Please note - some of the materials listed below are not affiliated with SAA, nor approved SAA reading materials but have been listed as additional resources that some of us have found useful in our journey of recovery.

Print Materials (PDF's)

  • North Bay Meeting List
  • 12 Steps of SAA
  • Out Of The Shadows (by Patrick Carnes, PhD)
    Many new comers get their introduction to SAA in this book which can be purchased from many bookstores and online booksellers, and should be available in most public libraries.

Audio Resources

Online Resources

Hazelden Devotionals & Readings

Suggested Reading


Additional Materials

Sex Addicts Anonymous (‘Green Book’)
This is our equivalent to the Alcoholics Anonymous ‘Blue Book’. It can be purchased from some bookstores and online booksellers, and is typically offered in local meetings through the literature rep. The book can also be purchased from the ISO of SAA in multiple formats and languages, or available for free online here.

Information and Pamphlets
The ISO of SAA publishes all official SAA literature. Their pamphlets and booklets introduce the key concepts of recovery in SAA.

Help For Partners, Family & Friends
The concepts of 12-step recovery apply not only to addicts, but also to those that have suffered from a sex addict’s behavior. Local groups such as COSA, POSA and S-Anon offer recovery to those who have been affected by someone else’s sexual behavior. SAA is not affiliated with COSA, POSA, S-Anon, or any other fellowship.