Sexual addiction is nothing like alcohol or heroin addiction. These are somatoform addictions/disorders that are based on a PHYSICAL addiction. Sexaholics do not need to be in a 12 step program...AT ALL..they need spiritual direction and counseling as well as clinical psycho-social intervention. Most 12 step groups are not even remotely helpful for sexaholics.....because the direction is aimless and has no spiritual or clinical intervention! This is a disease of the soul..not the body and needs to be addressed in a different way than alcoholism and drug addiction....sexual addiction is SIN...a moral disease process, rooted in original sin!