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

DAVIES BONFIRE October 17th

Davies Tuesday 6:30 meeting is organizing the 2nd annual Bonfire with show tunes!! 10/17 from 8 -10 pm at Ocean Beach across from Beach Chalet Restaurant. Bring your music and sing by a blazing fire. Lots of Fun! Contact: Barbara Nysfbv@gmail.com Or call Daryl W at 415-533-5057

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For the outer circle newsletter 'Out of the Fog' Please phone (415) 456-1063.

The Bay Area SAA fellowship is working hard to support the International Convention

It will be THREE days of recovery (speakers, workshops, meetings).
To support the convention, keep registration costs low, and make it an excellent experience for us, we collectively need to provide service and financial support for the Convention. The Convention Committee and Intergroup are asking each meeting to please 'pass the hat' one extra time each month from now through May 2018. Thanks to all who have provide support already: we have raised over $10,000 but we need to raise more.

Some of our fellows have offered $3,500 in matching grants that will be contributed if we reach at least $3500 through this fundraising effort. That money will be contributed to this Convention Fundraising effort if our meetings can collect at least that amount by the end of May 2018. Please help. Any amount is acceptable, $2 is suggested. We hope all meetings will cooperate with this important effort: it has been a vital part of the fundraising for recent SAA conventions.

Please send proceeds in an envelope addressed to 'Convention' c/o Howard C, 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010. Checks should be made out to ISO of SAA with a note 'Convention'. Please send a check (or if you prefer, you can give cash to Howard C). Please send a check in December and in April if possible so we know how we are doing!

If you would like to help by making a 'matching grant' commitment, please contact Howard C at jhowardc@outlook.com

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