Sexual Addiction

Those suffering from sexual addiction, like other forms of addiction, participate in an activity to the point where the behaviour becomes compulsive, negatively affecting many aspects of daily life, including work, school, home life, or relationships. In the case of sexual addiction, a person compulsively engages in, or participates in a sexual activity. These activities can include sexual intercourse, voyeurism, pornography, phone sex and online sexual encounters, among others. Often, those struggling with sexual addiction are unable to control sexual thoughts, urges and/or behaviours, but do not seek treatment due to the taboo nature of the topic. Certain forms of sexual addiction can lead to poor judgment, engaging in risky behaviours, unwanted pregnancies, and potentially serious health concerns and legal trouble. The World Health Organization (WHO) includes “excessive sexual drive” as a disease in their list of classification of diseases, and treatment is available. We know that speaking about addiction can be difficult or embarrassing. If you aren’t sure about your own sexual activity, or that of a friend or loved one, we are here to help.

You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.

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Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Burlington Satellite Office - Unpublished Address - Burlington Satellite Office - Unpublished Address

An agency that provides free, confidential, non-judgmental, 24 hour support and counselling services for male, female and transgender survivors of violence including childhood sexual abuse.

* this Burlington location is one of 5 SAVIS offices that are located in Halton
* other locations include Oakville , Milton , Acton and Georgetown
* call the main intake and information number at 905-825-3622 to arrange an appointment at this location

Services include:
* 24-hour crisis line
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to the hospital, police station and court

* SAVIS is a member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous - Oakville Group

* meetings are closed, restricted to sex and love addicts (or those who think they may be sex and love addicts, i.e. newcomers)
* only qualification for membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction
* supported through contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it

Nina's Place - Regional Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care Centre - Joseph Brant Hospital

If you have experienced recent sexual assault or domestic violence, go to Joseph Brant Hospital Emergency Dept and ask for Nina's Place

If you were assaulted within the last 2 years, and you would like counselling, contact the Nina's Place trauma informed Social Worker at 905-681-4880

A sexual assault/domestic violence crisis centre providing specialized health care to any survivor who has experienced a recent sexual assault and/or domestic violence
* specially-trained nurses are on call Mon-Sun 24 hours

Major services:
* a physical exam and treatment of any physical injuries
* testing and prevention for possible pregnancy
* testing and preventive treatment of sexually transmitted infections
* crisis intervention
* risk assessment and safety planning
* documentation and/or photographing of any injuries
* collection of forensic evidence of the assault for 6-month storage or immediate release to police
* providing information about navigating the legal system and reporting options
* follow-up medical care, counselling and referral to community agencies
* links to community resources such as Halton Region Sexual Health Clinic, Halton Women's Place, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS)
* a sensitivity to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and/or abilities of individuals will be maintained
* support, welcome, and advocate for survivors of all genders, sexualities, races, abilities, religions, and cultural backgrounds
* clients may consent to all or parts of the offered care options
* clients have the choice whether to involve the police or not

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton and Area

Provides support to adult women and men, who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual violence at any point in their lives. This includes rape, incest, sexual abuse and harassment.

Services include:
* Individual, group and crisis counselling (including off-site counselling supports in locations such as the Hamilton Detention Centre and the STARS drop-in for women involved in sex work
* Anonymous 24-hour telephone Support Line for survivors, their families, and friends
* TTY Support Line available Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm
* Accompaniment to hospital and police
* Anonymous reporting to the police
* Abuse prevention education sessions (including sessions in Spanish)
* Specialized programming for women from Hamilton's diverse racial and cultural communities (plans to start a new 12-week session of Multicultural Women's Sewing Circle)
* Assistance with practical needs (e.g. bus tickets, childcare)
* 16 week volunteer training program offered twice yearly
* Coordination of yearly International Women's Day and Take Back the Night Events.

Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario and of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. All services are confidential and free of charge.

S-Anon International Family Groups - Hamilton Chapter

Helps, supports, and gives hope to families and friends that have lived with or are living with a sexaholic. S-Anon is based on the principals of the 12 steps and 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. The group is peer-led.

Urology Resource Centre

A nonprofit centre that offers help and support to people who are struggling with urological problems

Topics include:
* bladder control for men and women, including biofeedback
* prenatal and postnatal pelvic floor strengthening
* diseases of the prostate
* male sexual function
* general urological health

One-on-one teaching consultations available with a nurse specialist

Hamilton General Hospital - Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA / DVCC) - 237 Barton St

Provides specialized healthcare for adolescents, women, individuals who are transgender, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence.

Celebrate Recovery

A 12-step program for all hurts, habits, and hang ups that include but are not limited to:
* alcohol and drug addictions
* physical, sexual and emotional abuse
* anger, food addictions, sexual addictions

Program location:
Burlington
* Compass Point Bible Church

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Oakville - Head Office - Oakville - Head Office

Services include:
* 24-hour crisis line
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Public Education
* customized public education workshops are available for elementary and high school students, community members and agencies in Halton
* SAVIS is home to the Male Ally Network (MAN) which is composed of a network of men (14+) who are committed to ending violence against women and children

Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking
* created to raise awareness about human trafficking in Halton and surrounding area through public education and awareness presentations
* for more information or to book a free presentation contact cstover@savisofhalton.org

* the Oakville location is one of 5 SAVIS offices that are located in Halton
* other locations include Milton , Burlington, Acton and Georgetown
* call the main intake and information number at 905-825-3622 to arrange an appointment at this location

* SAVIS is a member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario

McMaster Children's Hospital - Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA / DVCC)

Providing effective, comprehensive and supportive care for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual assault. Care for children under the age of 13 is provided in conjunction with the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program.

* Reporting to the police is the decision of the survivor. Hospital staff will not report to the police without the permission of the survivor.

* A cultural interpreter will be arranged, if needed.

Follow-up medical care and counselling for children under the age of 13 is provided through the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program.

Juravinski Hospital - Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre

Provides specialized healthcare for adolescents, women, individuals who are transgender, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Hospital staff will not report to the police without permission.

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Milton Satellite Office - Unpublished Address - Milton Satellite Office - Unpublished Address

An agency that provides free, confidential, non-judgmental, 24 hour support and counselling services for male, female and transgender survivors of violence including childhood sexual abuse.

* this Milton location is one of 5 SAVIS offices that are located in Halton
* other locations include Oakville , Burlington, Acton and Georgetown
* call the main intake and information number at 905-825-3622 to arrange an appointment at this location

Services include:
* 24-hour crisis line
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to the hospital, police station and court

* SAVIS is a member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario