Survivors of Incest Anonymous 

We Define Incest Very Broadly


for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Download Pamphlets
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12 Steps & 12 Traditions

We in Survivors of Incest Anonymous have learned to be creative, resourceful and courageous on our own behalf. In order to do this, we have need­ed to face the challenges that our victimization has placed before us.  We each do this in different ways. The Twelve Steps have helped many of us in this process.  We have learned to live more fully, not as vic­tims, but as survivors...

Suicide Prevention

In denial and in early recovery from sexual child abuse, the raw, often unfocused inner pain may feel unending and unendurable, and we may feel hopeless or overwhelmed by the task ahead of us in healing ourselves. These are temporary states even though they may feel unmanageable or unchangeable at the time.

For Those in Other 12 Step Programs

Many of us have been helped to return from insanity to sanity through 12 Step programs. However, our first 12 Step program may seem to conflict with our recovery from incest. In SIA, we use the same 12 Step tools, but differently. Most 12 Step programs teach behavior modification. In SIA, we learn to nurture our inner child.

Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Some of the social maladjustments arising from incest are alcoholism, drug addiction, self-injury, prostitution, promiscuity, uncontrolled anger and sexual dysfunction. Eating or sleeping disorders, migraines, back or stomach pains are just a few of the physical consequences that we may suffer. Food, sex, alcohol and/or drugs deaden painful memories of the abuse and obscure reality temporarily...

Autobiography Guide

Writing our life stories has helped us with identifying, owning and responding to our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, wants, needs, behaviors, hopes and dreams. It was important in discovering and accepting who we are and who we want to become.

Is SIA for You?

SIA is for victims of childhood sexual abuse and incest who are willing to become survivors. The following questions are designed to help you decide if you were a victim of incest so that you can find help and local support, and so you can begin behaving like a survivor.



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