Who we are
Our group is composed and exists in support of those
who are questioning or actively working on their sexual addiction
recovery. In particular, we encourage and follow the Twelve Steps and
Twelve Traditions of Sex Addicts Anonymous®. In "support," a
word is "anonymous." We expect and guarantee anonymity
provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place for men
and women to talk.
Could you be addicted?
If you have come this far, you probably have some
questions about the direction your life is taking.
We encourage you to take this quiz
at the official S.A.A.® site. We have found that key components of
addiction include the inability to stop, and a vicious cycle of
returning to the addiction as a refuge from difficult times in our
lives. If you find any of these issues, or your own answers to the
aforementioned quiz, to be disturbing, we encourage you to talk to
someone. Should you wish, you would find that we are a welcoming group
of people who understand these feelings, and want you to feel better -
about yourself, your relationships, and about sex. We, too, have felt
"out of control" and have repeatedly broken promises to ourselves to
stop our behavior. A critical first step is reaching out for help. We
are here for one another, and for you.
Meeting schedule & contact info
We meet Mondays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., and
on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (There is a related style
meeting Saturdays at noon).
We don't publish the location of our meetings
online. If you would like to contact us, or are considering coming to a
meeting, please email us at the address shown here:
Our group email is checked several times a week.
Or you may leave a message at this number:
We are a "12-step" type group; people can, and do,
consider twelve different steps as a process of recovery. Everyone
moves through these steps at their own pace. While our steps are based
on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, we are not affiliated with
AA in any way. Our first step is
We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior - that our
lives had become unmanageable. This has been true
for each of us in our group: we understand.
While spirituality is a basis for ours and many other
12-step programs, a "higher power" can be God, but can also be the
group itself. The point is to have others that support you as you make
your way back to sexual and emotional health.
Suggested Reading Please consider talking with someone - a close
friend, a minister, one of us, our group - but you might also wish to
consult one of the following books, which we have found to be helpful (all
are available from the S.A.A. ® site):
You may wish to consult the the main web page of Sex
Addicts Anonymous® (S.A.A.).
- Sex Addicts Anonymous: the official basic
text of S.A.A.® It is available in softcover or hardcover
form from S.A.A. (link below).
- Hope and Recovery: A twelve step guide for
healing from compulsive sexual behavior. Hazelden Foundation, 1987.
- Answers in the Heart: Daily meditations for
men and women recovering from sex addiction. P. Williamson and S.
Kiser, 1989; Hazelden Foundation.
- See this list of non-S.A.A.
books, available at the official S.A.A. site and elsewhere.