This describes so much of my recovery journey. Her theories have huge implications for sexual addiction recovery:
TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
- Identify threats to your sobriety and make a plan to deal with them.
- Dailly contact with recovery support system.
- Have a plan for unstructured time. Better yet, make a plan for each day.
- Watch out for pre-trip and post trip emotional fallout as well.
- Find additional recovery meetings to attend if possible.
- Take healthy steps in your relationships.
Now, think about how your recovery journey was affected by your holiday and family activities, and write down items for the following two categories:
1) I’m glad I did this and I need to remember to do it again:
2) I wish I would have:
Last month my family and I were in Germany, mostly Munich.
While in Munich I found the following resources for sex addiction recovery in Germany:
Munich / München / Muenchen
Homosexuals anonymous group:
Infos unter Tel.: 089-78018960
Email: klicke hier
Treffen in der Regel wöchentlich (Freitags 18 Uhr – ca. 20 Uhr).
There are many Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) Meetings in Munich.
SLAA is a bit different, focuses more on addictive relationships with a sexual element, but if you have issues with porn/prostitutes/masturbation etc you will find fellowship and help here as well:
To locate the meetings, go to the following URL and scroll down to München
Also, I believe there is a SAA meeting (Sexaholics Anonymous) in Munich, but I was unable to get a hold of them to confirm it:
SAA und COSA Sex-Addicts anonymous und Angehörige
C/o Himmelfahrtskirche Kidlerstr. 15
There are also meetings in Frankfurt and in Bonn
More info about the Bonn Group:
Or, Electronic/Telephone based meetings all over the world:
There is a great Christian Recovery Group in Bonn, called Celebrate Recovery:
hier gibts deise kirche die hat die programm, “leben finden”
Diese website hat auch gute Informationen von diesem Programm (videos, etc…)
and here is the leaders guide:
und fur teilnehmer:
Also, I’ve been emailing back and forth with a guy who runs the following website:
He has been in recovery for many years and really knows his stuff. He has put together a program on his website that you can complete online. There’s also an online forum where you can seek help.