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What is Sex Addiction?

Sex Addiction can involve a wide variety of practices. Sometimes an addict has trouble with just one unwanted behavior, sometimes with many. A large number of sex addicts say their unhealthy use of sex has been a progressive process. It may have started with an addiction to masturbation, pornography (either printed or electronic), or a relationship, but over the years progressed to increasingly dangerous behaviors.

The essence of all addiction is the addicts' experience of powerlessness over a compulsive behavior, resulting in their lives becoming unmanageable. The addict is out of control and experiences tremendous shame, pain and self-loathing. The addict may wish to stop --- yet repeatedly fails to do so. The unmanageability of addicts' lives can be seen in the consequences they suffer: losing relationships, difficulties with work, arrests, financial troubles, a loss of interest in things not sexual, low self-esteem and despair.

Sexual preoccupation takes up tremendous amounts of energy. As this increases for the sex addict, a pattern of behavior (or rituals) follows, which usually leads to acting out (for some it is flirting, searching the net for pornography, or driving to the park.) When the acting out happens, there is a denial of feelings usually followed by despair and shame or a feeling of hopelessness and confusion.

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Men's newcomer line: (510) 906-1644
Women's newcomer line: (510) 426-6420 (new number)
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

New in-person meetings

DAVIS, 7:30PM Thursdays (see meeting list)
FAIRFIELD, 3:00PM Sundays (Men only-see meeting list

Outer Circle Hike

Hosted by “Intergroup, Juan K. and Tim I”. Open to all SAAs, their family and friends. Join us on Saturday, December 18 at 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Directions: From SR 24 (eastbound through Caldecott Tunnel) take first exit to Orinda/Moraga/St. Mary's College. At stop light, take half right which will put driver on Moraga Way headed generally southeast. Road peaks at 1 mile from exit. Second left (just past St. John's Church on left) leads to 8 car parking lot for Orinda Oaks Park and 3 car parking lot for MOFD Fire Trail 44-8 (restrooms at trailhead).
Arrival at park/trailhead 9:30 AM; Departure for Orinda Preserve at 10 AM; Return to trailhead 12:30 PM. We will be doing a 3 to 4 mile hike. After the hike we will be having lunch. Bring sturdy shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, and a lunch/snack.

SAA Podcasts!

The Sex Addicts Recovery Podcast has officially been launched on all major podcasting platforms. To listen to the podcast or find links to your favorite podcast platform, please visit our landing page at our host site For more information, please email:

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