It’s a lonely road without our fellows!  ABQ SAA Outreach Committee is beginning some exciting new projects to reach out to more people seeking recovery.  If you’re interested in helping out, or even just hearing more about local outreach efforts, email us as  Remember, there are sex addicts out there still suffering because they don't know they have the choice of recovery!


  1. December 22, 2017


    I ran across your ABQ SAA website today, and wanted to stress that the suffering of sex addict abuse victims must be confronted for true healing to begin. Being a native of New Mexico, my mother was raped and physically abused for fifteen years by my spoiled and unstable father. (He admitted to me that he has been a sex addict for most of his life. His younger brother abused my little sister and I--his cousin repeated the abuse a few years later.) New Mexico has many secrets....including incest. My biological dad was taken to church/bible class every week by his own father, even though the little creep was labeled the 'bad kid' of Mora. My grandfather often beat him out of frustration and finally gave up! (What would possess a young man to HATE his own father because of his faith in God? The scoundrel broke my Grandpa's heart!)

    These disturbed and violent relatives have caused untold suffering throughout the family--with no remorse. Bottom line: Many choose to forget that God is both merciful and JUST, so judgment must be forthcoming as well. I certainly appreciate your efforts, but God must shed light on the entire ugly picture to gain wholeness and restoration.

    1) Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Psalm 82:3
    2) May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor! Psalm 72:4
    3) But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
    4) Again I saw all the oppression that is done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. Eccl. 4:1
    5) Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence. Gen. 6:11
    6) But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you. Psalm 55:23


    Katrina Marie Pacheco (maiden name)

    1. Katrina, the 9th step is a vital part of recovery, because it is the part when I make amends to the people I harmed in my addiction. I think you would agree that harm reduction is important, and SAA exists so that the addict who still suffers can break the cycle that leads to behaviors harmful to them and to others. I am not excusing bad behavior. We are here to offer a way to address sexually addictive behavior, and to do that we must remain non-denominational. It's important to surrender my life and will to the care of a Higher Power, because that's how I've been able to change my behavior. The form that power takes is my choice, and that is how SAA can reach out to the widest population possible.