Okay -- I’m Willing to Give It a Try. What Do I Do Next?

  • Contact Sexaholics Anonymous. Check your directory for a local number or contact the SA International Central Office.
  • Go to Sexaholics Anonymous meetings, meetings and more meetings.
  • Talk to sober sexaholics and ask them how they got sober.
  • Use our program literature: brochures, Sexaholics Anonymous, Recovery Continues, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Read our fellowship newsletter Essay.
  • Get a sponsor. This is someone whose sobriety is attractive to you. Call your sponsor on a regular basis—every day if possible. Ask for suggestions.
  • WORK THE STEPS. Your sponsor will show you how.
  • Get a list of telephone numbers. Start calling other members to surrender your sexual and lust temptations and to make a contact whenever you feel anxious or panicky.
  • Pray. In the morning, ask your Higher Power to keep you sober “just for today.” Say “thank you” at night for your day of sexual sobriety. Pray whenever you get hit with lust.
  • Practice our program slogans:

First things first
Easy does it
One day at a time
Let go and let God
Keep it simple

Remember we were all newcomers once, and felt as you do today. Reach out and ask for help. Join us, for “we shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny. May God bless you and keep you— until then.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p.164. Used with permission.)

SA International Central Office 
PO Box 3565 
Brentwood, TN 
37024-3565 
USA 

Office: 866-424-8777 
Fax: 615/370-0882 
E-mail: saico@sa.org 

Web site: http://www.sa.org 

These articles have been taken from To the Newcomer SA adaptation © 1989-2002 by SA Literature with permission.