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October 17

“Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or SAA as a whole.”

Sex Addicts Anonymous, page 77

Each meeting that I attend is self-governing, with different formats, different readings, and different methods of sharing. Each meeting, however, is distinctly identifiable as an SAA meeting, clearly following the SAA Steps and Traditions.

Since we have the autonomy to develop our meetings in different ways, each group can meet the individual and collective needs of its members. As I attend various groups, I marvel at how the variety of formats can still maximize the recovery goals of each member within the greater framework of SAA. My home group is my basic vehicle for recovery, along with working the Steps with my sponsor and sponsees. As long as we retain our adherence to the spiritual principles of the recovery program, each member will find an appropriate recovery path.

Within the spiritual principles of the SAA Steps and Traditions, I thank God for providing me a multitude of formats to achieve my own sexual sobriety and to carry the message to other suffering sex addicts.