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

Support Group for Sponsors

Meetings are on Saturdays: June 4, August 6, October 1, December 3 at Trinity Presbyterian Church • 3151 Union Ave • San Jose (9:45am - 10:45am). Contact (text): Bill N (408) 568-9702

Musical Outer Circle event

Sat afternoon July 23, 2022 @ Tom F.’s home in Palo Alto If you would like to play or just listen contact Tom or Jason for details and location. Tom F 650-793-1244 Jason T 408-300-8536

Meeting splits into in-person and online 3rd of June

The LGBTQ+ Freedom Friday meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous will resume in-person meetings on Friday, June 3. The meetings will return to the Castro Community Room at 501 Castro Street in San Francisco, on the second floor above the former Sunglass Hut. It will continue to be an open meeting. All are welcome. The virtual version of this meeting will continue to occur on Zoom at the same time."

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