Virtual Fellowship News – November 2021

Post a link to this News in the Announcements Section of your online meetings and Chat Groups:

SLAA YouTube has posted a new video Foundations of Recovery: Steps 1-2-3.  Many thanks to the SLAA International Women’s Group and their Speaker.

TheJournal – issue #192 People As Drugs is out now! You can download for free from SLAA or subscribe to have the printed version delivered.

SLAAvirtual Helpline:  SLAA’s first WhatsApp Helpline. Open 24/7. Simply join using this link, request help or a call back and exit as soon as you have been assisted. To join the team of volunteers taking 12th Step calls, contact us.

Sober Sisters Talk – our favourite Podcast for SLAA members released 5 episodes! Thank you to Elizabeth and CJ of SLAA Houston for your service:

Outreach to Professionals: does your Group want to connect with local Treatment Centres, Hospitals, therapists and other treating professionals, but don’t know where to start? The CPIC’s Hospitals & Institutions Subcommittee has produced a really helpful List of Resources for all Members to share and discuss.

SLAA India opened on 19 October on WhatsApp. All genders welcome. SLAA India has launched 2 new meetings and welcomes SLAA support to carry its message.

Online meeting news: 

  • Recovery in Relationships – note the change of Zoom login details
  • Daily Tenth Step Meeting – meeting every day at 9PM ET started in Arizona 
  • Only Requirement Group – SLAA India Group meeting Tuesdays 8AM IST
  • State of Wholeness – SLAA India Group topline meeting Thursdays 8AM IST
  • Manorexia – Men’s Anorexia meeting, Tuesday evenings at 7pm CET

Online Meetings 24/7: here is page of unofficial lists of SLAA Meetings around the clock. You can add your meeting by messaging the relevant List manager on their Contact Form in their list.

Online Meeting Scripts continue to be shared by Groups here to help others start online Meetings.  Thank you for your generous Service!

Sponsorship: we have updated our Suggestions How to Be A Sponsor including suggestions from SLAA’s Conference Sponsorship Committee.  Thank you for your Service. 

FWS Sponsorship Resources: all members can Ask a Question and receive excellent replies from members of the Conference Sponsorship Committee.  Send your query using their Contact Form.

Public Outreach: Groups and Intergroups are invited to share their audio and video recordings and other outreach materials with the Conference Public Information Committee under part 14 of SLAA Suggestions for Public Outreach. See their Flyer for more information or contact them on their Contact Form.

SLAA WhatsApp Groups: we maintain a Directory of Groups that welcome and support sex and love addicts. Contact SLAAvirtual to add your Group.

Tradition of the Month: 11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, film, and other public media. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all fellow S.L.A.A. members.” You can study the SLAA Traditions here.

Upcoming World Events for the online SLAA community:

Inspiration Line: you can call the SLAA Storyline +1 (215) 574-2121 or the Inspiration line +1(215) 574-2120. International call charges to the US apply so we suggest use Skype or similar discounted service.

Free shipping! FWS is still offering free shipping for online orders of USD75+ The offer is open for a limited period, and applies to both U.S. and international orders.

FWS Newsletter September 2021 is now available on the FWS Website.

SLAA’s Pamphlets are now for sale for only US99 cents per download to any device.  

A State of Grace: Daily Meditations is now available on Amazon and Apple iTunes for USD9.99 in downloadable format.

FWS Board news:  Juanita J. from the Washington D.C. metro area has been appointed to an open position on the BOT at the November BOT meeting, bringing the BOT to a full 9 members. You can contact our Board here.

7th Tradition: to help carry the message, please consider making a small, regular monthly donation to SLAAvirtual by credit card or direct debit to our Bank Account here.

SLAAvirtual Intergroup, Inc. met as usual at 4PM ET second Sunday of the Month.  The main topic was launch of our new Helpline and campaign to Save our Virtual ABM. All are welcome. See our Meeting Page how to attend.

CONTACT OUR NEW EDITOR!Newsletter Editor: we warmly welcome our new Editor, GT, and thank her for her Service. To volunteer on our editorial team or contribute your Group’s news to this Newsletter, contact us.

Author: SVIG