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Twelve Steps to Recovery Workbook for Sexual Addiction

The guide presented here is for Sponsors to use with their Sponsees.  Charlie Risien’s work has been adapted and added to by members of the Houston SAA fellowship using many resources.  The Houston Area Intergroup does not endorse this guide and only provides it here as a resource for those sponsors looking for information.


This simple guide to working the Twelve Steps for sexual addiction has been developed for the many men and women who are seeking spiritual recovery from their addictive and, in many cases, destructive sexual behaviors. It is intended to be used by the addict with their sponsor in conjunction with the 12-step recovery program of Sex Addicts Anonymous. All of the step guides are based on the spiritual principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Numerous resources have been utilized in the preparation of this guide, including the work of Pia Mellody, Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., Joe McQ, the Big Book Bunch of Woodland Hills, CA~ and my own training and experience as a therapist in the field of sexual addiction and compulsivity.

We are each a precious child of the God of our understanding with inherent value and worth, And That Is Not Debatable! Working the Twelve Steps is an act of self-love and self-care and We Are Worth It!


Charlie Risien
San Antonio, Texas
August 2006

Twelve Steps to Recovery Workbook for Sexual Addiction

1st Step Workbook

2nd Step Workbook

3rd Step Workbook

4th Step Workbook

5th Step Workbook

6th Step Workbook

7th Step Workbook

8th-9th Steps Workbook

10th Step Workbook

11th Step Workbook

12th Step Workbook