Recovery for Love Addicts
newcomer to LAA recently sent us the following question: “Alcoholics
don’t drink. OA's have a food plan. DA's have a financial
plan. What about LAA's? Are we just on our own to figure out what
recovery means to us?
LAA may be a new fellowship, but we are not alone. We are going
to figure out as a group what recovery is for us. In the meantime,
here are some basic guidelines for newcomers.
recover, love addicts must change how they think and behave.
Consider the following advice.
Honestly admit that you are a love addict.
Reach out for help whether it a meeting or the message board.
Get a sponsor or pair up with another recovering love addict (same
gender as you).
Start working the steps. LAA has a Step Guide.
Educate yourself about love addiction so you know exactly what
has to be changed.
Stay connected even you are feeling others. This will avoid relapse.
Begin to "trudge road of happy destiny." (From the book
of Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164)
happy destiny is not a place in the future. You are on it now
with your fellow love addicts.