Twelve step meetings are an integral part of any sex addiction treatment program.  There are 12-step meetings for sex addicts all across the U.S. and in other countries as well.  There are around a thousand different Sex Addicts Anonymous groups meeting in this country at present.  These are free self-help programs modeled on the Alcoholics Anonymous program where people gather for mutual support, reading of the program literature, “working the steps” with a sponsor etc.  Although these have a reputation as “faith based” they are very accepting whether the person has any religious or spiritual orientation or not. Cost: none. Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) www.saa-recovery.org/ National: (713) 869-4902 A national 12 step program for sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) www.sa.org National: (615) 331-6230 A national 12 step program for sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) www.sca-recovery.org/ National: (800) 977-4325 Mostly urban 12 step program, primarily for sexual addicts. Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) www.slaafws.org/ National: (781) 255-8825 National 12 step program for sexual addicts and those with patterns of unhealthy romantic relationships. Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA) www.sexualrecovery.org/ National: (212) 340-4650 12 step program similar to SA except “committed relationship” is used instead of “marriage”. These meetings are limited in number but open to everyone in sexual recovery. 12-step Groups for partners of addicts and recovering couples S-Anon www.sanon.org National: (615) 833-3152. 12-step program for spouses of sexual addicts and partners of sexual offenders. Companion program to SA. COSA www.cosa-recovery.org National: 612-537-6904 12-step program for partners and significant others of sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Companion program to SAA. COSLAA (CO-Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous) National: (860) 456-0032  A 12-step support group for the recovery of family, friends, and significant others whose lives have been affected by their relationship with someone addicted to sex and love. Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA) www.recovering-couples.org National: (314) 830-2600.  12-step program focused on the recovery issues of the couple itself. Both partners (addict and co-addict) are encouraged to attend. All committed couples are welcome. In communities where there are no sex addiction 12-step meetings, there is always the option of attending one of the other 12-step programs and adapting it to one’s own use.  Many sex addicts find an affinity for 12-step groups relating to “survivor” issues, codependency issues, etc.   Most sex addiction 12-step programs also have online meetings and tele-meetings (like conference calls) available for those who are in more remote areas.        

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