Get organized: Don't allow yourself to have spare time or spare money.Fill your time with activities that enrich your life.Use the phone list: We have a phone list with the telephone numbers of members of the group who are willing to talk on the phone with you. Do not worry that the call will inconvenience us; it is our experience that recovery calls from someone in need are one of the greatest gifts of the program.We cannot do this program alone, and the phone list is a mechanism to insure that we never have to be alone. Your call helps us at least as much as it helps you. Sex and love addiction, if left unchecked, always gets worse. Admitting personal powerlessness over this affliction, we cease our addictive behavior and turn to guidance from a Power greater than ourselves, make restitution for harm done to others, and reconstruct our lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.excerpted © 1985 The following questions are designed to be used as guidelines to identifying possible signposts of sex and love addiction.
These chapters explain, respectively, our twelve step program of recovery, the withdrawal experience, and building partnerships. It may take several forms - including (but not limited to) a compulsive need for sex, extreme dependency on one person (or many), and/or a chronic preoccupation with romance, intrigue or fantasy. believe that sex and love addiction is a progressive illness which cannot be cured but which, like many illnesses, can be arrested.Read the Chapter on Step Two in the Twelve and Twelve. Some recommend making and keeping a powerlessness list - a list we make every day of those things we are powerless over.Listen with an attentive heart in meetings and try to hear the voice of God as it may speak to you. This is a good way to get a firm grasp on the essence of the First Step.