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Welcome to SLAA:
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 behavioural 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 renders any personal differences of sexual or gender orientation irrelevant.
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.
Excerpt from the pamphlet "Addicted to Sex? Addicted to Love?" © 2004.
What is the Central Arizona Intergroup?
The Intergroup is a co-operative between all the meetings in the central Arizona area. Represenatives from each meeting come together and discuss issues that effect us as a whole. We do not speak for SLAA as a whole. This website is a direct result of that co-operative.