Porn and Sex Addiction Support Groups

(Pastors' Step 6 for Helping Individuals)


Another key to long-term recovery is connecting the addict with peer support group(s) for pornography and sexual addiction.


Guidelines for Church-based Peer Support Groups

Like a 12-step group, a church-based peer support group should have no designated leader. Talk with the church pastor and enlist support for starting the peer support group. Try meeting weekly or b-weekly to read through a book. (For a list of recommended books about sexual addiction and recovery, click here.)


    Group Rules for Safety

  • Same-sex small groups

  • No crosstalk: don't comment on what others share

  • Do not give advice
  • Avoid giving "advice prayer" or consider using pre-written prayers
  • Sign confidentiality agreement


Here is a list of other suggested groups:


Click here for an excellent response to Christians' concerns about twelve step programs   Click here for the twelve steps as adapted by one of the twelve step groups dealing with sex addiction

Sexaholics Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous International Central Office
P.O. Box 3565
Brentwood, TN 37024
Phone: (615) 370-6062
Toll-free: (866) 424-8777
Fax: (615) 370-0882


Sexual Compulsives Anonymous

SCA P.O. Box 1585
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (800) 977-HEAL


Sexual Recovery Anonymous

Regional contact information displayed on website.


Sex Addicts Anonymous

PO Box 70949
Houston, TX 77270 USA
Phone: (800) 477-8191

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Fellowship-Wide Services
1550 NE Loop 410, Ste 118
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 828-7900
Fax: (001) 210-828-7922



(for those close to a sex addict)
S-Anon International Family Groups
P.O. Box 111242
Nashville, TN 37222-1242
Phone: (800) 210-8141 or (615) 833-3152


(A comprehensive Christ-centered program of Desert Streams Ministries, usually taught over a 25-30 week period, which ministers to people dealing with various kinds of sexual and relational brokenness.)
Desert Stream Ministries
PO Box 9999
Kansas City, MO 64134
Phone: (866) 359-0500


Setting Captives Free

Christian recovery site, which offers an online 60-day course for addicts of pornography, masturbation, and sexual immorality, as well as resources for recovery from other addictions.

Christians in Recovery

A group of recovering Christians dedicated to personal one-on-one sharing of faith, strength and hope as we live each day in recovery.


Journey with other "warriors" through addiction recovery, and grow as a part of a faith-based men's group - in the convenience of your own home or office over the telephone. Call for info on "visiting" a group from anywhere: 877-590-SOUL (7685) (US) or 719-590-SOUL (International). Or visit 

Steps for Pastors Helping Individuals

Step 1: Immediate Emergency Response

Step 2: Church-based Accountability Partner

Step 3: Media Sobriety Covenant

Step 4: Online Safety & Media Sobriety Manual

Step 5: Family Support

Step 6: Peer Support Group(s)

Step 7: Professional Counseling