these impulses can become and have become for millions of people. It is estimated that over 20 million people face at least one substance addiction—and this number does not consider people who deal with process addictions such as sex addictions or gambling. The numbers of people who are struggling and LOSING this battle are staggering. If you are reading this and need help, know that you are not alone. I urge you to address your struggle before it addresses you.
I am completing my training to become a Sex Addiction Recovery Therapist (SRT) through the American Association for Sex Addiction Treatment (AASAT); I want to help men and women gain control over this area of their lives before the consequences of their actions collapse around them. And the devastation rarely stops with them alone. No. Families are impacted, reputations are lost, Christian witnesses are ruined, and other people (including children sometimes) are hurt.
This is how Sex Addiction Treatment works:
All of this will be done in a discrete, caring, and non-judgmental Christian context for people who not only want freedom from sex addiction but want to strengthen their relationship with God and benefit from the power of spiritual transformation.
Don’t wait for the crash. Don’t wait to be exposed. Don’t wait until people are hurt. Act now.
-Bradford Coleman, LPC, NCC