The S-Anon International Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexually addicted people. S-Anon is a Twelve-Step program based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. S-Anon’s Twelve Concepts of Service provide guidance in serving each other in our business matters.
Who Comes to S-Anon?
S-Anon Family Groups are for those who are hurting in response to the sexual addiction of someone close to them. It does not matter whether that person is a family member, a partner, spouse, child, or someone outside the family like a friend, teacher, or boss. Sexaholism can affect anyone.
S-Anon is for people of all sexual orientations, genders, denominations, and races, those in a relationship or not, parents, children, relatives, friends and others whose lives have been affected by another person’s sexual behavior.
We have found that attending S-Anon meetings regularly is a vital part of the S-Anon Program. S-Anon groups meet weekly as a way for members to share their experience, strength, and hope. Our meetings are free to attend and are not allied with any particular religion or organization.
Note: If you are between the ages of 12 and 19, we also encourage you to attend S-Ateen meetings. Read more about S-Ateen.
Is S-Anon for You?
There are many different stories in S-Anon. Watch this short video to learn more about who attends S-Anon and hear members’ experiences with attending S-Anon meetings.
Still wondering if S-Anon is for you? We have a checklist of questions to help you decide whether you can benefit from what S-Anon has to offer.
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We found love and support when we shared with and listened to other people who had similar experiences and feelings. Sharing with other group members showed us that no situation is hopeless, and we can learn to see our problems in a new, more hopeful light.Find a Meeting