"An SAA group consists of two or more individuals who, using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of SAA, meet regularly for the purpose of recovering from their addictive sexual behavior.
At our meetings, we read SAA literature and share our experience, strength and hope with each other, focusing on how the SAA program of recovery works in our lives." For many of us, our first experience in SAA was attending a meeting.
These people are willing to hear anything you have to share and will honor your trust with complete confidentiality.Those who are open to speaking with a newcomer, on a completely confidential basis, please signal by sending a "*".Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps. Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.Please join me in the Serenity Prayer God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop compulsive sexual behavior. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not give themselves to this simple program of rigorous honesty. Here are the steps we took which are suggested as a program of recovery: Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior - that our lives had become unmanageable.
Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual addiction and dependency. While we all strive for sexual sobriety, its achievement is not a requirement for attendance or participation. Remember that we deal with sexual addiction -- cunning, baffling, powerful! But there is a Higher Power, one who can help if you turn your problems over to His care. Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.As we kept returning to subsequent meetings we found we were learning from others' experience how they had found freedom from the ravages of our addiction.We also began experiencing freedom in our own lives; many of us for the first time!Whom you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here. All of us were new once, and remember the courage it takes to attend a meeting for the first time.