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What is Sex Addiction?

Sex Addiction can involve a wide variety of practices. Sometimes an addict has trouble with just one unwanted behavior, sometimes with many. A large number of sex addicts say their unhealthy use of sex has been a progressive process. It may have started with an addiction to masturbation, pornography (either printed or electronic), or a relationship, but over the years progressed to increasingly dangerous behaviors.

The essence of all addiction is the addicts' experience of powerlessness over a compulsive behavior, resulting in their lives becoming unmanageable. The addict is out of control and experiences tremendous shame, pain and self-loathing. The addict may wish to stop --- yet repeatedly fails to do so. The unmanageability of addicts' lives can be seen in the consequences they suffer: losing relationships, difficulties with work, arrests, financial troubles, a loss of interest in things not sexual, low self-esteem and despair.

Sexual preoccupation takes up tremendous amounts of energy. As this increases for the sex addict, a pattern of behavior (or rituals) follows, which usually leads to acting out (for some it is flirting, searching the net for pornography, or driving to the park.) When the acting out happens, there is a denial of feelings usually followed by despair and shame or a feeling of hopelessness and confusion.

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Bay Area SAA Announcements

The Retreat!

The annual SAA retreat will be held Friday, March 16, 2017 to Sunday March 18th, 2018 at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma. The retreat offers workshops, meetings, fellowship, fun, and the opportunity to strengthen and deepen your sobriety. PLEASE SEE Events PAGE!

New meeting time for 6:30 Tues SF meeting

Same location at Davies, but to meet at 6 PM.

New location and time for Sat. AFTERNOON SF meeting

Beginning Jan. 6, 2018, the 5:30 Saturday meeting at Davies will move to the Gratitude Center located at 1320 7th Avenue--up stairs, in back on the left. Other meetings may be going on in main space. Start is 5:15 PM.

WARNING about meeting lists!

Intergroup is clarifying your SAA Meetings Lists. To keep your meeting on all Bay Area lists - by 31 January 2018. You must notify Intergroup your meeting actually exists. Otherwise, goodbye! Report to:: brian195410@gmail.com

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