Meetings

What is a Meeting?

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. SAA meetings are free and are run by its members.

There are no professional or outside facilitators. We listen respectfully to what others have to say and share our experience as it seems appropriate. We use the words "I" and "for me" instead of "you" when sharing about our recovery. We do not interrupt or give advice unless asked. We address our sharing to the whole group, not to one or more individuals. A meeting is not a place to meet sexual partners, nor is it group therapy. We try not to use offensive language, or descriptions that are too explicit.

Because of the nature of our addiction, we are careful about touching or giving hugs to others in the fellowship without permission. Our focus remains on the solution, rather than the problem. We strive to practice anonymity and confidentiality, so that the meeting will be a safe place. We generally use only our first names in the group, to help ensure anonymity. Who we meet or what is said in a meeting is treated as confidential and is not discussed with non-group members.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, pages 10-12

Meeting Lists

Southern Arizona Meeting List   
(including Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Yuma)

Phoenix Area Meeting List

National/International Meeting List

Electronic Meeting List   |   SAA Talk   |   Find a Meeting
Electronic meetings are held for those who are unable to attend regular face-to-face meetings and members who find they compliment their meeting attendance.

There are over 100 meetings listed. Some have a much more specific focus than you find in local meetings. Some are categorized as Mixed, Men, Women, GLBT, Open or Other. Others are language-specific: Español, Svenska or Russian (except Russian is written in Russian characters that won't display here).

SAA Talk is an online community with lots of other information. Take a look at the pages for "Our stories" and "Resources".