If you have been struggling with sex addiction, the SAA fellowship is one of the best places to get help. You can find meetings in your area and even online!
The Intergroup Services Office (ISO) of SAA serves the member groups, members of the fellowship and outside persons requesting information about or referral to the SAA program of recovery.
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SAA meetings are a great way to meet peers and share experiences about sexual addiction recovery. However, it is important to take precautions when attending online meetings.
The Society’s Meeting Safety Policy is intended to promote a safe, harassment-free conference environment and to protect everyone who attends SAA events. The policy covers meetings, workshops, excursions, receptions, webinars and committee and task force meetings.
Whenever possible, attendees should reach out to SAA’s Ombuds during the Annual Meeting or any other event. These independently-run, confidential advocates can help attendees talk through issues that may be uncomfortable or distressing to them and explore creative solutions that will enable them to stay sober at meetings.
The SAA also has a Reporting and Disclosure process that can be used to identify or report misconduct by an individual. An Attendee can report any behavior or situation that may violate the Code of Conduct, even if the violation occurs at an SAA event or elsewhere and at any time in the past.
While SAA online meetings are an excellent resource for members to connect with peers and learn more about this 12 step recovery program, it’s important to remember that private messaging is easily abused by some members. Inappropriate messages can be triggering for some, and even endanger or reset sobriety.
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Meetings online can be an important way to connect with your SAA community and engage in discussions with others. But the experience can be limited when the technology does not support accessibility for people with disabilities.
When planning your meetings, take into consideration the needs of people who have vision, hearing, mobility or cognitive issues. Whether you’re using screen readers, live captioning, or an accessible platform, your meetings must be planned to accommodate these needs in order to ensure that everyone has the same chance to participate.
Similarly, it’s important to be familiar with the controls and features of any platform used for your meeting so that you can mitigate technical interruptions that can wreak havoc on the attention of attendees. Visit Creating Accessible Synchronized Media Content for more information and tips.
Attendees who feel they are the target of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation in any form are encouraged to report their concerns. If they do, the SAA will take swift action to safeguard the safety of all members and others who participate in SAA events, regardless of age, color, creed, disability, family relationship, gender identity/expression, individual life style, marital status, national origin, physical appearance, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
SAA online meetings are a safe place for members to share their experience and support one another. Meetings are open to everyone who is interested in learning more about SAA and recovering from addictive sexual behavior.
In order to maintain the privacy and security of our membership, we have taken reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect on saa online meetings. For example, we use industry-standard SSL encryption technology and Thawte certificates when collecting or transferring sensitive data.
We also offer members the option to suppress certain personal information, such as their home or business address, from the SAA Membership Directory. This may be useful for members who do not wish to have their name, telephone number, or e-mail address displayed on links to publications they have authored, committees on which they are active, annual meeting session presentations, or workshops for which they are an instructor.