Excerpt from the pamphlet "An introduction to Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous" Copyright 1985 S.L.A.A.
"Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship based on the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
With established meetings in many cities in the United States and several cities overseas, this self-help fellowship is open to people of any age or sexual preference.
Members include both those who suffer from a compulsive need for sex, and those with a desperate attachment to one person. What all members have in common is an obsessive/compulsive pattern, either sexual or emotional (or both, in which relationships or activities have become increasingly destructive to all areas of their lives; career, family and self-respect."
Excerpt taken from the pamphlet, "Suggestions for Newcomers" Copyright 1985 S.L.A.A.
"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 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 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."