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12-Step Recovery Groups:


Sex Addicts Anonymous:

SAA ( recommended )

Sexaholics Anonymous:

SA ( Caution: Not Gay friendly )

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous:



Codependents of Sexual Addicts:

COSA ( recommended ) Please note: Codependent is a term no longer used to describe betrayed partners.  COSA recognizes this but has not amended their name. 

S-Anon International Family Groups:


Recovery Couples Anonymous:


Additional Resources

Society For the Advancement of Sexual Health:


International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals:


Gentle Path Press: www.

Listed resources available here.


Inpatient Treatment Facilities

Seeking Integrity. 747-234-4325   

Pine Grove: Behavioral Health and Addiction Services. 1-888-574-HOPE

The Meadows: Recovery Becomes Reality. 1-800-632-3697

Serenity Lane: Treatment Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies.

Oregon Treatment facility.


Life Healing Center: Intensive Trauma Resolution Treatment


The Refuge, A Healing Place


www. therefuge

Recommended Reading

Books by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Ph.D - Sexual Addiction Treatment Pioneer.

Don't Call it Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction.( His groundbreaking book)

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps.

Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self- Hatred

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free Of Exploitive Relationships.

Additional Reading:

Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

Edited by Dr. Stephanie Carnes, Ph. D.

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal

By Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means

Cruise Control, Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men

Author: Robert Weiss, MSW, CAS


Disclosing Secrets: When , to Whom, and How Much to Reveal.

Authors: Jennifer Schneider, MD and Deborah Corley.

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself. Author:Melody Beattie

Ready to Heal: Women Facing Love, Sex, and Relationship Addiction.

Author: Kelly McDaniel

Survivors: Stories and Strategies to Heal the Hurt

Author: Dr. John Preston, Ph.D.

Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions.

Author: Dr. James Pennebaker, Ph.D.

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