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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Bay Area SAA Announcements

SAA Phone Forums on Best Practices

Monthly calls 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5-6 pm Pacific Time. Contact: info@saa-recovery.org. for call-in information.
The next forum is on: April 8th, 2020: Service Resumes and the Nominating Committee---requirements for international service and how you can participate • May 13th, 2020: Prisoner Outreach and how members can be involved.

A few Meeting CONTACTS are needed!

Online meetings require a contact to share the log-in details for video sharing. But we don't have all of the meeting contacts. Please find your meeting in the list and check. Contact by email: bayareasaaonline@gmail.com.

MEETINGS HAVE TEMPORARILY BECOME ONLINE MEETINGS

Our meeting list has been updated. Please refer to the meeting list (on the Meetings page) for information.

Newcomer phone lines need volunteers

Help is needed for the four individuals who are currently manning the lines (two men and two women). info@bayareasaa.org

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Elect Group Service Representatives (GSR) For Your Meeting

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 sends a GSR to represent them at the meeting. Each meeting should have a registered a primary and alternate GSR with the ISO. The bay area has 3 Areas (South Bay, SF/Marin and East Bay). That means the bay area will be represented by 3 GSRs.

The general information required for the ISO office form is: Group Code (can be provided by the ISO Office), Group Name, Meeting Day/Time, Meeting Street Address, Meeting City/State/ZIP, GSR name, GSR contact information, Alternate GSR name & information. Email the information to: brian195410@gmail.com.

33rd Annual International SAA Convention: "Envisioning Serenity"

May 22 – 25th Register by May 1 for best convention rates. Contact info@saa-recovery.org for more information.

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