The Blessings

As we use the Twelve Steps of S.L.A.A. in our recovery, many of us experience higher levels of self-esteem, and receive unexpected blessings we would not have known how to ask for.

  • We came to find intimacy with ourselves, intimacy with God, and then intimacy with others.

  • In domestic partnerships we discovered a whole new experience of sexuality as a non-addictive medium.

  • In relationships with others we let go of self-serving power and prestige as driving motives.

  • Careers that had been exploited mainly for material security at the expense of self-fulfillment no longer appealed to us.

  • Our usefulness as channels for healing was a direct result of our experience in sickness, as well as in recovery.

  • We discovered that we could continue to affirm our recovery by working with other sex and love addicts.

  • We discovered that the source of love, which was of God, had begun to flow from within us.


Excerpts taken from the text of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and reprinted in the pamphlet ‘Addiction and Recovery.’ Copyright © 1990 The Augustine Fellowship, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc., 1550 NE Loop 410, Ste 118, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States. All rights reserved. Permission for publication pending 10531011.