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Welcome to the
#SLAA Online Group

of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
on StarLink-IRC.Org IRC

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Our monthly Group Conscience Business Meeting is on the first Tuesday of every month - next is on Tue June 7th at 9 pm USA Eastern Time in #slaa2. Click link for agenda

We are glad that you are here!
We are a 12-Step, 12-Tradition recovery fellowship.  We 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 emotional anorexia here!

#SLAA Online Group is part of a 12-Step, 12-Tradition recovery fellowship.  We recover by sharing experience, strength, and hope using online chat.  We conduct international online meetings to aid our mutual recovery patterned after Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, and are a registered group with them.
The StarLink-IRC.Org network of IRC servers hosts our meetings.  Our chat room (channel) is not listed in the channel listings for the sake of anonymity.

We have three scheduled sharing meetings per day for those desiring recovery.

*** To come to a meeting please contact us at: slaaonline@yahoo.com for instructions on how to enter the room ***
Please be advised that you must be 18 years of age to participate in our Room.

The S.L.A.A. Preamble ©1985, 2003, 2012 The Augustine Fellowship, S.L.A.A., Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented fellowship based
on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.

The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and
love addiction. S.L.A.A. is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is
free to all who need it.

To counter the destructive consequences of sex and love addiction, we draw on five major
resources:

1. Sobriety. Our willingness to stop acting out in our own personal bottom-line addictive
behavior on a daily basis.

2. Sponsorship / Meetings. Our capacity to reach out for the supportive fellowship within
S.L.A.A.

3. Steps. Our practice of the Twelve Step program of recovery to achieve sexual and
emotional sobriety.

4. Service. Our giving back to the S.L.A.A. community what we continue to freely receive.

5. Spirituality. Our developing a relationship with a Power greater than ourselves which
can guide and sustain us in recovery.

As a fellowship S.L.A.A. has no opinion on outside issues and seeks no controversy. S.L.A.A.
is not affiliated with any other organizations, movements or causes, either religious or secular.

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
transcends any personal differences of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We need protect with special care the anonymity of every S.L.A.A. member. Additionally we try
to avoid drawing undue attention to S.L.A.A. as a whole from the public media.

Conference approved July 25, 2012

 

S.L.A.A. Twelve Steps ©1985 S.L.A.A.

  1. We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction — that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a Power greater than ourselves, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to sex and love addicts, and to practice these principles in all areas of our lives.
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S.L.A.A. Twelve Traditions ©1985 S.L.A.A.

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon S.L.A.A. unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as this Power may be expressed through our group conscience.  Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for S.L.A.A. membership is the desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.  Any two or more persons gathered together for mutual aid in recovering from sex and love addiction may call themselves an S.L.A.A. group, provided that as a group they have no other affiliation.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or S.L.A.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the sex and love addict who still suffers.
  6. An S.L.A.A. group or S.L.A.A. as a whole ought never to endorse, finance, or lend the S.L.A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every S.L.A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. S.L.A.A. should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. S.L.A.A. as such ought never to be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. S.L.A.A. has no opinion on outside issues, hence the S.L.A.A. name ought never to be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, film, and other public media.  We need guard with special care the anonymity of all fellow S.L.A.A. members.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
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S.L.A.A. Twelve Concepts ©2012 S.L.A.A.

  1. Ultimate responsibility and authority for S.L.A.A. world services always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
  2. The Annual Business Conference, by delegation, is the voice and conscience for our world services and of S.L.A.A. as a whole.
  3. To insure effective leadership, each element of S.L.A.A. - the Conference, the Board of Trustees, staff, and committees - all possess the “Right of Decision.”
  4. The “Right of Participation” is maintained by allowing members the opportunity to cast one vote up to the level at which they are trusted servants.
  5. The “Right of Appeal” prevails so that minority opinion is heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.
  6. The Conference recognizes that the chief initiative and active responsibility in most world service matters should be exercised by the trustee members of the Conference acting as the Board of Trustees.
  7. The Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws of the Fellowship are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. Although the Conference Charter is a legal document; it also relies on tradition and the power of the S.L.A.A. purse for final effectiveness.
  8. The trustees are the principal planners and administrators of overall policy and finance. They have custodial oversight of the separately incorporated and constantly active services, including their ability to hire staff.
  9. Good service leaders, together with sound and appropriate methods of choosing them, are at all levels indispensable for our future functioning and safety. The primary world service leadership must be assumed by the Board of Trustees.
  10. Every service responsibility is matched by equal service authority – the scope of this authority is always well defined whether by tradition, by resolution, by specific job description or by appropriate charters and by-laws.
  11. The trustees need the best possible committees, staff, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, systems of rotation, and rights and duties are always matters of serious concern.
  12. The Conference observes the spirit of S.L.A.A. Tradition,
    a. taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power;
    b. that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle;
    c. that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others;
    d. that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity;
    e. that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy;
    f. that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Fellowship it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.
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Notices

Our group does not speak for all of S.L.A.A.  This web site is not affiliated with S.L.A.A. Fellowship-Wide Services, or any other SLAA group.  As a group, we are autonomous.

We do not maintain local meeting information.  Our group meets using computers in a real-time environment.  If you would like local meeting information for your country, state or province, please contact S.L.A.A. Fellowship-Wide Services worldwide meeting lists at their website: https://www.slaafws.org/meetings/

We are not affiliated with other groups either.  The #SLAA Online Group and this web material are not associated with any organization or group of people.  SLAA is strict about refusing to associate itself with anyone or anything.  That refusal is a good thing, and we agree with it.  Nothing you see here (such as text, book excerpts, banners, icons, avatars, links, etc.) should indicate any kind of associations or relationships.  As an organization, S.L.A.A. takes no position on outside issues.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous neither endorses nor recommends other organizations; any such references are only to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn about other Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition recovery groups dealing with addiction (especially to sex, love and relationships).  The Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.  Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps does not mean that AA is affiliated with this program.  AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism only, use of the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after AA, but which address other problems, does not imply otherwise.

Feel free to help!  Your ideas and suggestions are welcome.  The typical response to a good idea is, “Great idea.  Would you mind helping me do that?”  Your suggestions, comments, questions, or issues for group conscience may always be directed to slaaonline@yahoo.com