Sexual Recovery Resources


12 Step Programs

For information on 12-step groups for sex and love addicts, click below:

For information on 12-step groups for family and friends of addicts, click below:

Screening tests for sex addicts and partners


Beattie, Melody, Codependent No More, Center City, MN: Hazelden; New York: Harper & Row, 1987, 1992.

Black, Claudia, Ph.D., Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets, City Center, MN: Hazelden, 2009.

Bradshaw, John, Healing the Shame That Binds You, HCI Books, 1988.

Carnes, Patrick, Don’t Call It Love, New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Carnes, Patrick, Facing the Shadow, Carefree, AZ: Gentle Path Press, 2010.

Carnes, Patrick J., Ph.D., The Betrayal Bond, Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 1997.

Carnes, Stephanie, Ph.D., ed., Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, AZ: Gentle Path Press, 2008.

Cloud, Henry, & John Townsend, Boundaries in Marriage, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.

Cloud, Henry, & John Townsend, Boundaries, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.

Cloud, Henry, & John Townsend, Safe People, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Glass, Shirley, Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity, Free Press, 2004.

Katehakis, Alexandra, Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction, HCI Books, 2010.

Sittser, Gerald, A Grace Disguised (about grief), Zondervan, 1996.

Steffens, Barbara, Ph.D. & Means, Marsha, M.A., Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal, Far Hills: New Horizon Press, 2009.

Stoop, David, Forgiving the Unforgiveable, Regal Press, 2005.

Yancey, Phillip, Disappointment with God, New York: Harper Collins, 1988.

Yerkovich, Milan & Kay, How We Love, Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2006