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
Men's newcomer line: (510) 906-1644
Women's newcomer line: (510) 863-0788
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
General Info: info@bayareasaa.org
Información General: espanol@bayareasaa.org
Meeting List Updates/Requests: meetinglist@bayareasaa.org
Women Seeking Recovery: women@bayareasaa.org
GLBTQQI Seeking Recovery: glbt@bayareasaa.org
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

MEETINGS CANCELLED!

SF lunchtime meetings at Old Saint Mary’s are cancelled this week due to remodeling.

Bocce Ball Tournament This Saturday!

The Tools of Recovery meeting once again asks you to join them this Saturday the 21st for their annual Bocce Ball Games at Julliard Park in Santa Rosa! Games will start at 11am and run till 4pm. You’ll find your fellows at the Bocce Ball Court at the North West corner of the park. Bring your own drinks. No Experience or Equipment required! You’ll have a blast!

Service Opportunities

Write For Out Of The Fog - Our Newsletter All contributions are welcome on your recovery, the steps, an epiphany you had or any other wisdom you wish to share. Send all submissions to ​newsletter@bayareasaa.org

Contribute To The Giving Hope A Chance Campaign. This campaign is working towards increasing public information about SAA, developing an online community, and strengthening technology and infrastructure. ​For further information contact Phillip B. at the ISO office via e-mail: ​phillipb@saa-iso.net​ or phone 1-800-477-8191

ISO Survey - Representation Matters!

ISO created a survey to help them understand the demographics of our members. This will help them determine how to help existing members, and outreach strategies for sex addicts, the professional community and public at large. Your intergroup rep should be able to connect you with a copy of the survey via e-mail or paper. You can also reach out to the ISO in regards to the survey at ​info@saa-recovery.org​ or 1-800-477-8191

Sex Addicts Recovery Podcast

Volunteers Wanted For Thumbnail Artwork and Bumper Music. Contact Jason T: ​taboadafett@gmail.com

Call to action

Elect A Group Service Representatives (GSR) For Your Meeting. Each meeting should have a registered a primary and alternate GSR with the ISO. ​What is a GSR? GSR’s meet at least once a year, with the other GSR’s in their area to discuss items to be voted on for the annual conference. Each area will send a GSR to represent them at the meeting. The bay area has 3 areas (South Bay, SF and East Bay). So that means the bay area will be represented by 3 GSRs at the upcoming October Conference. ​Have your meeting elect one and register them at https://www.saa-iso.org/mbrs/gsr/index.php

SAA Step Workshop

Starting late August/September 2019 at San Jose - Trinity Presbyterian, Saturdays 9:45 am - 11:15 am The focus will be on reading, discussion and working on the steps. The SAA green book , AA Big/Blue Book, AA 12 steps and 12 traditions, the book “Drop the Rock” for 6 &7 and step specific handouts. Contact: ​matt.taylor64@gmail.com​ for details

New Zoom meeting

“Healthy Intimate Relationships” Zoom (online) meeting, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm PT This is a blended meeting, hosted by COSA, in which SAA members and their affected partners are welcome to join, together or separately, whether they are in a current relationship or not. This meeting uses the 12 steps and traditions to help us develop a greater capacity for empathy and emotional intimacy in our primary love relationships. ​contact ​hir.zoom@yahoo.com​ for meeting ID and password

New Meeting in Alameda

First Things First meets at 7:15 PM on WEDNESDAYS. First Congregational Church of Alameda, 1912 Central Ave. Miracle Room on 2nd Floor at Chestnut Street. Open/mixed

Upcoming Event

Recovery Day In Half Moon Bay for members of any S fellowship and their families. At Poplar Beach, Sunday September 29, 10 am - 6 pm. Bring your lunch and beach supplies, no alcohol but tasty snacks are encouraged. More details here: https://recovery-day-in-half-moon-bay6.webnode.com

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