Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (S.L.A.A.) is a Twelve Step and Twelve Tradition oriented recovery fellowship. The Chicago West S.L.A.A. groups are a collection of S.L.A.A. group meetings in Chicago's western suburbs and west side. S.L.A.A. is a program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. We use the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to recover from these compulsions. The following behaviors are some examples of behaviors which have been experienced by members.
Having few healthy boundaries, we become sexually involved with and/or emotionally attached to people without knowing them.
Fearing abandonment and loneliness, we stay in and return to painful, destructive relationships.
We confuse love with neediness, physical and sexual attraction, pity and/or the need to rescue or be rescued.
We sexualize stress, guilt, loneliness, anger, shame, fear and envy.
Only you can decide for sure if S.L.A.A. is right for you. To help you make this decision, it is suggested that you complete the 40 Questions for Self-Diagnosis. If you answer yes to any combination of these questions and think you may be struggling with sex and love addiction, you are welcome in S.L.A.A. Please feel free to attend one of our meetings to evaluate whether this program is right for you.
If you suffer from the disease of sex and love addiction, you are not alone. Together, we help each other stay sober; we can build a contented, sober, and useful life by practicing the Twelve Steps of recovery.
Our group does not speak for all of S.L.A.A. This website is not the official S.L.A.A. Fellowship-Wide Services (F.W.W.) website. We are autonomous except in matters affecting other Groups or S.L.A.A. as a whole. For more information about S.L.A.A Fellowship-Wide Services, please visit https://slaafws.org.