This website is geared to provide detailed information about the #SLAA Online Group (founded January 30, 1996).
There are many third-party resources available. The shear volume precludes listing them all, but below is a list of some of the most active, powerful, or interesting “forums” with a brief description. But as always, be careful not to merely “add another resource” to your list. One or two solid resources are much more efficient and beneficial than twenty that you merely “go through the motions” with. Check out these groups, boards, and emaillists as you deem appropriate.
SLAAsupport SLAAsupportemail@example.com has nearly 300 members and about 900 emails monthly. This “group” is registered with SLAA Fellowship Wide Services. “SLAAsupport is a restricted membership, anonymous mailing support list with no public archives. The list was created for adults in search of support from sex and love addiction.” If you want to join the list, please email SLAAsupportfirstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive back a questionnaire to assure the safety of the list members.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/astarttorecovery email@example.com has over 1000 members and about 650 emails monthly. “This is a safe haven for people of any gender/sexuality, who need help dealing with their ADDICTIVE sexual and/or emotional problems.”
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SLAADigest SLAADigestfirstname.lastname@example.org has about 80 members and about 65 emails monthly. “This list is for SLAA, and is private, moderated, and confidential. Only declared sex and love addicts may join.”
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OnlineSexRecovery OnlineSexRecoveryemail@example.com has about 180 members and about 40 emails monthly. “If you are struggling with Sexual Addiction, we invite you to join us. This group is meant to act as a safe and encouraging venue for all people. We support both the afflicted and the affected family members. Our goal is to maintain a 'home group' like atmosphere. We do this by sharing of ourselves and purposefully steering clear of generally off-topic material and debate.”
http://www.sca-recovery.org/private/meet.html (a username and password is required, but is very easy to obtain by following the instruction.) Three web-based “meetings” — Topic Meeting (changes twice monthly and is archived since inception of 7/96); Feedback Meeting (some 50 participants regularly and holds about two days of shares and replies); and Recovery Byte Café (informal chatting for about five days).
http://understandingsexualaddiction.org/... has about 1500 members that share in three web-based “meetings.” The “Visitors Forum” is open immediately to anyone. Two additional forums are open to those participating in their free recovery programs.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SLAA2 SLAA2firstname.lastname@example.org has almost 300 members and about 50 emails monthly. This Yahoo Group sprung forth from the #SLAA Online Group, but has a membership and direction of its own. “Welcome to SLAA — A fellowship of people seeking recovery from the pain of addiction”
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sexaddiction email@example.com has about 150 members and about 25 emails monthly. “For the help and recovery through each other from our addiction to sex in all forms. This is to include sex, pornography, cybersex, and any other form our addiction takes us.”
http://open-mind.org/bbs has a reasonable number of members posting to a general online recovery “board” that addresses many addictions — including sex and codependency.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Recovering_Couples_Anonymous Recovering_Couples_Anonymousfirstname.lastname@example.org has about 60 members and about 35 emails monthly. “This group is a fellowship of couples who use the 12 step principles. This groups purpose is to help couples find freedom from dysfunctional patterns in relationships. By using the tools of the program we take individual responsiblity for the well-being of the relationship, build new joy, and find intimacy with each other. We are couples commited to restoring healthy communication, caring and greater intimacy in our relationships. We suffer from many addictions and co-addictions; some identified and some not, some treated and some not. We also come from different levels of brokeness. Many of us have been separated or near divorce. Some of us are new in our relationships and seek to build intimacy as we grow together as couples.”
http://www.sexaddict.com has a weekly newsletter with no member sharing. It does include exercises and valuable information.
About 100 groups are listed at Yahoo!, but please join these various groups carefully. They are not always geared toward recovery.
A handful of the 500+ groups listed at MSN are related, but please join these various groups carefully. They are not always geared toward recovery.