Tag Archives: 12 step meetings

  • The Need to Work Step One
    Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

    The Need to Work Step One

    Active sex addicts typically struggle to see the insanity of their behavior. Step One reads: We admitted we were powerless over sex – that our lives had become unmanageable....
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  • Honesty in Twelve-Step Meetings
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

    Honesty in Twelve-Step Meetings

    You can’t save your face and your ass at the same time. Many recovering sex addicts worry that if they go to a twelve-step meeting and tell the truth...
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  • Step Twelve: Service Equals Sobriety
    Saturday, December 15th, 2018

    Step Twelve: Service Equals Sobriety

    The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others. The “work” of Step Twelve can be broken down into two parts: helping others to...
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  • How to Handle the Holidays
    Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

    How to Handle the Holidays

    When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away. The holiday season is, for most people, a joyful time filled with...
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  • In the Rooms
    Monday, October 15th, 2018

    In the Rooms

    By Joe Saavedra Earlier this year, I made the conscious effort to attend my first Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meeting. I say conscious effort, although it was actually a...
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  • Willpower Alone Is Not Enough
    Saturday, October 6th, 2018

    Willpower Alone Is Not Enough

    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Sex addicts nearly always require outside assistance to recover. If we could change things on our own,...
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  • Women Can Be Sexually Addicted, Too
    Friday, October 5th, 2018

    Women Can Be Sexually Addicted, Too

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg once wrote that viewing genders differently “helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.” Many people think that sexual...
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  • Quiet Participation in Meetings
    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

    Quiet Participation in Meetings

    You can listen to silence and learn from it. The easiest way for a recovering sex addict to be of service in a 12-step meeting is to speak—sharing his...
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  • Finding the Right 12-Step Meetings
    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

    Finding the Right 12-Step Meetings

    Decisions are easy when you know what you value. Not every 12-step sexual recovery meeting is the same. Yes, most meetings tend to follow the same basic format, based...
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