Online Meeting Scripts

These scripts have been generously shared by our Groups as samples only. They are not the only way to run a meeting or even the best way. We simply hope they help other SLAA Groups starting their own meetings:

Freedom & Joy (Newcomer Meeting)

Slaa Freedom and Hope Monday Night 8pm CST Meeting

Before the meeting ask someone to read the:

S.L.A.A. Preamble

What is Sex and Love Addiction?

12 Steps

The Tradition that Corresponds to the number of the month

Twelve Characteristics of Sex and Love Addiction

Signs of Recovery

Begin the meeting at 8:00pm CST

Hello, my name is (your name) and I am a (your addiction). Welcome to the regular Monday Night “Slaa Freedom and Hope” discussion group of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.

At this time, I would like everyone to unmute. Please join us in a moment of silence for those addicts who still suffer, both inside and out of this room followed by the Serenity Prayer.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Please mute

I have asked a friend to read the S.L.A.A Preamble

More about this meeting: Because of the sensitive nature of Sex and Love addiction, S.L.A.A is very protective of the anonymity of those who attend these meetings. Therefore, this meeting is closed to those who do not identify with these addictions or those who are merely curious. However, anyone who fears that they may have this problem is welcome, and we ask that you respect the anonymity of all persons attending this meeting.

Will the person who has been asked please read what is Sex and Love Addiction?

Will the person who has been asked please read the 12 steps?

Let’s take a moment to introduce ourselves, please unmute and together we will state our name and addiction.

At this time we will have an announcement from our Newcomer Greeter.

This is a chip meeting. Now is the time we recognize continuous periods of sobriety. Taking a chip is entirely voluntary. It is not to set any member apart from the rest. Are there any newcomers who would like to receive a virtual welcome chip which is a token that you can keep to recognize and commemorate your first attendance at a S.L.A.A meeting?

Is anyone celebrating:

(If yes, after they say yes), ask, do you want to briefly share how you are staying sober?

24 hrs? One Week? 30 days? 60 days? 90 days? 6 months? 9months? 1 year or more

(We voted on mailing a chip to you if you are celebrating one week or more. Token person says this)

We also Celebrate if you just finished a step with your sponsor this month!

Anyone completed Step 1 this month? Step 2? Step 3? Step 4? Step 5? Step 6? Step 7? Step 8? Step 9? Step 10? Step 11? Step 12?

(We voted on mailing a step chip if you would like Token person says this)

Congratulations to those who received a chip. If you or your sponsee is planning on being recognized with a chip , please let the Token holder know so they can be prepared.

This meeting goes until 9pm CST. Newcomers are encouraged to save questions until the end of the meeting. We invite all newcomers to view or purchase some virtual literature on Slaafws.org. If you would like to have outreach calls or can sponsor please write your name and phone number in the chat. A sponsor is someone who will support you in your journey as you work the 12 steps.

Will someone please read the 12 Characteristics of Sex and Love Addiction?

The purpose of participation in this SLAA meeting is to share our experience, strength and hope in recovery. This group is not for dating, intriguing, flirting with anyone especially newcomers which is considered 13 stepping. Please let the host know if this is happening.  We solve our problems by talking to each other and our sponsors. Not to inhibit your sharing, but to prevent triggering other addictions and maintain a safe space please avoid using unnecessary graphic descriptions, politics, therapy modalities or other outside resources.

This includes cross talk. Cross talk is commenting directly on or giving advice about what someone has shared or carrying on a dialogue back-and-forth during the meeting. If you feel a share is triggering please type “RE-DIRECT” to the host and they will re-read the statement and the speaker will have the responsibility to re-direct their share. If this happens please don’t take it personally as it is only meant to maintain the safety and anonymity of the room.

While SLAA’s traditions are rooted in those pioneered by alcoholics anonymous, we ask that you stick to the tenets put forth by SLAA.

If it is the first Monday of the Month: Tonight there will be a speaker that will share for 20 minutes on their experience strength and hope with Sex and Love Addiction they must have worked up past step 5. Let’s Welcome our Speaker _____. You have 20 minutes to share, how would you like your time?

If it is the second Monday of the Month: Tonight we will read 2 pages on a step corresponding to the month out of S.L.A.A book and share until 8:40 CST on the step. Nick can you please put up the reading and let us know where we will stop? We will read the first paragraph and say pass for someone else to read. Who would like to start reading?

(After done with the reading read) We voted for shares to be 2 minutes if we have more than 14 people in attendance or 3 minutes if we have less than 15 people in attendance, Timekeeper, can you please let us know how much time each person has and how you will announce time?

If you’d like to share, please raise your hand by clicking on your screen and select raise hand. This is a tag share meeting meaning after you share you will call on a person who has their hand raised. We will stop sharing at 8:40 CST for 7th tradition and announcements.

If it is the 3rd Monday of the Month: Tonight, we will read 2 pages out of the bottom lines pamphlet and share on it till 8:40CST. Nick can you please put up the reading and let us know where we will stop? We will read from the bottom lines pamphlet and say pass for someone else to read. Who would like to start reading?

(After done with the reading read) We voted for shares to be 2 minutes if we have more than 14 people in attendance or 3 minutes if we have less than 15 people in attendance, Timekeeper, can you please let us know how much time each person has and how you will announce time?

If you’d like to share, please raise your hand by clicking on your screen and select raise hand. This is a tag share meeting meaning after you share you will call on a person who has their hand raised. We will stop sharing at 8:40 CST for 7th tradition and announcements.

If it is the 4th Monday of the Month: Tonight, our topic is withdrawal. We will read 2 pages in Chapter 5 Withdrawal or out of today’s reading in the S.L.A.A meditation book. Nick can you please put up the reading and let us know where we will stop? We will read the first paragraph and say pass for someone else to read. Who would like to start reading?

(After done with the reading read) We voted for shares to be 2 minutes if we have more than 14 people in attendance or 3 minutes if we have less than 15 people in attendance, Timekeeper, can you please let us know how much time each person has and how you will announce time?

If you’d like to share, please raise your hand by clicking on your screen and select raise hand. This is a tag share meeting meaning after you share you will call on a person who has their hand raised. We will stop sharing at 8:40 CST for 7th tradition and announcements.

If it is the fifth Monday of the month: Tonight, we will today’s reading in  the Slaa Meditation book. Nick can you please put up the reading and let us know where we will stop? We will read the first paragraph and say pass for someone else to read. Who would like to start reading?

(After done with the reading read) We voted for shares to be 2 minutes if we have more than 14 people in attendance or 3 minutes if we have less than 15 people in attendance, Timekeeper, can you please let us know how much time each person has and how you will announce time?

If you’d like to share, please raise your hand by clicking on your screen and select raise hand. This is a tag share meeting meaning after you share you will call on a person who has their hand raised. We will stop sharing at 8:40 CST for 7th tradition and announcements.

*At 8:40pm CST Now we will break for announcements and have our Seventh Tradition which states, “Each meeting is self-supporting through it’s own contributions” Andrew will you please make the 7th tradition announcement and put it in the chat?

Will someone please volunteer to read the tradition of the month?

Are there any S.L.AA. announcements?

Max can you please make the literature announcement and put in the chat?

Who would like to chair the meeting next week? (If no one volunteers, say you are going to pick someone)

Are there any non S.L.A.A announcements?

After the third Monday meeting we may have a business meeting. All those in attendance are welcome. We voted that we combine the business meeting with the Thursday Meeting once a month. (Only announce that the business meeting is taking place if it is on schedule. July, September, November, January, March, May) The business meeting starts promptly at 9:15CST

Now we will continue sharing into the topic or Getting Current. Getting current is sharing on what is happening with you in regard to recovery or lack of recovery.

We don’t allow cross-talk Cross talk is defined as commenting on or speaking during another person’s share. Please be sensitive about triggering language, which is typically sexually graphic in nature. Please introduce yourself prior to sharing. Timekeeper how many minutes will shares be? We will stop at 8:50 to allow newcomer shares.

Newcomers pls stick around after the meeting if you would like to ask questions and have fellowship.

(After shares done 8:55pm ask) Will the person who has the signs of recovery please read them?

After a moment of silence, we will unmute and close with the Serenity Prayer.