SLAA MONTREAL INTERGROUP
Introduction to SLAA *
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship based on the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Members include both those who suffer from a compulsive need for sex, and those with a desperate attachment to one person.
What we all have in common is an obsessive/compulsive pattern, either sexual or emotional (or both), in which relationships or activities have become increasingly destructive to all areas of our lives, career, family, and sense of self-respect.
However, there is still another addiction some of us suffer from: anorexia. As an eating disorder, anorexia is defined as the compulsive avoidance of food. In the area of sex and love, anorexia has a similar definition: Anorexia is the compulsive avoidance of giving or receiving social, sexual, or emotional nourishment.
We are the anorectic members of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. We know that there may have been good reasons for our having become anorectic; we also have come to realize that there is nothing to blame ourselves for in being anorectic: but now we want nourishing emotional, sexual, and social lives.
Our anorexia may have come out of a precious sense of ourselves and of our own preservation, but still we want to change: we don't want to go on being anorectic. We have begun to do the work of recovery and change in Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. We have found, no matter how different or alone we feel, that reaching out to others - to give help and to ask for it - helps us to recover from our anorexia. That's why we are reaching out to you here to invite you to an S.L.A.A. meeting.**
* © 1985 SLAA
** Extract from pamphlet : "ANOREXIA Sexual, Social, Emotional" © 1992 SLAA
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