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) 426-6420 (new number)
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
Members may contribute to Intergroup by sending a check payable to "BAISAA Inc." to the PO Box above.
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General Info: info@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

Support Group for Sponsors

Meetings are on Saturday's: June 4, August 6, October 1, December 3 at Trinity Presbyterian Church • 3151 Union Ave • San Jose (9:45am - 10:45am). Contact (text): Bill N (408) 568-9702

Outer Circle Bike Ride- Sat 6/4/22, 8:45am

Santa Cruz--Davenport (18-20 miles)
Contact: Gil 831.419.3342
anothergratefulguy@gmail.com

Meeting splits into in-person and online 3rd of June

The LGBTQ+ Freedom Friday meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous will resume in-person meetings on Friday, June 3. The meetings will return to the Castro Community Room at 501 Castro Street in San Francisco, on the second floor above the former Sunglass Hut. It will continue to be an open meeting. All are welcome. The virtual version of this meeting will continue to occur on Zoom at the same time."

New Editor for OOTF

The Out of the Fog newsletter has a new editor, Matt T., and it has been converted to an online format. To download the latest issue, click on the Intergroup tab on top of this page, then the Newsletters tab on the left.

SAA Podcasts!

The Sex Addicts Recovery Podcast has officially been launched on all major podcasting platforms. To listen to your favorite podcast platform, please visit https://sexaddictsrecoverypod.com/ or to listen directly, please visit our landing page at our host site https://sarpod.libsyn.com. For more information, please email: jason@sexaddictsrecoverypod.com

Annual Retreat

In lieu of a retreat this year we envision having regional workshops. We may organize these according to Areas. Stay tuned!

Marin Host needed

Ken H. has graciously offered his photography studio in San Anselmo for an Outer Circle event. Sponsorship by an SAA meeting would be essential. Call 415-456-1063.

Publishing Announcements

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

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