For some people, support groups can be very helpful. They help people to realise they are not alone, and break the power of secrecy.
Several organisations run groups in the UK – some set up here, and some are UK branches of organisations in the USA. Either way it’s good to do some homework before choosing a group. The following keys points might help:
A key factor on the success or not of these groups is being accountable. Individual group members need to be accountable to:
Alcoholics Anonymous uses a 12-step methodology which has also been adopted by groups working with those with sex addictions. The following are links to groups operating in the UK. CARE cannot vouch for any of these groups. Please let us know if you have helpful experiences of these groups or not, and of any new groups we can check, as this site will be regularly updated.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous – www.slaafws.org for UK telephone number
Sex Compulsives Anonymous – meeting in London only www.sca-recovery.org
Sex Addicts Anonymous – various meetings in England and Scotland – www.sexaa.org
Sex Addicts Anonymous for women – www.saa-women.org
Sexaholics Anonymous – various meetings in England and Scotland – www.sauk.org