Sex is not even in the same category as food and water. I’m implying that you summarily dismiss the 12-Step program because it isn’t in line with your method of recovery. I know plenty of people who didn’t dismiss 12-Step programs because it wasn’t the path that worked for them. 12-Step programs have a 80 year statistical track record of success. You’re one person. Yet, you are still addicted to something. Perhaps you might consider the 12 steps instead of criticizing them when they work so well for so many people. Oh, and BTW, it looks to me as though you are indeed “...powerless...” contrary to what you may claim. If not, then simply declare yourself cured and go on your merry way. But before you leave, I’d really love to know what your magic formula is. Seriously, we would all like to know, forn if it works for you, surely it would work for us too.