What is SAA?

Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.

The Third Tradition of SAA states: Membership is open to all who have a desire to stop addictive sexual behaviour. There is no other requirement. SAA is open to all people regardless of age, race, religion, and gender or sexual preference.

Our common goal are to become sexually healthy and to help other sex addicts achieve freedom from compulsive sexual behaviour.

SAA is supported through voluntary contributions from members. We are not affiliated with any other Twelve Step program, nor are we part of any other organisation. We do not support, endorse or oppose outside causes or issues.

Sex Addicts Anonymous is a spiritual program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are grateful to A.A. for this gift which makes our recovery possible.

Sex Addicts Anonymous recognises that peoples' needs are different and thus individual recovery programmes are different. SAA empowers individuals to choose and create a program that will lead to a self affirming expression of sexuality. The core of our program is the Twelve Steps which come from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Reprinted from the pamphlet "Getting Started in Sex Addicts Anonymous" © ISO of SAA, Inc.