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Sexual recovery programs

According to their websites, many sexual recovery programs follow the 12-step addiction recovery model. They assume that feelings of attraction for minors cannot necessarily be eliminated, but attempt to help the individual learn to control his sexual feelings and avoid temptation.

MHAMic has been unable to locate in the scientific literature any published reports on the methods or effectiveness of these programs with men attracted to underage boys. Instead, this page provides links to sexual recovery organizations that work with minor-attracted adults. Their effectiveness has not been proven scientifically. Clicking on a link will open the site in a new window.

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