Starting on my journey to sobriety today from sex addiction. I’ve been clean from alcohol for several years but my therapist has pushed me to start attending AA meetings in addition to SAA meetings. I know I can’t overcome this alone.

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There’s a daily meditation book called “Answers in the Heart” that’s pretty good. It’s specific for sex addiction and is a helpful way to start your day.

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Thank you! I’ll check it out.

I’m in SAA also and I’d estimate 2/3 of our fellowship is also in AA/NA, and sometimes both. I say that to tell you that you are not alone in that at all. Highly recommend going to the meetings, they help.
I ain’t gonna lie, you don’t have an easy road ahead of you. I think every one of the guys in there have said this one is much harder to kick than drugs or alcohol. There is no clean definition of sobriety since unlike booze or drugs most people don’t want to refrain from sexual activity altogether.
Answers in the heart is good, and recommend the green book also.

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I've been in recovery for Sexual addiction for the last four years. If you want to bounce ideas off me or any book recommendations, I'm happy to share.

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Sex addict here. Feel free to dm me for resources. There are are some great whatsapp groups for fellowship and outreach that I can share with you.

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Welcome! I’m not involved with SAA/SLSA, but I am a part of a couple other 12-step programs. We do this together!

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Al anon here - there is a local Friday night relationship AA/Al anon group and we have lots of SAA in attendance. I always think it’s important for your other half (if you have one) to know they aren’t alone in this either. SAA is definitely a big part of our chapter. I hope you join!

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I’m in Dallas if by whatever long shot you are local and your SO wants a meeting buddy.

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