Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.
One of the resources we draw on is our willingness to stop acting out in our own personal bottom line
addictive behavior on a daily basis. In addition, members reach out to others in
the fellowship, practice the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of S.L.A.A. and
seek a relationship with a higher power to counter the destructive consequences
of one or more addictive behaviors related to sex addiction, love addiction,
dependency on romantic attachments, emotional dependency, and sexual, social and
We find a common denominator in our obsessive/compulsive patterns, which transcends
any personal differences of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Members include both those who suffer from a compulsive need for sex as well as those
with a desperate attachment to another 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 sense of self respect.
The Northeast Ohio Intergroup of S.L.A.A. has created and maintains this
web site to carry the message of recovery to the sex and love addict who still
suffers. It does not speak for all of S.L.A.A., but reflects the experience, strength,
and hope of our members.