Is S.L.A.A. For Me?

you are not aloneTaken from the International SLAA HQ Website:

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment.  We use the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to recover from these compulsions.   The following behaviors have been experienced by members.

  • Having few healthy boundaries, we become sexually involved with and/or emotionally attached to people without knowing them.
  • Fearing abandonment and loneliness , we stay in and return to painful, destructive relationships….
  • We confuse love with neediness, physical and sexual attraction, pity and/or the need to rescue or be rescued.
  • We sexualize stress, guilt, loneliness, anger, shame, fear and envy.….
  • To avoid feeling vulnerable, we may retreat from all intimate involvement,…Excerpts from the Twelve Characteristics of Sex and Love Addiction ©1985

You may be experiencing one or all of these characteristics, but only you can decide for sure if S.L.A.A. is right for you.   To help you make this decision, it is suggested that you complete the 40 Questions for Self-Diagnosis.  If you answer yes to any combination of these questions and think you may be struggling with sex and love addiction, you are welcome in S.L.A.A.

Now What?
You have already taken a big step in seeking information about the program of S.L.A.A.  If you believe this program is for you, the next thing to do is find out if there is a meeting in your area.  Gathering with other sex and love addicts at an S.L.A.A. meeting is the primary way we learn how to get sober and maintain recovery.  There are no dues, fees, or registration process to attend a meeting, only voluntary contributions.  By giving and receiving support from others like us, we not only have a better chance of recovering, but we also begin to learn how to engage with people in a non-addictive way.

An essential piece of literature to help you start and stay with the program is the S.L.A.A. Basic Text.  This book contains information about discovering the illness, beginning recovery, defining sobriety,  the Twelve Steps of S.L.A.A. and contains personal stories of others who have gone from addiction to recovery.  There are also pamphlets that can be of great help.  These include the Welcome pamphlet, An Introduction to Sex and Love Addicts AnonymousSuggestions for NewcomersQuestions Beginners Ask, and Addiction and Recovery.

The Twelve Step program of S.L.A.A. has helped many of us break free from the grip of sex and love addiction.  You Are Not Alone.

Contact SLAA Nashville!
Email: slaanashville@yahoo.com
Call: (615) 761-9998

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@ 6:00-7:00pm
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(Park in the very back of the building. Use center entrance. Room will be on the left.)
Tuesday Murfreesboro Meeting (Women only) 7:00-8:00 pm
281-928-1448
7:00-8:00 pm
Monday Women's Meeting
6:30pm-7:30pm
***CLOSED WOMEN'S MEETING***
1 mile North of the Old Hickory Blvd./Franklin Rd. intersection. Enter church grounds from Lakemont Dr. Park in the back lot behind the main church. Enter through the glass door in the middle of the back side of the building. Also, the first Monday of every month is a step study.
Wednesday Meeting
7:00pm-8:15pm
Park behind the building, on the street, or in the lot across the street in front of 1105. Enter through the front door; meeting room is on the south side of the building.
***Business meeting from 6:30-7:00pm the 3rd Wednesday of every month.***
Saturday Meeting - "The Breakfast Club"
8:30am-10:00am
Enter on the NORTH side towards the back of the Church property. Three large pillars will be on the right side as you enter the building. Meeting room is 106.