Archive for November, 2008

Recovery Fellowships You Never Heard Of


For many, fellowships provide some of the most effective guidelines on the road to recovery. And, although everyone knows about Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and even the less common Sex Addicts Anonymous, there are still other fellowships that may have slipped under your radar.

You can’t help but at least raise a brow at the thought that some of these fellowships actually exist.


Debtors Anonymous (DA) is a program for those individuals that are unable to pay off debts, despite have the finances to do so. The symptom is described as a disease similar to Alcoholism. Members of DA suffer from “compulsive debting” and strive towards financial stability by tracking their income versus spending and, of course, paying their bills.


Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) is not only meant for those suffering from sexual compulsions but also “love” addiction. SLAA members achieve “sobriety” by refraining from any sexual or emotional act that may cause any sort of physical, mental or emotional harm.


Workaholics Anonymous (WA) is an organization dedicated to helping those individuals that are unable to control their compulsions toward work or activity. The Workaholics Anonymous organization also includes those who compulsively refrain from work. Compulsive behaviors for workaholics can include hobbies, fitness and housework.


Online Gamers Anonymous (OLGA) was founded by Elizabeth Woolley, who’s son, Shawn Woolley, committed suicide while logged into the online video game Everquest. Accounts describe Shawn as having quit his job to play the online game for over 12 hours a day just one week before his tragic suicide.