Porn Addiction can be notoriously hard to quit. Relapse is the norm, at least in the initial months of recovery. Many recovering porn addicts quit for a long period, sometimes by giving up their computers entirely, sometimes with the use of blocking software, only to relapse again.
The harm reduction approach to addiction treatment is conceived as an alternative to total abstinence from the substance or behavior and involves techniques to reduce the risks that go along with addiction. The early harm reduction techniques originated in 1972 in the Netherlands as an approach to drug addiction. Early harm reduction, later called “normalization” involved things like needle exchanges and methadone maintenance for drug addicts. Recently the term has been used to describe system of care services that are interdisciplinary, empowering, and involving the family and community.