SLAA Monterey Bay Newsletter: 04/02/22

Introduction to your Intergroup.

Members of Intergroup: Sam L, AnnaLisa, Denise, Ian, King G. Don, Ryan, Lee, and Robert H.
Feel free to contact any of us with idea and suggestions as to how to make our intergroup more responsive to your needs.


Purpose of intergroup:
Intergroup Monterey Bay is the assembly of representatives from area SLAA groups whose purpose is to provide outreach and information to those seeking help in their recovery from sex and love addiction.


Upcoming events:
Bike ride. Please sign up to participate by going onto our website: http://www.slaamonterey.org. Event scheduled for May 8th at 2pm at Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove


FWS annual business meeting including dates, request for a delegate, and costs. The ABM annual workshop is scheduled for August 8 through August 12 in Sacramento. Total cost for us to send a delegate is $235.00 which reflects a large scholarship from FWS. See FWS website for further details.


Possible hybrid retreat jointly with Sta. Cruz fellowship in July. Please feel free to suggest content which you would like to see covered, or offer yourself as a presenter by sending an e mail to Sam@blteam.net .

Suggestions for other group events by members or groups. We welcome your suggestions

By-laws presented by Intergroup—30 days for comments from individuals or groups before final approval. See the full body of these by-laws here.

Visit our website at http://www.slaamonterey.org for insights on recovery and spreading the word to the addict who still suffers

Urgent: Help us reach out to therapists in our area for referrals to our groups. Send an e mail to Don K at dlekoch@comcast.net with the name and contact information for therapists you have used or know can be helpful in referring addicts potentially interested in our 12 step approach to recovery.

First edition: 4/2/22

SLAA Men’s 12 Step Workshop Winter 2022

“Without Challenge, There Is No Growth”

The Santa Cruz California SLAA Fellowship is offering a 14-week 12-step workshop starting January 19, 2022. Meetings will be held Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm PST. The group is open to all who identify as men.

The 12 steps offer us a very effective and time-tested way to examine the how & why of our addictions, along with a path to uncover the underlying beliefs, choices and patterns that characterize the obsessive-compulsive nature of our addictive behaviors.

Please join us as we go through the 12 Steps of SLAA using a workbook developed by one of our members that draws upon our SLAA Basic Text, the Big Book of AA and the 12&12. For the sake of continuity, we ask that you commit to attending all meetings (barring sickness, personal emergencies, etc.). The workshop is also intended to serve as a platform to build and strengthen our connections with others in the group as we work through the 12 Steps together.

To join us, please register in advance by going to: https://tinyurl.com/4v7txjut

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom providing a link to get on the meeting. We will send you a separate link to access workshop materials. Attending by video is strongly preferred, but if you don’t have a computer and/or have to attend by phone, please email us at santacruzslaa12@gmail.com and we will help you get registered. Donations for the workshop are not required but gladly accepted, and will be used to help carry the message to others.

Insights from Our Spring Retreat Saturday, April 7, 2018


Tools for Recovery
Participants were presented with a list of tools for recovery, then invited to share their own.

Fourth-Step Inventories
After completing sample inventories, participants shared anonymous insights about their character defects.
We also looked at positive inventories, and participants shared insights about  assets.

Building Healthy Relationships