By walking into our first Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA) meeting, we acknowledged that we had a problem. We also acknowledged that we were willing to look outside ourselves and to others for a solution. By coming to meetings, reading literature such as Tools of the Program and listening to others, we learned how to work the program and became sober for the first time in our lives.

Getting sober is a profound life change for a sex addict. There are often emotional upheavals and physical discomforts in early sobriety and withdrawal from sexual addiction. Perhaps it is as challenging a road as you will ever travel. Early sobriety can also be exciting and exhilarating at times. This pamphlet is written to assure you that you are not crazy or unique—others have gone this way before, have had similar thoughts and feelings, and are recovering.