Welcome and Navigating:
Thanks for your interest in the #SLAA Online Group website and meetings. Whether you are a newcomer or a “longtimer”, we are glad you found us and are here. Below are instructions on how to navigate this website and how to connect to the online meetings. We also provide links to some resources that may be of help to you in your recovery. If you want to know more than is shared here, please visit the many links located to the left under "Contents" or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.* Please be advised that our room requires that you be at least 18 years old to participate*
The #SLAA Online Group is a registered group (#10525021) with the Augustine Fellowship, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Fellowship Wide Services, Inc. We currently have 27 meetings every week at a variety of meeting times throughout each day. To see the current list, click on the “Meeting Times” link to the left of every webpage. To see the meeting times converted to your time zone, click on the meeting times which are all hyperlinked. Information for #SCA and #SAA, as well as meeting topics (Feedback Meeting, Steps, Gratitude, etc.) may also be found at this link.
#SCA Online (Sexual Compulsives Anonymous) meets every night at 9pm ET; and also meets at Mon 3pm / Tue 6:30am / Wed 11pm / Fri 3pm / Sun 7pm. SCA also has 3 recovery message boards where people can share by posting messages or reading at any time. They have a “Topic Meeting” board, a “Feedback Meeting” board, and a “Recovery Byte Café” board where people post more informally. The site is at www.sca-recovery.org and click Online Meetings. A username and password is required to enter this site; the instructions for obtaining this are quite clear.
#SAA Online (Sex Addicts Anonymous) meets on Sun and Mon at 9pm ET, and Wed at 11:30pm ET.
Information about IRC and how to connect to chat
For a detailed summary of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and connection instructions, click on the “Connecting To Chat” link to the left of every webpage. There you will find an overview of IRC, servers, connecting with only a web browser, and common commands. There are also separate pages there for more specific information about “Using Windows mIRC,” “Using Macintosh,” and “Using WebTV.” If you are needing more information about mIRC, you can find it at www.mirc.com and from the help menu within that software.
If you need technical assistance once connected to StarLink-IRC.Org, the two channels that are most often attended by staff are #channels for administration of CStar and Channel Service, and #terranova for general help and administration assistance (these rooms are NOT for recovery chat). Some resource for StarLink-IRC.Org information is their website (http://www.starlink-irc.org) or click on the “StarLink-IRC Info” link to the left of every webpage.
All three rooms (#SLAA, #SCA, and #SAA) are always open, so you can often find other recovery friends chatting informally there between meetings. CStar, and SCAbot in #SCA, are always present in the rooms — they are computer “bots,” and don’t talk back. If CStar (or SCAbot in #SCA) is/are the only nickname(s) you see, then the room is empty. If CStar isn’t in the room and you have never connected to our room before, you are likely connecting to a server other that StarLink-IRC.Org.
For information on the “rules of the room” (our behavior guidelines), click on the “Behavior & Problems” link to the left of every webpage. To find out what some of the common expressions, abbreviations, and “emoticons” used in our rooms mean, click on the “Abbrev. & Acronyms” link to the left of every webpage.
If you need further help with connecting, please write us at email@example.com.
Some helpful recovery resources
These sites offer a great deal of information about sexual addiction:
There are also a number of digests that you might consider joining. Some are:
A short history of our Online Group may be found at link “Online Group History” to the left.
Feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments about being able to connect online or need to know something that is not covered on our website. Our Trusted Servants will be glad to help you.
Welcome to #SLAA Online Group, and Keep Coming Back.