San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2011
Alex is a former U.S. Marine, who served on two combat deployments, including the second battle of Fallujah, with his Infantry battalion. Like many veterans, after returning home from war he had a very hard time adjusting back to normal life. Unlike most of the veterans, Alex did not turn to drugs or alcohol as a quick fix to his problem, he turned to pornography. After 2 years he was a full blown porn addict. That is when Alex decided to start a website named Feed The Right Wolf, on which his shared his own experience of recovery. The site has just celebrated its major milestone receiving its 200,000th visitor.
“I started watching porn since I was 10 years old or so”, says Alex, “but it never got so out of control for me as it did after I came back from Iraq; I would spend up to 8 hours a day watching pornography and I could not get myself to stop.” It is very well accepted knowledge that many veterans turn to alcohol and drugs when they return from war. Many veterans, like Alex, receive briefing about such dangers before they separate from the military. Unlike drugs, however, most people are not fully aware of the dangerous effect that pornography can have.
Here is what Alex has to say about his experience: “I didn’t know that watching pornography could be dangerous. I just thought it was a healthy way to express my sexual needs. The problem for me was that the more I watched the more I wanted to watch. It never seemed to be enough. I always thought that I could just stop, but when I actually tried to stop I found myself completely helpless against pornography addiction. It took me almost 3 years to restore my life back to balance.”
As one of the tools to help him fight porn addiction, Alex started his own blog, called Feed The Right Wolf as a reference to famous Cherokee story. Over time the site’s popularity grew and more people began showing up for support. As of today the site visitor count is nearing total of 200,000.
“I am not an expert, nor do I pretend to be one”, says Alex, “I think the people come to my site, because there aren’t many other sites talking about this issue. I do think it is important to share the message about the dangers of porn addiction. Growing up I had numerous opportunities to hear recovering alcoholics share their experience, which did help me avoid similar mistakes. I am just trying to raise the same level of awareness regarding the dangers of porn addiction. I believe that our society is on the verge of realizing of how just destructive porn and sex addiction can be, especially in light of recent high profile sex addiction cases such as Tiger Woods and Rep. Anthony Weiner.”
Alex encourages everybody to educate themselves about the dangers of pornography addiction. Modern day technology brings unlimited amount of hardcore pornography to almost every household in America. That is why it becomes crucial for every parent to become aware of the risks involved and take necessary precautions to safeguard their children.
To learn more about Alex and his story you can visit his blog at http://www.FeedTheRightWolf.org.