The Candeo Program

  • The Dangers of Sexting

    As we continue to build the Candeo web site I see things that I think may be relevant to our audience. Our site is devoted to helping people overcome their addiction to pornography and it is at times extremely gratifying. Other times it is challenging. People have deep and enduring struggles with this issue.

  • Are you addicted? - Info Graphic

    10 question test for determining whether or not you’re addicted to pornography.

  • How to Truly Tackle Temptation

    To get to the Second Stage of Recovery, we have to rethink an all too common assumption about what temptations are. This can be challenging even for professionals and
    “old pros” in the recovery world, but it can make a huge difference in our ability to enjoy recovery for what it is – a chance to view the world and ourselves in a whole better light. I also give a specific example of how to apply it and even cite a study (no surprise there)!

  • How it Works: A Day in the Life of a Candeo Student

    No one can make significant changes in their lives without help–people need people. Candeo helps you create your own Support System.

  • Porn Changed My Brain and I Had No Control

    I spent years fighting porn. I remember hundreds of times feeling frustrated, I hated myself, I was angry and I had no hope. I thought, Why can’t I just stop looking at this stuff? Why can’t I just make up my mind to leave it alone and then just do it? Then I would give in to it again and I was even more convinced that something was seriously wrong with me. I had no will power at all, I was a total loser. Then at the Candeo site I found out some stuff that changed my whole attitude about my porn problem. I learned that porn was changing my brain. It was shrinking my logic center and supercharging my pleasure center. Basically I had lost my self control and was just all about getting another pleasure rush.

  • Research Results and Ongoing Efforts

    There’s a lot of talk online about Success Rates. I’ve been pretty disappointed with what I’ve seen. What does a success rate of 80% mean? Does it mean that your approach worked for 80% of the people and for the rest it was a complete failure? Does it mean you “cured” 80% of those who went through your program as if addiction is some kind of a bacterial infection? What are your drop-out rates? Do you have an 80% success rate among the 2 in 50 people who stay in your program?

  • Candeo Podcast - Internet Porn: A Drug Dealers Dream Come True

    This week Mark speaks about how internet pornography is likened to a drug. Mark goes on to state that if that is true then internet pornographers are “Drug Dealers.”

  • After Years of Porn and Masturbation, I Hit Rock Bottom

    Hi, my name is John Hodges and I started with Candeo back in the early fall of last year. I was at a point in my life that I knew had to be rock bottom. I had lost my marriage and fell through a roof and was out on workers’ comp. I was at home surfing the web when I found an article about Candeo. After losing my marriage due to a string of bad choices I had made, I had plunged myself into self medicating with pornography and masturbation. I knew, however, that at some point I was going to pass the point of safe return and be lost forever (because I chose to be). I didn’t want this. So, when I saw the article and came to the site, I felt that God and steered me to it. Now, I KNOW that He did.

  • Maybe You Really Don't Want to Give Up Porn

    My background was unique and the source of my sexual addiction, or so I thought. As I have progressed in my recovery and faced the struggles of addiction head on the realization of how much in common I actually have with others continues to surface. For years I thought something was fundamentally wrong with me and after 18 years of marriage and numerous failed attempts to just stop using pornography I began to believe my wife’s frustrations when she would say, “Maybe you really don’t want to give it up. Yet, deep down, I knew my heart longed to be free from the destructive sexual habits of pornography, masturbation, fantasy and various other extremely harmful outlets.

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