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

SAA Phone Forums on Best Practices

Monthly calls 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5-6 pm Pacific Time. Contact: info@saa-recovery.org. for call-in information.
The next forum is on: April 8th, 2020: Service Resumes and the Nominating Committee---requirements for international service and how you can participate • May 13th, 2020: Prisoner Outreach and how members can be involved.

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Online meetings require a contact to share the log-in details for video sharing. But we don't have all of the meeting contacts. Please find your meeting in the list and check. Contact by email: bayareasaaonline@gmail.com.

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Elect Group Service Representatives (GSR) For Your Meeting

What is a GSR? GSR’s meet at least once a year, with the other GSR’s in their Area to discuss items to be voted on for the annual conference. Each Area sends a GSR to represent them at the meeting. Each meeting should have a registered a primary and alternate GSR with the ISO. The bay area has 3 Areas (South Bay, SF/Marin and East Bay). That means the bay area will be represented by 3 GSRs.

The general information required for the ISO office form is: Group Code (can be provided by the ISO Office), Group Name, Meeting Day/Time, Meeting Street Address, Meeting City/State/ZIP, GSR name, GSR contact information, Alternate GSR name & information. Email the information to: brian195410@gmail.com.

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