Welcome to the Europe and Middle East Region of Sexaholics Anonymous

You may have tried other sex recovery fellowships but not yet found the answer to your sex addiction problem. Sexaholics Anonymous has a strong definition of sobriety, which works for us. We have found a solution and have become free of lust, one day at a time.

We don’t claim this way is for everybody, but if you want to stop lusting and become sexually sober, we'd like to share our solution with you.

In Sexaholics Anonymous, we define sobriety as "no sex other than with spouse and progressive victory over lust". For us the term “spouse” means one’s partner in a marriage between a man and a woman. So, for the unmarried lust addict, sexual sobriety means freedom from sex of any kind. And for all of us in Sexaholics Anonymous, single and married alike, sexual sobriety also includes progressive victory over lust.

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Sharing our experience, strength and hope

Below SA members share their personal experiences in lust recovery. None of us speak for SA. The principles of Sexaholics Anonymous are found in our 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. Please take what you like and leave the rest.

SA Hrvatska - Sexaholics Anonymous in Zagreb

I'm a Croatian-speaking sexaholic living in Zagreb, Croatia, East Europe. I came here recently from the USA, where I was able to attend meetings of Sexaholics Anonymous almost any day. But here in Zagreb, my nearest meeting is in Wien, Austria - more than 4 hours away by car. So, with three other people, we have decided to start an SA meeting here. Please publish our contact details as follows:

The battle within

Part of me knew from very early on that I was a sexaholic. Part of me didn't want to admit that or accept it. Part of me wanted to be rid of "the addict". Part of me wanted to give into that and just enjoy my acting out. Wow, that's a lot of "parts", all doing battle within me! No wonder life had become unmanageable.


Comme les amis te disent, ce n'est qu'un autre mensonge malin de notre maladie de penser que chez toi "c'est différent".... On a tous pense cela!!!

L'un le pense parce qu'il est homo, l'autre parce qu'il n'a pas de sous ou de diplômes, un troisième parce qu'il a trop de sous ou de diplômes et se trouve trop intelligent pour ce programme simple, etc.

In fellowship with other who have been there

I have been a sexaholic for about 50 years but it was only about 3 years ago that I was confronted and challenged to change my life. Sure I had struggled to change over the years and with limited success. For periods I'd given up (in my own strength) lusting, pornography and masturbation. 

The ultimatum came when I was confronted with a choice: lust and porn or marriage and vocation?

Day One

Today is Day One for me. I am addicted to lust in many forms. My body and mind crave it at times expected and unexpected. It has become my zone out time - thinking it will bring relief and release. After a momentary stimulation I become more overwhelmed than before.

Clarity around Step 2

I met with my pastor today to discuss my Step 2.  As I approached this step, I began to realize that I was very angry with God.  I've had this addiction for years and years and years.  It causes incredible harm as it runs its course.  WHY? Why hasn't God taken this away from me?! Why did he let it cause so much harm to me? to my wife? to others?  Either God must not exist, he must not care, or he must not be able to help.


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