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
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.
For more information, please view our
Resources For Professionals page.
This page was last
modified on 5/7/16.