Service is a foundational principle of the Twelve-Step program, and opportunities for service abound at multiple levels.
We serve one another through friendship, sponsorship, and accountability. In this way we help each other recover.
We serve our local groups…
- by making sure we have places to meet that are safe and comfortable
- by stocking program literature and supplies to be readily available for members
- by establishing and maintaining bank accounts, mailing addresses, telephone answering services, and perhaps local websites to make our meetings accessible to the addicts in our community who are still suffering
- by developing outreach programs for our own local area
Service is, indeed, the engine that drives recovery from addiction at all levels within SAA.
"Before coming to Sex Addicts Anonymous, many of us never knew that our problem had a name. All we knew was that we couldn't control our sexual behavior. For us, sex was a consuming way of life. Although the details of our stories were different, our problem was the same. We were addicted to sexual behaviors that we returned to over and over, despite the consequences."