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Many Bay Area meetings are conducted in person (face to face) while others are using online and phone conference services to participate in the fellowship.
You may also consider attending national or international SA phone meetings (click here for a link to the phone meeting website) to maintain your connection with members of the fellowship beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. Your ongoing participation in the fellowship helps you and others.
Meeting Information Request Response Time
When requesting meeting information for a listed and specified local meeting in the Bay Area, please understand that your request will likely require at least a full 24 hours before receiving a timely response from our very limited team of website volunteers; conversely, do not expect a prompt response just prior to (within hours of) the specified meeting actually occurring. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Newcomers are welcome at all meetings. Some meetings offer Newcomer Info sessions before the regular meeting. These allow individuals interested in joining SA to hear about the program and ask questions about the program, the meeting, or SA. If you have questions or want more information about attending your first SA meeting, email email@example.com and a member volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible.
Unless indicated, all meetings are CLOSED, reserved for SA members only. The only requirement for SA membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. Please be sensitive regarding what you wear to SA meetings as graphics, revealing clothing, or political slogans may be triggering or intimidating to other members.
SA Approved Literature
At SA meetings members use literature that is approved by SA International (SAICO). Many titles are available for download online. Visit the sa.org literature web page at https://www.sa.org/literature for more information.
The Northern California SA Intergroup (NCSAI) meets monthly to conduct a business meeting. In addition, the intergroup hosts a monthly speaker meeting. Contact your group’s General Service Representative for more information.
2024 Fall Unity Retreat
Click here for more information about 2024 Northern California Members’ Unity Fall Retreat, organized by NCMUR, a committee formed from a consortium of Northern California SA Intergroups and interested members from other Intergroups. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the annual members’ retreat and we are looking forward to another safe gathering of members (male and female) of our SA fellowship for a weekend in the Santa Cruz County foothills.
Statement of Principle
We have a solution. We don’t claim it’s for everybody, but for us, it works. If you identify with us and think you may share our problem, we’d like to share our solution with you (Sexaholics Anonymous, 2).
In defining sobriety, we do not speak for those outside Sexaholics Anonymous. We can only speak for ourselves. Thus, for the married sexaholic, sexual sobriety means having no form of sex with self or with persons other than the spouse. In SA’s sobriety definition, the term “spouse” refers to one’s partner in a marriage between a man and a woman. For the unmarried sexaholic, sexual sobriety means freedom from sex of any kind. And for all of us, single and married alike, sexual sobriety also includes progressive victory over lust (Sexaholics Anonymous 191-192).
Passed by the General Delegate Assembly February 2010
The only requirement for SA membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober according to the SA sobriety definition.
Any two or more sexaholics gathered together for SA sobriety according to the SA sobriety definition may call themselves a SA group.
Meetings that do not adhere to and follow Sexaholics Anonymous’ sobriety statement as set forth in the foregoing Statement of Principle adopted by the General Delegate Assembly in 2010 are not SA meetings and shall not call themselves SA meetings.
Addendum to the Statement of Principle passed by the General Delegate Assembly on July 2016.
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“Keep coming back; it works…
if you work it, so work it ’cause you’re worth it!”
Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Sexaholics Anonymous. SA is a program of recovery for those who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. To help you decide if you have a problem with lust and sexually self-destructive behavior, you may wish to read this page from our international website. You may also obtain information on how to purchase literature at the Northern California SA Intergroup site.
Here you will find locations for Information Meetings in the greater Northern California area (excluding the greater Sacramento and Central Valley areas). Print out a meeting directory and keep a copy with you. Before joining a group, prospective members are suggested to first attend an Information Meeting if possible. However, always remember that newcomers are welcome to any and all meetings.
About Sexaholics Anonymous
Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. SA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety. Sexaholics Anonymous is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and received permission from AA to use its Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1979.