Bay Area SAA Welcome
- Next Meetings
- Thu. 4AM • Rise-N-Shine 12 Step Big Book Study
- Thu. 7AM • San Francisco • Green Book/12-Step Study
- Thu. 7AM • San Rafael • SAA Primary Purpose Meeting
- Thu. 9AM • Mixed Open Step Study
- Thu. 9AM • Original Thursday Morning Women's TeleMeeting
- Thu. 10AM • Thursday Conquering Fear of Intimacy Women's Meeting
- Thu. 12:10PM • San Francisco • Step Study (Green Book)
- Thu. 3PM • Solo por hoy Skype reunion
- Thu. 4PM • Thursday Night Practicing The Principles
- Thu. 4:30PM • 12-Step Big Book Study
- Thu. 5PM • Men's Answers in the Heart
- Thu. 5PM • Voice Computer SAA Meeting Thursday
- Thu. 5:30PM • Santa Rosa • Tools of Recovery
- Thu. 6PM • Original Thursday Evening Women's TeleMeeting
- Thu. 6PM • Thursday Book Study
- Thu. 6PM • Thursday New Choice Women's Meeting
- Thu. 6:30PM • Vacaville • Vacaville Meeting
- Thu. 6:30PM • Napa • Napa Green Book Study
- Thu. 7PM • San Francisco • Exploring Your Outer Circle
- Thu. 7PM • Santa Rosa • Step Study/Speaker
- More Meetings…
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.© ISO of SAA, Inc.
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Intergroup will be sponsoring a workshop to discuss how we can make our meetings feel safe and inclusive for all men and women. The workshop will feature Elizabeth from the Tucson fellowship, (she has been a keynote speaker at the Convention) There will be a panel discussion as well as a workshop, and free lunch. All are encouraged to attend. Look for flyers. Get more info by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers at March Retreat
To support the 2018 SAA Convention, volunteers are needed to devote an hour or two to pass out raffle tickets and collect the payment for them at the Retreat during a lunch or dinner. A few volunteers are also needed to staff a table at registration. It doesn't take much time, is a good service opportunity and a great way to meet others in the Fellowship. Please contact Howard C at email@example.com
Outer Circle Events!
Each meeting is encouraged to organize and sponsor outer circle events. Contact Sam Z. (firstname.lastname@example.org) to announce your event.
New Meeting in San Mateo
Tuesdays 7:00 PM at the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Please note that the church would like us to refer to the meeting as a "support" group when we are at the church. Signs to direct you to the room will refer to the "support group meeting". The church address follows. Please enter through the back of the church, at the Office entrance, which is accessed from Catalpa street, where there is also a church parking lot.
Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401. (Access to the office entrance is from Catalpa Ave. Catalpa is a block north of Tilton.
The annual SAA retreat will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 to Sunday March 19th, 2017 at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma. The retreat offers workshops, meetings, fellowship, fun, and the opportunity to strengthen and deepen your sobriety.
Please register by March 1 to enable the planning committee to provide the necessary lodging and meal counts to the Walker Creek staff. If you are unable to attend the retreat for the entire weekend, please feel free to come for a day or for as much time as you are able. The retreat is a truly unique and special experience; just ask your fellows who have been in the past. Please look for flyers or click on Events page.
Intergroup Meeting Location
Intergroup is considering whether to move its meeting location to the South Bay for a period of time. We would appreciate your input on this topic. Please contact Brian R at Email email@example.com with any input you may have.
Thursday Night Speaker Series in Los Altos
Special Speaker Series: the Thursday Night One Day at a Time Meeting is hosting a speaker series featuring women of SAA sharing their experience, strength and hope for 20 minutes. The Speaker meetings will be on the second Thursday of each month through March. Please join each month for this unique opportunity. Thursday night 7:30 p.m. meeting in Los Altos
Guided Silent Meditation Walk
May 4th, 8 AM following the SF 7AM Thursday Steps Meeting. To City view destination to be announced.
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