How Can I Start a New S.L.A.A. Group in my Area?

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Starting an S.L.A.A. Group in your area carries the message of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous to those still hurting and greatly enriches your own recovery.  To get started, follow the recommendations below.

  1. Purchase a Downloadable Group Starter Kit

    at the S.L.A.A. Online Store. This kit contains all the information and resources you need to begin and costs US $3.50.

  2. Obtain the 7 Core Documents of S.L.A.A. which include:
  3. Begin to find other sex and love addicts and establish your meeting
    • Place an ad in the local newspaper -- don’t neglect weekly papers, especially those that run personal ads.  You needn't publish a location--just a phone number, email address, or P.O. Box number.
    • Post an ad on local bulletin board websites. Contact the local professional associations of therapists and of local clergy.
    • Contact local chapters of AA, NA, OA, and Al-Anon and give them your contact information in case others are looking for S.L.A.A. meetings.
  4. Join an Intergroup

    Contact the Intergroup nearest you and let them know that you have started a meeting.  They can help by directing newcomers to your meeting and can give you valuable support to help your meeting grow.  To find an Intergroup near you, visit http://directory.slaafws.org.  For information on what an Intergroup does and why it is important to join, see http://www.slaafws.org/what-is-intergroup.

  5. Register with Fellowship-Wide Services

    You should register with F.W.S. after your Group has met at least three times and has had one business meeting.  Registering makes your group’s information available to others who are looking for S.L.A.A. meetings in your area and helps the F.W.S. office provide better service to your Group.  The Registration Form should be submitted on an annual basis or as needed to keep your meeting information current.

    The Registration Area is located at http://www.slaafws.org/register and contains more information.

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