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

Annual Camping Trip Sept. 6, 7, 8th

For details, please click on "Events" at top of this page. Maximum 25 campers!

Is Your Other Meeting Missing Out On Announcements?

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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

Service:

LGBT Outreach Is Looking For Members. Want to help? Contact ​glbt@saa-recovery.org

The SAA Women's Intergroup Welcomes Your Support!

SAA members of any gender can join the monthly business meetings or donate by sending a check to SAA Women's Intergroup, P.O. Box 2901, Issaquah, WA, 98027 or using PayPal to give to saawomensig@gmail.com

Women's sponsor-sponsee connection meeting

- For women seeking sponsors or sponsees. Held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm Central. Contact the SAA Women's Intergroup for more information: saawomensig@gmail.com

"We Are Priceless": For Sex Workers past and present

Supporting people who are or have been in the sex industry & want to recover from sex addiction. Location: Online - ZOOM video and call in for audio only. Day: Weekly Looking for allies in SAA members who are available to sponsor, with 2 or more years of sobriety from sex addiction and have completed the 12 Steps of SAA with a sponsor. For safety, interested members are requested to email saa.xsw@gmail.com for more info.

New meeting

Cis/Trans Women and Non-Binary - Kindness in Recovery. Location: Pacific Center, 2714 Telegraph Ave. (Berkeley) Day: Friday Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audio Version of the SAA Green Book Now Available!

The audiobook version of Sex Addict's Anonymous Green Book is now available for purchase on Google Play Books and Apple Books with either a woman or man's voice. It is available through Audible with only the man's voice reading it. They are hoping they'll get the woman's voice version on Audible soon.

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Call (415) 456-1063 or send email to info@bayareasaa.org to publish fellowship news and announcements here.

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