Bay Area SAA Recovery Resources

The Twelve Steps of SAA

  1. We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior - that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other sex addicts and to practice these principles in our lives.
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The Twelve Traditions of SAA

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon SAA unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or SAA as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the sex addict who still suffers.
  6. An SAA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SAA name to any related facility or outside enterprise lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Sex Addicts Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. SAA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Sex Addicts Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the SAA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Adapted from "Alcoholics Anonymous," Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., Third Edition. © ISO of SAA, Inc.

 

 

Bay Area SAA Contact Us

(415) 456-1063
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
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Women Seeking Recovery: women@bayareasaa.org
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Workshop!

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 jhowardc@outlook.com.

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 jhowardc@outlook.com or Bob L at chicadad@gmail.com

Outer Circle Events!

Each meeting is encouraged to organize and sponsor outer circle events. Contact Sam Z. (samzabor@yahoo.com) 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 Retreat!

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 brian195410@gmail.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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