Welcome to San Diego SLAA
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (S.L.A.A.) is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. S.L.A.A. is supported entirely through contributions of its membership, and is free to all who need it.
To counter the destructive consequences of sex and love addiction we draw on five major resources:
- Sobriety. Our willingness to stop acting out in our own personal bottom-line addictive behavior on a daily basis.
- Sponsorship/Meetings. Our capacity to reach out for the supportive fellowship within S.L.A.A.
- Steps. Our practice of the Twelve Step program of recovery to achieve sexual and emotional sobriety.
- Service. Our giving back to the S.L.A.A. community what we continue to freely receive.
- Spirituality. Our developing a relationship with a Power greater than ourselves which can guide and sustain us in recovery.
As a fellowship S.L.A.A. has no opinion on outside issues and seeks no controversy. S.L.A.A. is not affiliated with any other organizations, movements or causes, either religious or secular. We are, however, united in a common focus: dealing with our addictive sexual and emotional behavior. We find a common denominator in our obsessive-compulsive patterns which transcends any personal differences of sexual orientation or gender identity. We need protect with special care the anonymity of every S.L.A.A. member. Additionally, we try to avoid drawing undue attention to S.L.A.A. as a whole from the public media.
Taken from Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (Boston 1986), pp. 125-126. Copyright © 1984, 1986, 2003 The Augustine Fellowship, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc., 1550 NE Loop 410, Ste 118, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States. All rights reserved. Published with permission 10531011.
How do I get started?
We suggest attending S.L.A.A. meetings as often as you can. Many of us chose to attend several meetings a week, or even daily. We discovered that we were not alone in our addiction. We found support in the Fellowship, and began to address our patterns of destructive behavior. Other meetings of 12 Step-oriented fellowships may also be helpful. There are also online and telephone meetings. We also suggest that you obtain some S.L.A.A. literature and learn more about S.L.A.A. and about sex and love addiction. We maintain confidentiality, and refrain from disclosing names or identifying group members outside our meetings. We understand anonymity to be critical to the foundation of our recovery.
What does it cost?
S.L.A.A. groups are self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Our expenses, such as rent and website fees, are paid by voluntary contributions from our members. No one is ever required to make any donation at an S.L.A.A. meeting.
Why Join S.L.A.A.?
If you have decided to follow the suggestions of this program, a new life will begin to unfold within you. Along with this new life are promises that will guide and sustain you. They are manifesting among us, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.
Taken from the pamphlet ‘Suggestions for Newcomers’. Copyright © 1985 The Augustine Fellowship, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc., 1550 NE Loop 410, Ste 118, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States. All rights reserved. Permission for publication pending 10531011.
Fellowship-Wide Services for recovery from sex addiction and love addiction.