The Twelve Steps of SLAA

1.  We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. 

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 

​3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God. ​

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 

​5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. ​

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 

​7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. 

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. ​

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. ​

10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. ​

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a Power greater than ourselves, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. ​

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to sex and love addicts, and to practice these principles in all areas of our lives.​​

© 1985 The Augustine Fellowship, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc.