For Professionals - Who We Are
What are S-Anon Family Groups?
- A fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexaholics who
share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve
their common problems.
- A program of recovery adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and
based on the Twelve Steps and
the Twelve Traditions.
- A fellowship requiring no dues or fees for membership;
S-Anon is self-supporting through member contributions.
- The only requirement for membership is that the person is
affected by the sexual behavior of a relative or friend.
- S-Anon's primary purpose is to offer its members recovery
from the effects of another person's
sexaholism and to help families
and friends of sexaholics. S-Anon has a variety of literature,
conventions and meetings to provide support for families and
friends of sexaholics.
- S-Anon is an anonymous program: All members are asked to
respect each other's anonymity, that is, to keep in confidence
what is said and who is seen at an S-Anon meeting.
What is S-Ateen?
- A Twelve Step program for teenagers who have been affected
by the sexual behavior of a relative or friend.
- Meetings follow S-Anon's
Twelve Steps and Twelve
- S-Ateen meetings are conducted separately from those of
S-Anon, and are guided by adult S-Anon sponsors.
S-Anon/S-Ateen Groups Are Not:
- Counseling or therapy groups - we do not give advice but
share our experience, strength and hope with one another.
- Groups that discuss or endorse any specific religious point
of view. S-Anon is a spiritual program, but its principles are
open to all, regardless of faith or creed.
- Focused on gossiping, criticizing, or staying stuck in the
problem. We are here to help ourselves and other group members
by focusing on solutions.
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modified on 4/23/13.