Anorexia Literature

Hi, I’m new to posting on the forum and I’m interested to know if anyone has found much literature on the specific subject of anorexia outside of the booklets available on SLAA? I find reading really helps understanding and would love to find more personal stories similar to the ones at the back of the SLAA handbook.


2 thoughts on “Anorexia Literature

  1. just4today Post author

    Hi there, here’s some ideas. SLAA is not affiliated with and has no opinion on non-SLAA literature or other fellowships.

    SLAA – ‘Articles from the Journal’ booklets about Anorexia and Healthy relationships
    SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) – Recovery from Compulsive Sexual Avoidance leaflet
    Coda (Codependents Anonymous) – Peeling the Onion booklet – Co-dependents look at Love sex and relationship addiction and avoidance
    Sexual Anorexia – book by Patrick Carnes

    There is also some draft SLAA literature about anorexia which hasn’t been officially published yet. You can get a copy by joining the SLAA anorexia Yahoo Group at, there is loads of useful literature in the ‘Files’ section of their website. The Anorexia 123 one is really worth reading.

    Hope that helps. 🙂

  2. milo Post author

    Hi Pooky.

    The book “Sexual Anorexia” by Patrick Carnes is a useful, though this is not a SLAA conference approved text. There is a write up on this book here a quarter of the way down:

    Another term for sexual anorexia is “Compulsive Sexual Avoidance” and there is more info on this here: (Note the content provided here is solely informational and does not imply endorsement or review. S.L.A.A. is in no way affiliated with this organisation.)

    Also attending SLAA anorexia focus meetings, be they face to face, telephone or online can be most helpful.

    With best wishes in your recovery.


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