What is Paired Substance/Sex Addiction?
Countless people pair and eventually fuse the use and abuse of substances with sexual behavior. (This is sometimes referred to as sexualized drug use or chemsex.) Often, this involves a stimulant drug like cocaine or methamphetamine, though alcohol and other drugs are also commonly used in conjunction with sex. There are many ways in which this pairing occurs, any of which can create a mutually reinforcing pattern. Over time, substance use and sexual behavior can be paired together so often that they fuse into a single behavior. If you’re doing one, you’re also doing (or you’re about to do) the other.
Seeking Integrity offers specialized 21 and 28-day residential treatment for men for whom paired substance/sex behaviors have spiraled out of control.
- Are compulsive drug use and sexual behavior creating problems in your life?
- Do you need to be drunk or high to engage in sexual behavior?
- Does your drug and sex life put you in places that scare you, endanger your health, or violate your personal moral code?
If you think you or a loved one may be struggling with paired substance use and sexual behaviors, we suggest you take this anonymous 25-question substance use and sexual disorders screening test.