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
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Exploring Inclusion and Diversity in SAA January 29th at 8 AM PST

This will be a half day event to explore and celebrate diversity and inclusion in SAA. The day will include speaker meetings, a workshop, discussion in breakout rooms and time for reflection. To get involved and offer service at this event or to find out more information, including the PASSWORD, contact: idc@saa-recovery.org.
4-8.30pm UTC 10 am-2.30pm CT.
Meeting ID: 809 198 3822.

Bay Area SAA & COSA Quarterly Speakers Meeting

The first quarterly Speakers Meeting for SAA & COSA of this year will be Saturday, February 5th at 5:30 PST! We have two wonderful speakers, Bennett D (SAA) from Oakland and Brian T (COSA) from the Bay Area who will share their experience, strength and hope with us.
Join Meeting here
Meeting ID: 837 2934 5573
Contact for more info Michael N. at MPN121@gmail.com

"Working the Steps"

Workshop starts on zoom Saturday January 8, 2022 at 7:15-8:15am P.S.T. Here is the invite: https://bit.ly/2022SAAWorkshopInvite

SAA Outreach

SAA has 2140 meetings in over 80 official SAA areas throughout the world. Help carry the message FURTHER to ALL Sex Addicts that still suffer.

The Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) helps deepen our understanding of inclusion, diversity and recovery in our fellowship.

Serve our fellowship with your skills. • Current talents needed:
◦ Translating literature into Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Hindi. And other major languages needed, Farsi, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Filipino/Tagalog
◦ Basic video editing and Zoom proficiency for upcoming events.

To get involved, contact Fiona at twelvestepsrule@gmail.com or Rey at rey_g@sputnik57.com.
Ask to be added to the IDC email list at info@saa-recovery.org.

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