And, they specifically state that they define spouse as the opposite-sex partner in a marriage between a man and a woman.SA suggests the following tools to help its members overcome their addiction: Meeting locations are listed on the SA web site.The group is not a place for people who are simply sexually promiscuous.According to their literature, there is a difference between the person who wishes to continue being promiscuous without being controlled by it and the person who realizes that he or she has developed a problem that must be stopped.Like other recovery programs, Sexaholics Anonymous uses twelve steps to guide members.They are adapted, with permission, from the Alcoholics Anonymous steps, although the groups are not affiliated. Anyone who admits to having a sex addiction and states a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober may become a member. "Sponsors," people who are recovering with the group's help, assist new members.Any two or more sexaholics gathered together for SA sobriety according to the SA sobriety definition may call themselves an SA group.
In defining sobriety, we do not speak for those outside Sexaholics Anonymous. Thus, for the married sexaholic, sexual sobriety means having no form of sex with self or with persons other than the spouse.
Members are expected to complete each step as part of the recovery process. Small donations to help keep the group running are requested but not required. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, their second step requires "believing that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." References to turning one's life over to God occur several times.
Also, SA asks members to refrain from any sex, except perhaps with a spouse, during recovery.
In SA’s sobriety definition, the term “spouse” refers to one’s partner in a marriage between a man and a woman.
For the unmarried sexaholic, sexual sobriety means freedom from sex of any kind.