“In addition to the Twelve Steps, there are many suggested tools that we have found to be beneficial in our recovery from sex addiction. A tool is an action that supports recovery and that has been used successfully by other sex addicts. We practice honesty, openness, and willingness when we adopt a new tool, and we trust in the experience, strength, and hope of the fellowship that we will benefit as others have before us.”
— Sex Addicts Anonymous, 3rd ed., 63
Recovery tools and literature can be powerful assets on your journey to sexual sobriety. Listed here are suggested readings and resources which others in our fellowship have found useful. Most of these texts can be found directly at the SAA ISO website or purchased for a suggested donation of $15 at meetings:
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Alcoholics Anonymous - "Big Book"
Drop the Rock - Removing Character Defects: Steps Six and Seven
A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps, Patrick Carnes
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Patrick Carnes