Welcome to All Newcomers !
You're looking for help, you think you may be a sex addict or sexually addicted, but you're afraid there isn't anyone out there who could possibly do what you've done, much less understand and accept you for who you are. Take a breath, and know that your first meeting will be an experience of acceptance and understanding. As you work up the courage and come through the door, you'll see the faces of men and women who know your troubles and understand sex addiction: they've all been there too. You will probably be asked by at least one person if this is your first meeting, and asked to introduce yourself to the group with just your first name. The leader of the meeting may then explain to you how that meeting will introduce you to the 12 step program.
Your first meeting will likely be an opportunity for you to listen to others' stories, learn how the program works for them, and ask questions, or share as much or as little as you're comfortable doing. You will NOT be required to do anything - you never will be. Participation in our groups, as with most 12 step programs, is voluntary. Your recovery is your own. Our role is to support each other as equals.
How do I know
whether I am a sex addict or not ?
One of the most common questions asked is how can I tell whether I am a sex addict or not ? As in other 12-step recovery groups, we rely upon "self-diagnosis" to assess our status vis-a-vis sexual and/or relationship addiction. Odds are, however, if you are reading this, you want to know whether your own behavior, or, the behavior of someone you know qualifies you (or someone else) as a sex addict. Read More