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In this episode of “Sex Addictions and Porn Afflictions,” Craig Perra, Certified Professional Coach and Founder of the Mindful Habit® System to End Compulsive Behavior, interviews his friend and fellow life coach Adrian, a former addict and client of his.

Craig and Adrian candidly talk about the pain of addiction and how it attacks people — how what at first seemed like a hobby, became a full blown addiction. Adrian dives into dealing with his parents’ divorce and the loneliness that ensued; for him porn became a source of numbing the pain.

Adrian shares how his full blown addiction manifested in incest porn and other visual stimuli that conflicted with his inner integrity.

Adrian also shares his powerful story of becoming a life coach, appearing on the BBC, lecturing in Italy, etc . . .

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Am I Addicted or Do I Have A Relationship Problem?

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Interview With a Young Christian Ex-Porn Addict

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Mindfulness Will Set You Free

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