Bay Area SAA Recovery Resources

The Twelve Steps of SAA

  1. We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior - that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other sex addicts and to practice these principles in our lives.
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The Twelve Traditions of SAA

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon SAA unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or SAA as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the sex addict who still suffers.
  6. An SAA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SAA name to any related facility or outside enterprise lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Sex Addicts Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. SAA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Sex Addicts Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the SAA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Adapted from "Alcoholics Anonymous," Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., Third Edition. © ISO of SAA, Inc.

 

 

Bay Area SAA Contact Us

(415) 456-1063
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
General Info: info@bayareasaa.org
Información General: espanol@bayareasaa.org
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Women Seeking Recovery: women@bayareasaa.org
GLBTQQI Seeking Recovery: glbt@bayareasaa.org
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Intergroup representatives

Please send your Intergroup Rep. to Lutheran Church., 1744 University Ave., Berkeley, Rm 210: 11:15 every 2nd Sat. ~ ~ ~

HOT OFF THE PRESS. YOUR BAY AREA OUT OF THE FOG NEWSLETTER

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Bay Area Women's Contact Sealed Envelopes

A Must for every meeting! Your Secretary holds them for women. Separate from literature table! Call Kristine: 707 718 7484

Philip from ISO

Philip is travelling from ISO to speak at your meeting for one half hour! Your Secretary will sign it up for this important recovery opportunity: drbill.saa@gmail.com

Outer Circle Events

~ ! ! ! Encourage your meeting to sponsor An Outer Circle Event: Contact:tenderpublishing@icloud.com ! ! !

Pass the hat for the Convention

Every month, pass 7th Step hat twice. Send it to ISO! Earmark it to 2018 Convention! To Volunteer: SAAconvention2018@gmail.com

WARNING about meeting lists!

Intergroup is clarifying your SAA Meetings Lists. By 28 February 2018, you must notify Intergroup your meeting actually exists. Otherwise, goodbye! Report to:: brian195410@gmail.com

Outer Circle Fun

Table Tennis Terror !!! ~ 533 San Pablo Ave, Albany [between Brighton & Garfield] 3rd Wednesday, 6:30pm to closing! $8.00/person. Bring your own paddle or borrow one. Hosted by juankelly-analyst@att.net and rayfreeman3@comcast.net.

The Retreat!

The annual SAA retreat will be held Friday, March 16, 2017 to Sunday March 18th, 2018 at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma. The retreat offers workshops, meetings, fellowship, fun, and the opportunity to strengthen and deepen your sobriety. PLEASE SEE Events PAGE!

Publishing Announcements

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