Knowing you are a sex addict doesn’t mean you are bad or perverted or hopeless. It means you may have a disease, an obsession from which many have healed. Dr. Patrick Carnes

sexual addiction risk assessment (SARA)

We Are Here To Help You

Welcome to the Sexual Addiction Risk Assessment (SARA). It took courage for you to come to this page, and we thank you for taking the time to visit RecoveryZone.

Recovery can be a scary concept: You want to know what to do, but at the same time, you’re afraid to learn any more about yourself or this illness.  You want to talk to someone about your problem, but you’re afraid to trust anyone.

We understand, and we can help.  Ask yourself these questions:  Is my life spiraling out of control? and Do I really want my life to be better?  If you answered yes to these questions, we can help you.

For the last 30 years, we have worked with people just like yourself, helping them find their way to a better life through recovery.  That’s why we developed the SARA – to help recovering people to better understand their own addictions, and to get the best help possible.  

The Sexual Addiction Risk Assessment has been developed to help you better understand your behaviors. The assessment consists of 88 questions, which will take approximately 25 minutes to finish. You can then print out your results immediately. You will be provided with a detailed, personalized 23-page report to help you determine the best course of action for you.

  • Your personal profile will reveal common behaviors and risks associated with your particular type of addiction.
  • You will have valuable information on how to find treatment centers, therapists, and twelve-step groups.

We strongly urge that diagnosis and treatment be done with a trained professional. This assessment is designed to help you in seeking further help.

Once in therapy, your therapist may administer a series of instruments which can provide a depth and accuracy not possible in a brief self-assessment like this one.

If you have not already taken the free Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST), we recommend that you pause here and complete the SAST before proceeding with the SARA.

Take the SARA

The cost of the assessment is $29.95.

Our process ensures that no one but you will know your results. Your credit card information is not linked in any way to your assessment, nor are any data recorded. Once your report is generated for you, all data are discarded.

We do recommend that when you do go to therapy, that you bring your assessment with you.

We include further suggestions at the conclusion of your assessment.


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