Harvey A. “Shame & the Fourth Dimension”

[From Essay May 2018] Shame And The Fourth Dimension Saturday Night SA Speaker Harvey A. from Nashville SA/S-Anon International Conventions San Antonio, TX 1/12 – 14/18 Introduction: Hello. I feel a little awkward. I’m Mark. I’m a sexaholic from San Antonio. My recovery date is December 14th of 2007. This disease is life or death for me. I’m so grateful to be here and to get the honor of introducing our keynote speaker, the Saturday night...

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Free As a Bird — Dick O.’s Story

[From Essay May 2018] I write this to express my gratitude to my Higher Power and SA for the gift of sexual sobriety. It’s been my goal all my life but I could not attain it on my own, no matter how hard I tried. God knows how hard I tried! I am now free from acting out, though I know this is contingent on maintaining my spiritual condition. I am in my sixth year of sexual sobriety thanks to my Higher Power and SA. I never thought this would...

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LETTER FROM YEVGENY BRYUN, Russian Chief Narcologist

[From Essay February 2018] ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN SUPPORT AND PUBLICITY FOR SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS LETTER FROM YEVGENY BRYUN, Chief Narcologist, Russian Federation, June 27, 2016 Translation into English Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, in his December 4, 2014 message to the Federal Assembly entitled “About the Order to Attract Socially-Oriented NGOs to Address Social Initiatives and Societal Development,” stressed the importance of...

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The Missing Piece of Step Four

[Originally published in edited form in Essay December 2017] “Step Four – Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”. One of the most important gifts I’ve received as the result of working step four has been the ability to get free from resentments more quickly and easily than ever before in my life. And along with that freedom from resentment I experience a level of peace, calm and improved relationships which I never...

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My Life In Recovery

[Originally published in edited form in Essay December 2017] On July 3rd, 2004, I left a family holiday party early to go to my first meeting. I even changed from shorts to long pants as I knew shorts were not supposed to be worn at meetings. My family assumed I was going to a church meeting, and I did nothing to correct them. I headed over to the open meeting place, a drug rehab center in a seedy part of town. It was a little unnerving, but I...

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2017 Geek Camp Report

Geek Camp’s Purpose “To carry the message to the still suffering lust addict by the appropriate use of information technology.” Introduction Geek Camp brought together 651 members of SA from around the world for a 24 hour online video and audio convention. It was held over 24 hours on 23rd & 24th of August 2017. This pioneering event enabled SA members to share their experience strength and hope, without borders, in a series of panel...

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