There are many 12-step support groups for people working on recovery from pornography use and sex addiction. Most organizations also have family support groups or betrayal trauma groups for those who are affected by a loved one’s addiction or unhealthy sexual behavior. All of these groups base their program on the original Alcoholics Anonymous model, adapted for the unique needs of this issue.
All of these programs are free of charge. Some accept donations to help continue the work.
Each organization and group is unique. These groups have helped many people. It may take a little time to feel comfortable or to find the right group. Keep trying until you find the right one for you!
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Listen to our Breaking the Silence Podcast
Young adults talking about healing the impact of pornography on lives and relationships – and working for real love and healthy sexuality.
Contact these organizations to see if there are active groups in your area. Many also have phone or online meetings.
SA Lifeline (Sex Addiction Lifeline) has meetings for men working on recovery, and betrayal trauma/family support groups for women. They have both in-person meetings and online meetings.
SA has groups all over the world for men and women working on recovery. They have in-person, phone, and email meetings.
SAA has groups for both men and women working on recovery.
The LDS ARP program has meetings for both men and women working on recovery, and family support groups. Some meetings focus on pornography addiction while others are general addiction groups for any kind of addiction. They have both in-person and phone meetings.
Disclaimer: Reach 10 shares this information as a service for the public. We do not receive any compensation for recommending these programs. Individuals are responsible to carefully evaluate the program and how well it fits their needs and values. Reach 10 is not liable for any damages arising from attending these third-party meetings.