Those facing sex addiction get help
Boston Globe – Boston, Mass.
Author: Bella English
Date: Feb 16, 2010
Men and women crowd into a basement room, sharing sofas or pulling chairs around. Some pour soda and munch on cookies and chips. The meeting is called to order.
“My name is Jeff, and I’m a sex addict,” states a middle-aged man in a crisp blue shirt and khakis.
“Hi, Jeff!” comes the cheery group response.
So begins the weekly meeting of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) in a church west of Boston. Most of the 50 men and women here are professionals. There are a few students and retirees. They’re well-dressed, earnest, and polite. This could be a meeting to save the rain forest. But what they’re trying to save is themselves.
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