Who can attend a meeting?
Any adult who believes they have, or might have, a problem with addictive sexual behavior may attend an SAA meeting, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation (or lack thereof) or any other factor. Please note that certain meetings are designated men's, women's, or mixed. Please check the meetings schedule to determine which meeting is best for you.

Who can NOT attend a meeting?
Anyone who does not have a problem with addictive sexual behavior may NOT attend an SAA meeting.  This includes:

  • Persons doing research for class projects
  • Persons affected by their loved ones’ or family members’ addictive sexual behavior
  • Curiosity seekers
  • Persons looking for sexual partners
  • Persons checking it out for a friend
  • Helping professionals doing research on behalf of their clients, journalists, and researchers in the field of sexual addiction
  • Minors


Are there any requirements for attending meetings?

  • The only requirement is the desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.


My spouse/partner has a problem with sex addiction.  

Can I attend a meeting?

  • With the exception of Sunday HIR meetings, SAA meetings are exclusively for people who have a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.  Persons affected by their loved ones’ or family members’ addictive sexual behavior are encouraged to visit the SAA International web site, or investigate other organizations such as the COSA or POSA fellowships.


What is a closed meeting?
A closed meeting is exclusively for adult people who have a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.  Helping professionals doing research on behalf of their clients, journalists, and researchers in the field of sexual addiction can not attend meetings.  Instead, please refer to the information on the For the Media link on the SAA International web site.

What does it cost to join SAA?

  • There are no fees or dues. Local groups are self-supporting from voluntary contributions of their members. Please click here to learn more about the 7th Tradition of SAA.


How do I know whether the program is right for me?
If you feel powerless to curtail or stop the unhealthy behavior and you feel it is causing or may cause serious problems for your health, job, relationships, finances or any other aspect of your life, you might benefit from the program. We offer a free self-evaluation you can take on the Newcomer page as well. 

I think I have a sex addiction problem. What meeting should I attend?

  • You can attend any in the North Bay area. Each will have newcomer materials and a secretary you can speak with about the program.


How do I find a meeting in the North Bay area?


Are there any online meetings that I can attend if I am traveling and out-of-town?

  • Yes, electronic meetings available through the ISO of SAA

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