Sexual Recovery Anonymous

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Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA) founded circa 1993 is one of several twelve-step programs for the treatment of sexual addiction based on the original Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.[1] SRA takes its place among various 12-step groups that seek recovery from sexual addiction: Sex Addicts Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Sexual Compulsives Anonymous and Sexaholics Anonymous. The New York-based group has meetings in several states.[2] Collectively these groups are referred to as "S" groups since all their acronyms begin with that letter.[citation needed]

There is a related group called SRA-ANON for spouses, relatives, friends, and significant others of SRA members.[3] This group is analogous to Al-Anon for family members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).[citation needed]

SRA was founded around 1993 and is said to be a "progressive offshoot" of Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) and is said to be "far more diverse" with a strong presence of women, African Americans, Asians, and members of the LGBT community.[4] SRA also differs from SA by allowing sexual relations between two people in a “committed relationship”, while SA only allows a heterosexual spouse as an acceptable partner.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "SRA - Our Purpose". Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a Meeting". Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ "SRAA-ANON". Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Which Sex Addiction Program Do You Belong In?". The Fix. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Recovering From Sex Addiction". The Fix. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  6. ^ Sexaholics Anonymous (New and rev. ed.). Simi Valley, CA: SA Literature. 2001. p. 192. ISBN 096228873X. In SA's sobriety definition, the term "spouse" refers to one's partner in a marriage between a man and woman.

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