Sex Addiction Now Classified as a Mental Disorder

Recently, the USA Today reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) added “sex addiction” to its list of mental disorders. Many experts hope the new classification “will help change the disorder’s perception from a moral failing to simply a medical issue.” According to Breaking Point, one addiction specialist praised the WHO for removing sex addiction from the realm of “morality” and “religion,” and placing it in the realm of medicine.

The shift, according to the article, “resembles previous changes to how doctors viewed other addictive disorders, such as alcoholism, drug addiction or gambling.” Begging the question, are these things now outside the realm of morality and religion, too?

Breaking Point addresses the moral responsibility in addiction in their recent broadcast Sex Addicts Need Deliverance, Not Just Diagnosis.