"Navigating Youth Beyond Pornography Addiction"
Many youth in today’s modern world find themselves lost in the complex network of the internet and media and in need of direction as they attempt to navigate the thick darkness of pornography, sexual behavior problems and technology addictions. Just as the ancient peoples of the world, they are in need of Star Guides. STAR Guides is a program that provides hope and recovery for youth and young adults who are searching for light in the darkness of pornography and sexual addiction. Star Guides navigates youth and their families beyond these addictions.
STAR Guides for Youth is a program has been uniquely designed for teens combating pornography addiction and other compulsive sexual behaviors. Youth who participate in the program come to more fully understand pornography addiction and its accompanying behaviors while being provided the opportunity to develop skills to eliminate the addiction from their lives. Youth gain awareness of the addiction cycle, the science of pornography addiction, the underlying emotional issues leading to addiction, thinking errors and most importantly, the program provides a strong focus on abstinence maintenance and the creation of a recovery plan for youth to use for maintaining long term abstinence after they have completed treatment.
The program occurs in a weekly youth treatment group and provides a safe and confidential environment wherein youth work on issues with support of other young people struggling with similar issues. Youth participate in treatment groups of no more than eight creating opportunities for trust and brotherhood to be established. Each group session is conducted under the guidance of a professional therapist trained in the area of pornography and sexual addiction. Youth track their abstinence and are accountable to their treatment group for it. Successful graduation from the program requires completion of the Breaking Free workbook and 90 days of abstinence from compulsive sexual behavior issues. Most youth complete the program in the range of three to six months. Youth are welcome to continue to attend even beyond completing program requirements.