Many people simply compare themselves to others, and that is the most unreliable way to answer the question. Søren Kierkegaard said, “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
The following assessment is for informational purposes and has not been validated by any clinical studies. However, it has been used with a significant number of teens. The questions found on the Teen Pornography Addiction Checkup (TPAC) can be found in other similar instruments. While this can be done by a teen for a preliminary indication, it is strongly encouraged that an evaluation be done with the guidance and support of a trained professional.
If your teen scores high on the assessment, the best next step is a full evaluation by a professional counselor.
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We spoke with Dr Thorington on Mon morning about our son, who is 16. We are very interested in speaking to Dr Thorington again for an evaluation and possibly scheduling an intensive.
I will give you a call tomorrow.
Allison spoke to Dr. Thorington on Tuesday, 3/15, about our son who is 15. We are interested in having a consultation at your earliest convenience.
Assessment reflected a score of 13 out of 25. Will call or email when we know more about internet capabilities for therapy,and scheduling, for an intensive.