Where Can I Find a Local Support Group for Sex Addiction?

Question by Dave S: Where can I find a local support group for sex addiction?
Also what are some quotes to help me overcome sex addiction, books, videos, websites? Thanks for your help

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Answer by Starspecks

The Twelve Traditions of SAA

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon SAA unity.
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.
Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or SAA as a whole.
Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the sex addict who still suffers.
An SAA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SAA name to any related facility or outside enterprise lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
Sex Addicts Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
SAA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
Sex Addicts Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the SAA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, and films.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick J. Carnes

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5 Responses to Where Can I Find a Local Support Group for Sex Addiction?

  • Chaos Named says:

    My advice is to not put this question on the internet. There might be people that will track you down and possibly kill and/or torture you. Not meaning to sound so serious but really.

  • phoster says:

    slaa has chapters in most large cities, usually church based groups. a good place to start as they can direct you to local resources. if it helps any, there are many therapists that believe sex cannot be an addiction. they believe it is a symptom, ocd type behavior brought on by deeper issues. in my case those issues turned out to be childhood sexual abuse, and in many cases i have known have stemmed from some form of trauma. what you are seeing as addiction is often a coping tool you have developed to deal with past problems, and when you adress those root problems the compulsive behavior is much easier to manage.

  • Topsy Turvy says:

    I dont know?

  • jamiet757 says:

    Since your question deals with addiction, you should check out this site, it has lots of helpful info that might help with your question:


    This site has a lot of great resources for people dealing with addiction or recovery, and those who know people who are dealing with it. It is worth a look in my opinion.

  • Darius A says:

    rehab?? isn’t that the place you’re looking for? It’ll have all the answers to your question and some more.

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