Hi all, Long time member, got here aged 25 and now about 6 years later I am still dealing with my porn addiction. Fortunately enough I am dealing with my addiction in a responsible way. Porn wasn't my first addiction, I have been addicted to gaming, prescription meds, cocaine, and after prescription meds essentially my porn use escalated. I used porn to relieve stress, shut down my head and stop worrying. This started somewhere beginning of college, maybe 9 years ago. The past decade I have lost various healthy ways to relax and ultimately I could not graduate, my ex- girlfriend broke up and I lost about 3 or 4 jobs. Right now, after visiting two rehab programs I have managed to quite alcohol and drugs completely, and I am now attending SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, the AA for sex/porn addicts) meetings, frequently calling fellows ('members') and I am extremely grateful to be able to express my feelings and experiences through the group. Right now, I am 2 weeks clean and I looked at my topic, realising it's in the wrong section. I am in my 30ies and really, really done with my addict life. I've looked and found a coach whom specialises in addictions and he supports me, focusing on areas of my life that need support (hobbies and spare time, housing conditions, money and finance, and so on). He's straight forward and understanding, which is good. He told me he sees a lot of anxiety, which I am no stranger to, but I feel less anxiety than a month or 6 months ago. I am getting more confident in what I am doing at work, with people and so on. I do feel like I am surviving my addiction from time to time, but the trend line is up. There is a better life ahead, and from time to time I'll share some news in this topic.