A program of recovery for those who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior.
Welcome to the home page of the Southern California Area of Sexaholics Anonymous. Here you will find locations for information, newcomer, and regular meetings in Los Angeles, Orange & Santa Barbara Counties. Before joining a group, prospective members are asked to first attend a newcomer meeting.
To help you decide if you have a problem with lust and sexually self-destructive behavior, you may wish to read selected items from our literature.
You may also obtain information on how to purchase literature at the Southern California Area site.
Meetings surrounding the Southern California area:
At their request, links to the Fresno and Inland Empire-Coachella Valley websites have been added to our site. We invite you to visit them and find a meeting if you are working in or visiting those areas and can't attend a local SoCal meeting.
What is Sexaholics Anonymous?
Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
SA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety.*
Sexaholics Anonymous is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and received permission from AA to use its Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1979.
*Adapted with permission from The AA Grapevine, Inc.
© 1997-2008 Sexaholics Anonymous Inc.
Reprinted with permission of SA Literature
Statement of Principle
We have a solution. We don't claim it's for everybody, but for us, it works. If you identify with us and think you may share our problem, we'd like to share our solution with you (Sexaholics Anonymous, 2).
In defining sobriety, we do not speak for those outside Sexaholics Anonymous. We can only speak for ourselves. Thus, for the married sexaholic, sexual sobriety means having no form of sex with self or with persons other than the spouse. In SA's sobriety definition, the term "spouse" refers to one’s partner in a marriage between a man and a woman. For the unmarried sexaholic, sexual sobriety means freedom from sex of any kind. And for all of us, single and married alike, sexual sobriety also includes progressive victory over lust (Sexaholics Anonymous 191-192).
Passed by the General Delegate Assembly February 2010
The only requirement for SA membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober according to the SA sobriety definition. Any two or more sexaholics gathered together for SA sobriety according to the SA sobriety definition may call themselves an SA group. Meetings that do not adhere to and follow Sexaholics Anonymous' sobriety statement as set forth in the foregoing Statement of Principle adopted by the General Delegate Assembly in 2010 are not SA meetings and shall not call themselves SA meetings.
Addendum to the Statement of Principle passed by the General Delegate Assembly on July 2016.
Updated March 18, 2018