Dont schedule meetings for fyi items that you can communicate via email. The big book has given me that comfort and the push to move forward. Meeting with each other is a key part of recovery, and, in our tradition, every group is autonomous as it makes decisions. If you identify with us and think you may share our problem, wed like to share our solution with you sexaholics anonymous, 2. Aa meeting topics from the big book whether youre looking for a topic for your next a.
They are not intended to provide a surefire method of diagnosis, nor can negative answers to these questions provide absolute assurance. The 164 and more book, ebook, and web site are all concordances which display passages from the big book alcoholics anonymous, the twelve steps and twelve traditions, and the a. This is just one story of a member of sex and love addict anonymous. Slaa was founded in boston, massachusetts in 1976, by a member of alcoholics anonymous aa. Leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible. We dont claim its for everybody, but for us, it works. This means that only people who consider themselves to be members of s. Having few healthy boundaries, we become sexually involved with andor emotionally attached to people without knowing them. Are you new and want to know where the next meeting is.
I wanted to grasp the concept of what love addiction was and what love addiction was not. Sex addicts anonymous green book saas basic text saa. Sex and love addicts anonymous slaa is a twelve step twelve tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by alcoholics anonymous. These are suggested topics from the big book of alcoholics anonymous, as a guide to selecting a meeting topic for discussion meetings. Love addiction, however, is a compulsive, chronic craving andor pursuit of romantic love in an effort to get our sense of security and worth from another person.
Sex and love addicts anonymous articles on recovery programs. The literature you are viewing is a large file and may take a few minutes to load. Sex and love addicts anonymous is a twelve step, twelve tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by alcoholics anonymous. Welcome to the big book sponsorship meeting of sex and love addicts anonymous. We recommend you try different meetings until you find the ones that read more.
To get the most out of this ebook, youll need to think about the words you read, determine how the information applies to you and create strategies for. As a fellowship of recovering addicts, sex addicts anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction. He founded slaa as an attempt to stop his compulsive. This book offers hope and healing to those who have suffered from repeated betrayal. Apr 29, 2017 in the book alcoholics anonymous big book, drug use is mentioned as part of the alcoholics experience or illness. The book is now in its fourth edition to keep its featured personal testimonies fresh and updated, but the aa website reaffirms that the fundamental recovery principles haven. I developed an understanding of why i was reacting this way to. We have sex addicts anonymous meetings for all interested in recovery from sexual addiction. Sexaholics anonymous the official website for sexaholics. In this revised and updated version of facing love addiction, bestselling author of facing codependence and internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority pia mellody unravels the intricate dynamics of unhealthy love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love.
Through long and painful experience, we came to realize that we were powerless over our sexual thoughts and behaviors and that our preoccupation with sex was causing progressively severe adverse consequences for us, our families, and our friends. Typically our meetings are closed that is, open only to those who identify themselves as sex and love addicts and newcomers who are trying to determine whether they are sex and love a. Literature is a useful tool to support your recovery, and often used in sponsorship and step work. Instead of being a straightforward self help manual using the 12 steps it reads more like a feverish personal journal with way too much personal detail about the authors life and struggles. Sex and love addicts anonymous, or slaa, is a twelve step, twelve tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by alcoholics anonymous. Memoirs like sarah hepolas blackout, augusten burroughs dry, and drunk mom by jowita bydlowska are recent, searing examples of first person accounts of being drunk and then, eventually, being sober. The most important theme that runs throughout this book, though, is that of hope.
Meetings sex and love addicts anonymous washington, dc. Love in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Like other addictions, love addiction is often the result of insecure attachment patterns. On this page please note online and telephone meetings below in addition to meetings near you. This is a twelve step, twelve traditionoriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by alcoholics anonymous. The only qualification for slaa membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. Sex and love addicts anonymous fellowshipwide services. Like other addictions, love addiction is often the result of insecure. All meetings are closed meaning only those seeking their own sexual sobriety are welcome.
Those using mobile devices may encounter problems if your device does not have sufficient memory. Only those who think they might be a sex andor love addict may attend. In 2015, pal was incorporated as a nonprofit and falls under a 501c 3 for charitable donations. Clean is a landmark book on addiction that tackles a myriad of issues headon. All members share a desire to recover from their addiction and to live sober lives. Examples are in the chapter doctor, alcoholic, addict, written by member paul o, and also in chapter two, there is a solution p. Its words and interpretations are left up to the reader to use as they choose. This is a new edition of a classic book for women and men whose spouses or partners have had multiple affairs or sex addiction problems. There is comfort in knowing you arent alone, that what youre feeling isnt unusual, and that there is a solution. This can include therapists, educators, ministers, or anyone in a helping profession. Sex and love addicts anonymous slaa is a twelvestep program for people recovering from sex addiction and love addiction. It chronicles author christine adams personal experiences with a sexually addicted spouse as well as stories of others in various stages of recovery from coaddiction. Also known as the big book in aa meetings, the alcoholics anonymous book is what many people consider the cornerstone for overcoming alcohol abuse disorder aud. Passed by the general delegate assembly february 2010 the only requirement for sa membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober according to the sa sobriety definition.
The following 25 questions are meant to be a simple a guideline for identifying the possible signs of love addiction. Includes press releases, purpose statement, meeting lists, and details on how to start a meeting. A map of meetings for men only, lgbtq, and spanish. Jul 08, 2018 additionally, the support of 12step meetings such as s. I started buying every book i could that dealt with love addiction. Slaa is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is free. The opinions expressed are strictly those of the person who gave them and do not represent sex and love addicts as a whole. Nov 30, 2017 sex addictions profile has gotten a boost from pop culture, as the amazon tv show transparent and the netflix series love both depicted support groups recently. Smart recovery events smart recovery selfhelp addiction. Love, infidelity and sexual addiction is an honest sharing of a trust betrayed. Alpha group odaat location meetings suspended online meeting each thurs 2109 west parker road, suite 728 in plano, tx odaat location map arlington group meetings suspended until 51120 city on a hill church.
As the number of meetings spread, volunteer facilitators were trained and new meetings spread across the phoenix area. Feb 17, 2017 this is just one story of a member of sex and love addict anonymous. Below you will find a list of meetings in our area. The roots of love addiction extend back to early childhood. Additionally, the support of 12step meetings such as s. And for all of us, single and married alike, sexual sobriety also includes progressive victory over lust sexaholics anonymous, 191192. This book is not connected with the program, but i found great help and insight with it. Schneider explains how twelve step recovery programs can work for you, and provides straightforward guidance on how to find selfhelp groups and how to choose a therapist. Arlington group meetings suspended city on a hill church 1140 morrison dr ft worth, tx 76022 map midcities group meetings suspended 580 decker dr, ste 260 irving, tx. This is a closed meeting for professionals who help and counsel sex and love addicts.
His book addiction proof your child is a model for the emerging area of harm reduction in addiction prevention. Fellowshipwide services urges members to contact your meetings for information on closures and changes due to covid19. She was married to a good man who suffered from addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, and pornography. Closed meeting only those identifying with sex and love addiction may attend languages spoken english. He has won career awards from the rutgers center of alcohol studies and drug policy alliance. Once you are modeling good meeting etiquette, ask your direct reports to follow good meeting procedure, too. In the book alcoholics anonymous big book, drug use is mentioned as part of the alcoholics experience or illness. Love in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12 traditions. A history of abandonment, neglect, or inadequate or inconsistent nurturing can lead to love addiction. If you are looking for an addiction treatment center or rehab clinic, visit our treatment center index to.
Beginning recovery in places where no meetings exist sex and. Some love addicts carry a torch for unavailable people. Families anonymous meetings for families of addicts voice meetings using ventrilo software. In this revised and updated version of facing love addiction, bestselling author of facing codependence and internationally recognized dependence and. Typically our meetings are closed that is, open only to those who identify themselves as sex and love addicts and newcomers who are trying to determine whether they are sex and love addicts. Women only, book study, step study, beginners welcome. The wisdom from the big book isnt limited to 10 quotes. Sex and love addicts anonymous provides support to members who want to get help for an obsession with sex or sexual imagery, an unhealthy dependency on someone else, or a preoccupation with fantasy, romance, or intrigue. Women with a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction are encouraged to use the link below to request information for contacting this meeting group about joining. The website of the ontario intergroup of sex and love addicts anonymous. Lifesaver automatic monthly giving program share this flyer become a lifesaver today. Toronto sex and love addicts anonymous recover from.
Our comprehensive and growing directory of aa, na, sa, sla, oa, ca, smart recovery and other addiction recovery groups. Sex and love addicts anonymous is a twelve step fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. Love addiction is not an official diagnosis thus these questions do not provide a diagnosis, however your affirmative answers may be an indicator that love addiction presents in your relationships. Please call the slaa number, 9784350350, and you will be directed to a confidential email address where you can obtain further information about this special meeting. Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and more concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either alcoholics. Slaa is open to anyone who knows or thinks they have a problem with sex addiction, love addiction, romantic obsession, codependent relationships, fantasy addiction andor sexual, social and emotional. A twelve step guide for healing from compulsive sexual behavior 2nd edition. Though he had been a member of aa for many years, he repeatedly acted out and was serially unfaithful to his wife. It can seem like any 20something with a tinder profile fits some of the criteria. The following questions are designed to be used as guidelines for identifying possible signposts of sex and love addiction. Parents of addicted loved ones or pal was founded in 2006 by michael speakman. We offer the same help to anyone who has sex addiction or love addiction or both and wants to do something about it. Sex and love addiction is definitely real and this book is a sincere effort to help others. Those who think they might have a problem with sex and love addiction are welcome to attend provided they respect the anonymity of others.
A fellowship for men and women to recover from unhealthy dependency on love. Michelle anderson has over 10 years of personal experience with loving someone who suffers from addiction. If you are looking for an addiction treatment center or rehab clinic, visit our treatment center index to find the nearest help center. Includes a list of inperson, online, and telephone meetings with. Using the websites listed above, we have compiled an online meeting calendar that list the meetings on the websites, grouped by day of week and time of day. How to break the pattern of love addiction psychology today. There are also meetings which read directly from the literature. Local meetings currently, all meetings are utilizing zoom due to meeting site closures due to covid19. Instead of being a straightforward self help manual using the. Our meetings all begin with a reading of the slaa preamble and a slightly revised version of vital language from chapter 5 from the big book of alcoholics anonymous. For those struggling with a broken biochemical connection from years of sex and love addiction, the mood cure by julia ross offers great tools and wisdom from a nutritional point of view. Slaa is open to anyone who knows or thinks they have a problem with sex addiction, love addiction, romantic obsession, codependent relationships, fantasy addiction andor sexual, social and. Often, when we think of books about addiction and specifically alcoholism in my case, we think of important, tellall works of nonfiction. Includes a list of inperson, online, and telephone meetings with publicly posted information available.
Some love addicts get addicted to the euphoric effects of romance. A closed meeting may be attended without registration by anyone desiring to recover from sex and love addiction, or by those who think they may have a problem, but not by third parties, media persons or therapyhealth care professionals. Each calendar entry has associated icons for the website, type of. This is also an open meeting and welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about sex and love addiction.1113 1081 1271 262 644 489 109 427 356 1195 313 498 279 508 247 605 1481 635 1096 1132 694 745 511 988 418 1355 274 11 838 1039 1311 1177 305 1113 764 112 1352