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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step Fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. They offer the same help to anyone who has sexual addiction or love addiction or both and wants to do something about it. Since S.L.A.A. members are all addicts, they have a special understanding of each other and the disease. They know what the illness feels like, and have learned how to recover from it through S.L.A.A.’s Twelve Steps.
In S.L.A.A. they believe that sex and love addiction is a progressive illness which cannot be cured but which, like many illnesses, can be arrested. It may take several forms—including, but not limited to a compulsive need for sex, extreme dependency on one or many people, or a chronic preoccupation with romance, intrigue, or fantasy. An obsessive compulsive pattern, either sexual or emotional, or both, exists in which relationships or sexual activities have become increasingly destructive to career, family and sense of self-respect. Sex addiction and love addiction, if left unchecked, always gets worse. However, if you follow a simple program which has proven successful for scores of other men and women with the same illness, you can recover.
Attend S.L.A.A. meetings as often as you can. Many chose to attend several meetings a week, or even daily. They discovered that they were not alone in their addiction. They found support in the Fellowship, and began to address their patterns of destructive behavior.
To counter the destructive consequences of sex and love addiction they draw on five major resources:
-Sobriety. Their willingness to stop acting out their own personal bottom-line addictive behavior on a daily basis.
-Sponsorship / Meetings. Their capacity to reach out for the supportive fellowship within S.L.A.A.
-Steps. They practice of the Twelve Step program of recovery to achieve sexual and emotional sobriety.
-Service. Giving back to the S.L.A.A. community what they continue to freely receive.
-Spirituality. They develop a relationship with a Power greater than themselves which can guide and sustain them in recovery.