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) 863-0788
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Annual Camping Trip Sept. 6, 7, 8th

For details, please click on "Events" at top of this page. Maximum 25 campers!

Is Your Other Meeting Missing Out On Announcements?

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Upcoming Event

Recovery Day In Half Moon Bay for members of any S fellowship and their families. At Poplar Beach, Sunday September 29, 10 am - 6 pm. Bring your lunch and beach supplies, no alcohol but tasty snacks are encouraged. More details here: https://recovery-day-in-half-moon-bay6.webnode.com

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LGBT Outreach Is Looking For Members. Want to help? Contact ​glbt@saa-recovery.org

The SAA Women's Intergroup Welcomes Your Support!

SAA members of any gender can join the monthly business meetings or donate by sending a check to SAA Women's Intergroup, P.O. Box 2901, Issaquah, WA, 98027 or using PayPal to give to saawomensig@gmail.com

Women's sponsor-sponsee connection meeting

- For women seeking sponsors or sponsees. Held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm Central. Contact the SAA Women's Intergroup for more information: saawomensig@gmail.com

"We Are Priceless": For Sex Workers past and present

Supporting people who are or have been in the sex industry & want to recover from sex addiction. Location: Online - ZOOM video and call in for audio only. Day: Weekly Looking for allies in SAA members who are available to sponsor, with 2 or more years of sobriety from sex addiction and have completed the 12 Steps of SAA with a sponsor. For safety, interested members are requested to email saa.xsw@gmail.com for more info.

New meeting

Cis/Trans Women and Non-Binary - Kindness in Recovery. Location: Pacific Center, 2714 Telegraph Ave. (Berkeley) Day: Friday Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audio Version of the SAA Green Book Now Available!

The audiobook version of Sex Addict's Anonymous Green Book is now available for purchase on Google Play Books and Apple Books with either a woman or man's voice. It is available through Audible with only the man's voice reading it. They are hoping they'll get the woman's voice version on Audible soon.

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