Greater Toronto Area Intergroup of

Sex Addicts Anonymous*

What is SAA?

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Sex Addicts Anonymous, SAA, is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or sexual dependency.

There are no dues or fees for membership.

The only requirement for membership is desire to stop sexual acting out in ways that may be risky to physical health and emotional well being, illegal, painful, costly, jeopardize relationships or employment, or bring shame, guilt, and dishonesty into our lives.

For more information on SAA, we suggest you read the pamphlet entitled "Pathway to Recovery" available for online reading on the website of the International Service Organization of SAA.


COVID-19 MEETINGS UPDATE

Due to COVID-19 outbreak and in adherence with Toronto Public Health recommendations all in person SAA meetings are temporarily suspended:

TORONTO ONLINE MEETINGS

All online (Toronto) meetings are reserved for people who want to stop addictive sexual behaviors or believe they may be a sex addict. Meetings will use the same Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/700847291. You can join the room at any time to test out your setup. The designated host of the meeting will log in approximately 15 min before the normal start time.

MEETING PASSWORD: All meetings have a password. Please ask a fellow member for the password or check Slack. Newcomers, please email torontosaainfo@gmail.com to request the password.

We have an active Slack channel for group discussion, sharing of meeting scripts, and more. If you wish to join, please contact a representative of your local meeting to be added.

Each meeting has a different way to share readings and scripts with members. This will be clarified in the chat box when the meeting starts (e.g. scripts and readings will be provided through a link or on Slack).

Additional Zoom info for dial in:

Meeting ID: 700 847 291
One tap mobile
+14388097799,,700847291# Canada
+15873281099,,700847291# Canada

Dial in (Toronto): +1 647 374 4685

Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fbkG2wB4OQ

If you are joining a meeting by phone please note the following: type *6 to mute/unmute yourself and *9 to "raise hand".

ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS

The basics for members attending a meeting:
  1. Click the link at the meeting time, or use the dial in number
  2. The first time, it will ask to download and install Zoom automatically
  3. Sign in with First Name and Initial
  4. Choose to turn on your camera (or not), click "join with computer audio"
  5. Only unmute when you need to speak
  6. To share, use the "Raise Hand" function and then unmute when called on by the chair
To raise your hand in Zoom, click the "raise hand" button:
Zoom raise hand instructions

ANONYMITY ONLINE

We trust in the group to maintain our principles and not to record or screenshot the meeting in any way. However, members should note that it is possible for any meeting attendee to screenshot the Zoom discussion, and should choose accordingly about enabling their camera, according to their comfort. If you arrive in Zoom and it automatically includes your last name rather than asking you, it can be easily fixed by a) hover over the bottom of the window and select Participants, b) double-click on your name in the participant list, c) update your name. 2. If you phone into the meeting, your phone number will be shown to the participants. If this makes you uncomfortable, download the Zoom app onto your phone and use it to access the meeting.

HAMILTON MEETING ONLINE

The Hamilton group will also meet on Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:00 and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 8:00pm using this link: https://zoom.us/j/2664409044. Meeting ID: 266 440 9044

The line will open approx. 10 mins before each meeting and will stay open for a 10 minutes after the close. This meeting will not be recorded and anyone attending is reminded that confidentiality is key to safety and healing.

One tap mobile
+12045151268,,2664409044# Canada
+14388097799,,2664409044# Canada
Dial in (Toronto): +1 647 374 4685

Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fbkG2wB4OQ


Service

However we do service, we receive much more than we give. First and foremost our experience has shown that working with others safeguards our own abstinence. We keep the priceless gift of our own sexual sobriety by being of service to other sex addicts. We receive many other gifts as well. We break out of the isolation and self-centeredness of our addiction. We grow as we practice generosity, empathy, and humility. We forge new bonds with others that nourish and sustain us. We experience the joy and satisfaction of giving something of ourselves to a larger cause. - Step 12. SAA Basic Text