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General resources and links Family and Parenting links
(including internet filter recommendations)

12-step Group resources

National Hotline links


 Important General Resource and Information sites:
One of our Partner sites
Heart to Heart counseling center in Colorado Springs, CO and headed by Dr. Douglas Weiss. Dr. Weiss is a nationally known author and speaker. Site provides books and workbooks to help educate sex addicts and their partners to begin a path of recovery.

SexHelp - Resources for Sex Addiction and Recovery
SexHelp offers the latest and most useful resources in sexual and personal recovery. Dr. Patrick Carnes is a pioneer in the sexual addiction field and has written many excellent books. The site 
provides some standardized tests for addiction and co-addiction that can be taken online.
One of our Partner sites
Healing for the Soul
is the private therapy practice of Jayson Graves, MS. Jayson emphasizes Christian counseling methods and specializes in men's sexual addictions and also same sex attractions. His innovative methods involve individual, couples, and/or group therapy over the telephone or in person.
Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She has written several papers on sexual addiction.

NCSAC: The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public and professional recognition, awareness, and understanding of sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity, and sexual offending.
This is a resource and referral information site for people seeking help with addictive or compulsive computer-based sexual activity and cyber-infidelity problems. The site provides a variety of articles, self-tests and Internet links to the cybersex addict and their partners, spouses and family members, helping them to gain insight into online sexual behavior problems.

Addressing online sexual temptation.  This site (by Focus On the Family) has areas for both addicts and their spouses/significant others. Excellent articles and papers covering many areas of sexual addiction and pornography.

Articles, Writings, Essays & Research on Sex & Love Addiction
Browse through articles related to sex & pornography addiction & compulsion, as well as love & relationship addiction.

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Family and Parenting links

Tips for Teens
A comprehensive site that posts articles, links, and web-based resources to help parents
. Their experts have written the material for this Web site by melding two very important perspectives: extensive professional expertise in the field of adolescence as well as practical know-how from years of parenting teenagers.

The Center for Media Education (CME)
This non-profit group is dedicated to improving the quality of electronic media, especially on behalf of children and families. Parents can download and read several useful articles related to youth and the Internet, including information about online advertising and marketing techniques that target youth and the latest rules about kids' online privacy.

Children's Partnership Online
Visit this Web site to find out the latest data about kids, families and the Internet, information on online safety resources, and an informative publication, The Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway.

Net Parents
This Web site includes tips on Internet safety and has links to Internet safety software. 
sister sites to educate and protect children and families from the dangers of illegal Internet pornography and sexual predators

Internet filters for families:
The AFA Filter by Bsafe Online has strong, always current Internet filtering software and porn blocker technology that is so easy, any novice can install a free trial right now.
a resource provided by the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families to help you find the Internet safety solution that will best suit your needs.

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12-step Group resources

12-Step Partner and Couples Groups

National 12-Step program for spouses of sexual addicts and partners of sexual offenders. Primarily married women in attendance. Companion program to SA.
(615) 833-3152

National 12-Step program for partners and significant others of sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Both men and women in attendance. Companion program to SAA.
(612) 537-6904

RCA - Recovering Couples Anonymous
National 12-Step program focused on the recovery issues of the couple itself. Both partners (addict and co-addict) are encouraged to attend. All committed couples are welcome.
(314) 830-2600

12-Step Addict and Offender Groups

12-Step sexual recovery group meetings exist in most major metropolitan areas. Below is a brief description and contact information for each. Attendance at these groups is free -- small donations are encouraged. The group meetings can be a unique and invaluable way to gather information, hope and understanding.

SA - Sexaholics Anonymous
A National 12-Step program for sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Mostly males in attendance.
(615) 331-6230

SAA - Sexual Addicts Anonymous
A National 12-Step program for sexual addicts and some sexual offenders. Scattered meetings have female attendance.
(713) 869-4902

SCA - Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
Mostly urban 12-Step program, primarily for sexual addicts. Scattered meetings have female attendance.
(800) 977-4325

SLAA - Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
National 12-Step program for sexual addicts and those with patterns of unhealthy romantic relationships. Greater female attendance, some "women only" meetings.
(781) 255-8825

SRA - Sexual Recovery Anonymous
12-Step program similar to SA except "committed relationship" is used instead of "marriage". These meetings are limited in number but open to everyone in sexual recovery.
(212) 340-4650

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National Hotline links

U.S. Hotline Numbers

AIDS National Hotline

- Spanish support

24 hrs

American Cancer Society - Information and referrals on various issues related to cancer including treatment, services, literature, transportation, encouragement and support.


24 hrs

American Disabilities Association


Seven days a week. 9am-5pm PST

American Anorexia/Bulimia Association - 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1108 New York, NY 10036 -



Information about Anorexia Nervosa and
related eating disorders

A guide to Anorexia


Child Find Hotline - Parents reporting lost or abducted children under age 18.


M-F 9am-5pm EST

Childhelp USA - Therapy and shelter referrals and crisis counseling for children and adults.


24 hrs

Cocaine National Hotline


8am-12am EST
7 days a week

Covenant House Nineline - Adolescent crisis intervention and counseling crisis line for youth, teens and families.


24 hrs

Department of Veterans Affairs - Recording provides info on regional VA centers and all other veterans affairs information.


24 hrs

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline - Peer-counseling, information and referrals for gays and lesbians.


M-F 4pm-10pm EST
Sat 12pm-5pm EST

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline - For children and parents in any type of personal crisis.


24 hrs

Grief Recovery Helpline


M-F 9am-5pm PST

Information Referral and Crisis Helpline


M-F 9am-9pm

Marijuana Anonymous - Recording with regional support contact information for marijuana addiction problems.


24 hrs

Medicare Hotline - Provides general information and publications on Medicare. Answers questions on claims or fraud.

TTY/TDD 1-877-486-2048

Info available 24 hrs. Representatives available M-F 8am-4:30pm EST

Missing Children Society Tipline - Report sightings of missing children.


24 hrs

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)


M-F 8am-5pm CST

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill NAMI Helpline


M-F 10am-5pm EST

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders- Provides hotline counseling and a list of support groups and referrals in your area.


M-F 9am-5pm CST

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Report missing children or if you have seen a missing child. Report child pornography, child prostitution, online enticement of children for sexual acts, and any exploitation of children.


24 hrs

National Center for Victims of Crime - Information and referral line for crime victims.


M-F 8:30am-8:30pm EST

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect - Provides information on child abuse and neglect.


M-F 8:30-5:30pm EST

National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information - Treatment referrals and information on drug and alcohol abuse.


24 hrs

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline - Recording provides local numbers for help for alcohol and drug abuse.


24 hrs

National Council for Children's Rights - Provides information about custody issues, children's rights and referrals to local childen's rights advocacy groups.


M-F 9am-5pm EST

National Council on Problem Gambling - Nationwide helpline for gambling addiciton.


24 hrs

National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) - Provides volunteers who act as advocates for abused children in court.


M-F 8am-5pm PST

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association - Leave message to receive information, referrals and resources on depression, manic depression, and related affective disorders.


24 hrs

National Domestic Violence Hotline

TTY/TTD 1-800-787-3224

24 hrs

National Hospice Organization - Provides information on hospice care and hospice programs across the country.


M-F 9am-5pm EST

National Mental Health Association - Provides information on mental illnesses and treatments, and free referrals for local treatment services.


M-F 9am-5pm EST

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children


M-F 8am-4pm EST

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) - Offers crisis counseling and referral services to crime victims and their families.


M-F 9am-5pm EST

National Runaway Switchboard - Confidential youth crisis hotline.


24 hrs

National STD and AIDS Hotline - Information on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Also referrals for people to get tested in their area for STD's and HIV, and referals for treatment for those who are HIV positive.


24 hrs

Nationwide Suicide Hotline (Hopeline)


24 hrs

Overeaters Anonymous - 6075 Zenith Ct., NE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 -


M-F 7am-4pmPT

Pet Loss Support Hotline - Grief counseling hotline for those who have lost a pet.


6pm-9pm CST

Poison Control - website provides search for emergency poison control center in your state.

Hours vary from state to state.

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Helps assault victims find help and connect to local rape crisis centers.


24 hrs

Therapist Locater - Provides free referrals to counseling in your area.


M-F 9am-5pm EST or leave a msg. They will call you back.

The Trevor Helpline - To aid in suicide prevention in gay and questioning youth.


24 hrs


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