Sexual Attraction in a Recovery Setting

To overcome, one must stay focused on the goal and outcome, not the momentary distractions.

Unsurprisingly, many sex addicts new to recovery find themselves romantically and/or sexually attracted to people in their therapy group or their 12-step recovery group. This is the addiction fighting back, trying to take control once again. It is important for recovering sex addicts to not act on these feelings. A much better option is to discuss the attraction with someone who is not involved, usually the therapy group facilitator or a 12-step sponsor, though anyone who is actively involved in sexual recovery will do. Eventually, these feelings of attraction pass, and recovering sex addicts are always glad they did not act on them.

Just for Today
I will be honest with another sober addict about my current sexual attraction(s).