Sex and Love Addictions are complex webs we weave. We recognize, as a fellowship, the need for a combination of recovery avenues, including 12 step work (our program), work with sponsors and mentors as well as work with professional therapists to help maintain sobriety and a clean life path.
We hope that you will refer your clients and patients to S.L.A.A. or S.L.A.A. meetings for additional help.We encourage our members to use professional counseling as well as their work in program.
This is a link to a copy of theJournal, the S.L.A.A. publication of hope and recovery just for you and your patients. theJournal is our meeting in print. The e-book edition is in its second year. Additionally the S.L.A.A. big book is available to you and your patients on line at most e-book publishers. As you know reading the big book or theJournal writings will not make a sober life. It takes work and partnership with you, the professional counselor.
What sorts of problems and conditions are considered a part of sex and love addiction?
Addictive Sexual Behaviors May Include:
- Compulsive Masturbation
- Multiple Affairs
- Consistent use of Pornography
- Unsafe Sex
- Sexual Anorexia
- Multiple or Anonymous Partners
- Phone and/or cybersex
- Computer related addictions
- Sexual Massage, Escorts, Prostitutes
- Stalking behaviors
- Loss of intimacy through sexual action or inaction
Many of us now in the program of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous found our lives had become unmanageable because of our acting out or acting in patterns, anorexia or sex and love addictions. We were unable to break the addictive cycle by ourselves nor with the help of family, nor friends, nor faith communities or nor counselors.
Some of the problems addictions to sex and love can cause:
- Loss of job
- Losses of family
- Loss of faith community
- Loss of friends and support persons
- Police and court involvement
It is generally the policy of SLAA that members go to meetings for their own benefit, that professionals not to accompany clients to meetings.
Generally meetings will not sign for clients nor provide a sign-in list for court mandated appearances to protect the anonymity of others attending meetings. As individuals we may sign but with the caveat that we cannot break the anonymity of other members at a specific meeting.
We do ask that the addict, not the therapist call the number. It is a first step in acceptance, a commitment and sign of willingness to surrender, a first step in dealing with addictive behaviors.
At this time June 2 the help line is out of order. We do recommend checking this line frequently as we are working to make it work for us.
If you are a professional wishing additional information about Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous or the Augustine Fellowship in general, click here to get to a main page. You may order literature. There is a package of literature for professionals available from the Fellowship Wide Services offices as well as many pamphlets, handouts and news items for clients or patients. Here too you may find additional referral services for those in need.
SLAA meetings in Connecticut are open only to addicts. Coaddicts, family members and friends or those affected by the actions of an addict may find hope and their own recovery at www.coslaa.org
COSLAA is not affiliated with S.L.A.A. nor with the Augustine Fellowship.