Newcomer Information

Newcomer Information

From S.L.A.A.’s experience, those who are recovering from sex and love addiction suggest that you:

  1. Don’t act out – just for today, this hour, this moment – no matter what! IT WILL PASS.
  2. Ask for help on a daily basis.
    • Set aside a time of prayer each morning and ask “Help me to stay away from ________ for today.”
    • Set aside a time of thanks each night and express gratitude for the help received by saying “Thank you.”
  3. Attend S.L.A.A. Meetings regularly.
  4. Get a Sponsor.
  5. Define your bottom line behavior. (with the help of a Sponsor)
  6. Talk to an S.L.A.A. person on a daily basis before, during and after your Withdrawal period.
  7. Get active in Service in your meetings and in S.L.A.A.

Tools for the Newcomer

  • LA Intergroup’s Newcomer’s Packet
  • Meeting List for meetings in the area
  • The Bottom Line monthly newsletter
  • Names and phone numbers of sober S.L.A.A. members
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, the basic text of S.L.A.A.
  • Conference approved Literature
  • The Journal, the “meeting in print” of S.L.A.A.
  • Prayer and Meditation
  • The Twelve Steps
  • Personal Journal
  • The Serenity Prayer – “God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.”

Above all KEEP COMING BACK! It works if you work it and you’re worth it.