Types of meetings

There are different types of meetings such as speaker meetings or check-in. There are also special focus eg women or intimacy avoidance. Explore them and decide which type works for you.

Meetings are listed on these websites:

“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.”

Sex Addicts Anonymous, page 10

The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior

SAA Tradition Three

“Dear Grace” articles

Belonging when you don’t hear stories like your own, page 6 in The Outer Circle for March – April, 2021

Dealing with Triggering Stories, page 12, in The Outer Circle for March – April, 2016

It’s Time for Women to Claim Their Seat in SAA page 12, in The Outer Circle for May – June, 2016

Evah’s Story

Evah writes about finding women-only meetings. (From the Outer Circle – March – April 2022 on pages 6-7 in the “Dear Grace Column”

Open meetings – open to guests and visitors

An open meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend. This may include family members, healthcare professionals and anyone who has an interest in Sex Addicts Anonymous

Local open meetings

There are hundreds of local Open Meetings (usually, local, or face-to-face, but electronic as well) listed by the SAA Meetings page.

Local meetings can be found on the SAA International Service Organization Meetings webpage

See the image below for how to set the filter to locate Open meetings:

  1. Under Access, set “Open to visitors”;
  2. Choose the meeting Makeup (“All”, “Mixed”, “Men” or “Women”);
  3. Choose your Language;
  4. Enter your approximate location;
  5. Click Search.

Online and phone open meetings

The Telemeeting Intergroup lists electronic meetings (“Telemeetings”) only, that are “Open”; go to SAAtalk.infoclick on Find a Telemeeting, and set Attendance to “Open.”

Here is a recent list of these meetings; click on the meeting name for your local time, and meeting details:

Name, Day
Half Hour of Power(lessness) – 11th Step Meditation Sunday
Half Hour of Power(lessness) – 11th Step Meditation Monday
Intimacy in Partnership Tuesday
Half Hour of Power(lessness) – 11th Step Meditation Tuesday
Global SAA Telemeetings Tuesday
WedBBStudy Wednesday
Open Intimacy & Sexual Avoidance Wednesday
Half Hour of Power(lessness) – 11th Step Meditation Wednesday
Open Intimacy & Sexual Avoidance Wednesday
Primary Purpose Big Book Study Group Wednesday
Open Intimacy & Sexual Avoidance Thursday
Half Hour of Power(lessness) – 11th Step Meditation Thursday
SAAPPG Big Book Study Thursday PM Thursday
In The Rooms Friday Night 8 pm Meeting Friday
Open Intimacy & Sexual Avoidance Saturday

Speaker Saapp Saturday Night Saturday

Closed meetings

A closed meeting is restricted to those who have a desire to stop their addictive sexual behaviours.

Mixed Meetings (for all genders)

Mixed meetings are for all genders. Most meetings are mixed meetings.

Meetings listed as “mixed” may only have men attending, although they welcome all genders.

If a man is uncomfortable with a woman attending a meeting (sometimes blaming their wife or partner) they will be directed to Men’s Only meetings.

Online or phone meetings

These meetings are primarily listed in two places:

Local (in-person) meetings

Local in-person meetings are listed on SAA-recovery.org

There may be more meetings listed on local Intergroup websites. (These meetings will show on saa-recovery.org once they have been registered.

Marathon holiday meetings

The Telemeeting Intergroup lists Marathon Holiday Meetings and Fellowship SAA Events.

Recently, the ISA Intergroup has hosted 10-hour OPEN (members and guests) meetings for:

  • New Years Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day (U.S.)
  • Thanksgiving (American)
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Eve

Intimacy and sexual avoidance [ISA] meeting

The Telemeeting Intergroup [TIG] includes a list of ISA meetings under Resources.

Information on all meetings:

  • email: grace@saa-women.org, (for women only)
  • The SAA International Service Organization [ISO] office is based in Houston, Texas.
  • Phone 1.800.477.8191 (US/Canada) or 1-713-869-4902, during office hours [10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT/US]
  • Email info@saa-recovery.org
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