What is Sex and Love addiction?
We in S.L.A.A.. believe that sex and love addiction is a progressive illness which cannot be cured but which, like many illnesses, can be arrested. It may take several forms – including (but not limited to) a compulsive need for sex, extreme dependency on one person (or many), and/or a chronic preoccupation with romance, intrigue or fantasy. An obsessive/compulsive pattern, either sexual or emotional (or both), exists in which relationships or sexual activities have become increasingly destructive to career, family and sense of self-respect. Sex and love addiction, if left unchecked, always gets worse.
However, if we follow a simple program which has proven successful for scores of other men and women with the same illness, we can recover. In S.L.A.A., we learn to accept the reality of having this addiction and surrender any notion that we can control it successfully on the basis of our unaided will. Admitting personal powerlessness over this affliction, we cease our addictive behavior and turn to guidance from a Power greater than ourselves, make restitution for harm done to others, and reconstruct our lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
S.L.A.A. Los Angeles
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (S.L.A.A.) Los Angeles is a service arm of Fellowship Wide Services (F.W.S) / The Augustine Fellowship. It is a Twelve Step – Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. S.L.A.A. Los Angeles Intergroup combines the resources of the individual meetings in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas to carry out projects that would be difficult for a single meeting to achieve.
One of the resources we draw on is our willingness to stop acting out in our own personal bottom line addictive behavior on a daily basis. In addition, members reach out to others in the fellowship, work with a sponsor, perform service within S.L.A.A., and practice the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of S.L.A.A.
We seek a relationship with a Higher Power to counter the destructive consequences of one or more addictive behaviors related to sex addiction, love addiction, dependency on romantic attachments, emotional dependency, and/or sexual, social and emotional anorexia.