Official Site Wikipedia article I found out about this system years ago, long before I saw evidence that porn addiction was a legitimate problem. It's an approach to recovery from addiction, and it seems most of the material is written to apply to alcoholism. It's somewhat of a counter to the famous Alcoholics Anonymous. The basic principles, as I understand them, are (intellectually and practically) appealing to me: -Addiction is not seen as an illness, but a behaviour subject to your choices -The reason you engage in your addictive behaviour is for pleasure -To start recovery you make a decision to quit once and for all -Recovery is done alone, not in groups A primer/walk-through on AVRT The kernel of AVRT is to conceptually separate oneself from one's addictive urges, to consider them as other, not a part of who you really are, the 'Addictive Voice', or the 'Beast'. Instead of "I want to watch that porn video", you switch to saying "It wants to watch that video". I find this point less than entirely satisfying, because I'm not convinced that there is any true essence that makes me what I am. Metaphysical quibbles aside, I've largely internalised this model of addiction and recovery. Because it just seems to make sense - the system is rooted around recognising human choice of action as the cause of and the solution to the problem. Now in some cases, the realm of voluntary actions may not contain the whole problem. I don't know much about chemical dependency, or non-voluntary tics and compulsions, except they'd be quite outside of this area. In these cases, the RR/AVRT approach wouldn't be sufficient. But I don't think porn use is a non-voluntary phenomenon. I determine this from introspection and reading the accounts of the struggles of fellow recoverers (here). An erection is non-voluntary, obviously, but searching for porn seems quite deliberate. Edging is deliberate -- it's an intentional holding back from doing the natural, automatic thing, in order to extend the pleasure time. I've experienced one thing that seems kind of on the edge voluntary/compulsive: when 'hunting and gathering', so to speak, I found it hard to keep my hands off myself. I would notice what I was doing, but no, I wanted to save that for later. I was just intending to build my collection at that time. But again and again, I found my left hand reaching down and getting busy. Of course, the whole time I had the option to stop the whole thing by closing all the porn, and going and doing something useful instead. This repeated experience is one particular reason I'm kicking the habit. Because I want to be able to practice the maximum self-control. So clearly, I shouldn't put myself in positions where that part of me is diminished. Same reason I don't like drinking, I think. More AVRT links: 17 minutes, radio interview with RR founder Jack Trimpey - Rational Recovery® -- What is AVRT? Trimpey talks to recovering crack user, 5 minutes. Clips from a DVD. Any thoughts?