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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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

Share your voice and energy on Inclusion and Diversity committee

o At the international level
o Saturday January 23rd at 8am
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

Feb. 6th at 6 PM Bay Area SAA & COSA Quarterly Speakers Meeting

This collaborative event will happen once every three months and will feature a speaker from both SAA & COSA, just like at the International Convention. There will be time for shares after each speaker.
Anyone is welcome to attend this open meeting, including partners/spouses and adult family members. Zoom information is below:
Meeting ID: 837 2934 5573
Phone: 669-900-9128
Contact for password Michael N. at (203) 414-0103

New Log-in Credentials for 11th Step Weekday Morning Meditation

Beginning Tuesday January 19th.
7:30 to 8 AM; Dial: 669 900 6833; Meeting ID: 890 7132 6209#
For password call +1 (909) 576-8017.

New/Old meeting revamped

Evidently the Happy Destiny Wednesday 1:10 PM (Open/Mixed) Meeting could not be accessed--until now! The question is whether it could be re-populated. One offer for Secretary has been received. password=Wednesday

San Jose

Jon M is interested in finding members in the San Jose area to meet in-person (socially distanced, outdoors). Please contact Jon M 929-777-0408 for more information.

Hybrid Meetings?

Are you holding a successful hybrid meeting (in person and virtual)? If so Bay Area Intergroup is looking to hear about best practices for this through a panel on how to hold a successful hybrid meeting. Please contact info@bayareasaa.org.

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