Meetings at San Jose SAA

"Meetings are the heart of the SAA fellowship. At meetings we emerge from our shame, secrecy, and fear, into a community of people who share the common goal of freedom from sex addiction. They give us the opportunity to talk about our lives and our addiction with other sex addict, people who have had similar experiences and understand the problems we face.

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 run by members. There are no professional or outside facilitators. We meet as equals: sex addicts helping one another to achieve sexual sobriety and to practice a new way of life."

Closed vs Open Meetings:

"Because of the sensitive nature of sexual addiction, many of our groups are 'closed', meaning that only those with a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior may attend. Anyone else interested in finding out more about SAA may attend 'open' meetings"

- Sex Addicts Anonymous pages 10-11