Bay Area SAA Recovery Resources

Sponsorship

Excerpt from The Tools Of Recovery

Sponsorship moves our recovery into action. A sponsor provides guidance and support through the process of stepwork and the experience of withdrawal. We encourage you to initiate the sponsorship relationship by asking someone with whom you feel you might work well. Don't be discouraged if you get a few "No's." in time you will receive the "Yes" that is meant for you. When choosing, look for someone who has qualities you admire, who has continuous sobriety from Inner-Circle behavior and has ideally completed their Fifth Step. Do not ask someone to whom you are sexually attracted, as this is a bad mix.

Sponsors are not professionals, but are merely sex addicts who have found a way to stay sober and want to help others. Establishing your "circles" (see the "Three Circles" pamphlet and the discussion in the next section of this booklet), discussing expectations and writing down clear agreements between you may be the first tasks of this relationship. As addicts, we have often led secret lives. A sponsor is someone we regularly check in with. Sponsors will make suggestions, but you are responsible for your program. Sponsors do have lives; don't be upset if they are not always available. This is the time to reach out to others in the fellowship.

Honesty, commitment, openness and a willingness to take suggestions are important attitudes for a sponsee. Finding a permanent sponsor may take time. Thus, it is suggested that when you enter the program you ask someone who has more sobriety time than you and has completed their First Step for temporary sponsorship.

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

Planting Seeds of Our BIPOC Sexual Liberation and Healing 2021-10-29 - 2021-10-31

The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Retreat Committee is sponsoring a Zoom retreat. This retreat is only for those who are BIPOC. This includes, but is not limited to, SAA members who are African, Caribbean, American Indian or Native American, a First Nation person, Indian, East Asian, Mexican, Hawaiian and other Pacific islanders, or Filipino.
We are welcoming of sex addicts who identify as straight, queer, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, or transgender (of any orientation). We will have:
a variety of workshops
meditation opportunities
speakers
a talent show
rooms that cultivate an enhanced sense of fellowship, who we are, as well as unity in the community.
We are still looking for workshop leaders, meditation leaders, speakers, and tech support volunteers.

Sign up form: https://forms.gle/Y5PsCVzYCG3XPGte9
Contact Name: BIPOC Retreat Committee
Contact Email: saabipocretreat2021@gmail.com

Share your voice and energy on Inclusion and Diversity committee

o At the international level
o Fourth Saturday at 8am PDT
o Contact Bob L (boblisoboard@gmail.com) and/or Chris (chrisf@saa-iso.net)

o At the local level
o Wednesdays at 6pm
Contact Fiona F twelvestepsrule@gmail.com

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