Starting a new SLAA Meeting

Carrying the Message

Our 12th step encourages us to “carry the message of recovery”. And there’s no better way to do that than to start a fresh SLAA meeting.

We encourage you to try — and our traditions tell us that

Any two or more persons gathered for mutual aid in recovering from sex and love addiction may call themselves an SLAA group, provided that as a group they have no other affiliation.

The Twelve Traditions of SLAA

Resources for your new meeting

SLAA Fellowship World Services has extensive resources to help start a new SLAA meeting. This includes

To get started, we strongly encourage you to read the chapter on “Starting an SLAA Group” in the SLAA Basic Text.

  • Decide what rent you can afford – paying too much rent is one of the major challenges new meetings face. Organisations such as councils and churches may give discounts on their normal rent for 12 step meetings, but you’ll have to ask.
  • Choose a venue – public or private. Try looking at where other 12 step fellowships hold their meetings to get ideas.
  • The venue may require a copy of the SLAA Public Indemnity Insurance Policy.
  • Choose a date and time. Keep in mind the 4th tradition and try not to have a negative impact on existing meetings.
  • Appoint a Group Representative to connect with Intergroup.
  • Find new members for your meeting, by making contact with local rehabs, therapists and churches.
  • Subscribe to the Intergroup newsletter, to receive updates, on events, new meetings, literature, latest Journal, Intergroup news…

The 7 Core Documents of SLAA are frequently used in SLAA Meetings.

  1. The Twelve Steps of SLAA
  2. The Twelve Traditions of SLAA
  3. The SLAA Preamble
  4. The 40 Questions for Self-Diagnosis
  5. The Signs of Recovery
  6. The Characteristics of Sex and Love Addiction
  7. 12 Recommended Guidelines for Dealing with the Media

PLEASE NOTE: We are not a registered charity.

Zoom Accounts provided by Intergroup

The Australian Intergroup has Zoom Accounts which can be used my groups to host a meeting. Email the webmaster for details.

SLAA HOW Meeting Starter Kit

The following links may be useful for setting up a HOW meeting