Welcome to S.L.A.A.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from this behavioral disease.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of addictive sex and relationships. There are no dues or fees for S.L.A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. S.L.A.A. is not affiliated with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other addicts to achieve sobriety.
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.
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.
©1985 The Augustine Fellowship, S.L.A.A., Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc.
Excerpt from Suggestions for Newcomers.
What is the Central Arizona Intergroup?
The Central Arizona Intergroup is a co-operative between all the meetings in the Central Arizona area, including Northern Arizona. Representatives from each meeting come together and discuss issues that effect all meetings in the area as a whole. This website is a direct result of that co-operative. We do not speak for any other regional Intergroup, or for S.L.A.A. as a fellowship.
For information about S.L.A.A. as a whole visit the international office at the Fellowship-Wide Services website.