Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Month 1 of 12 - Step 1 of 12


We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior - that our lives had become unmanageable.


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Outer Circle Activity

Are you a sex addict? Ready?

  1. Loss of Control – doing more specific behaviors than you intend or want.
  2. Compulsive Behavior – a pattern of out of control behavior over a period of time.
  3. Efforts to Stop – repeated, specific attempts to stop the behavior, which fail.
  4. Loss of Time – significant amounts of time lost doing and/or recovering from the behavior.
  5. Preoccupation – obsessing about or obsessing because of the behavior.
  6. Inability to Fulfill Obligations – the behavior interferes with your roles at work, at school, with family, and/or with friends.
  7. Continuation Despite Consequences – failure to stop the behavior even though you have problems because of it (social, legal, financial, and/or physical).
  8. Escalation – the need to make the behavior more intense, more frequent, and/or more risky over time.
  9. Losses – losing, limiting, or sacrificing valued parts of life because of the behaviors (hobbies, family, relationships, and/or work).
  10. Withdrawal – stopping the behavior causes considerable distress, anxiety, restlessness, irritability, and/or physical discomfort.

 

IF you can be honest and stay honest with your answers....

THEN this SAST (Sex Addiction Self-Assessment Test) may help you learn.
 

Monday, 8 January 2018

Pg 24 Green Book

On Monday January 15th the SAA Montreal group will begin its part 1 of the meeting with Pg 24 Green Book


Friday, 5 January 2018

ANONYMOUS

Actions
Not
Our
Names
Yield
Maintenance
Of
Unity &
Service


January - good start - good heart - Step 1

Happy New Year SAA Montreal Fellowship.
WHAT a great time to find a witness/friend/sponsor/fellow for to read, accept, assent and complete Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behaviour that our lives had become unmanageable.

With respect & gratitude to AA for its trailblazing, below is for sex addicts or would-be's  





Sunday, 17 December 2017

May we meet...

May we meet "on the path to happy destiny,"
see the steps,
and take them.
1 at a time

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

IF it is not obvious, read the signs...

Look up. See the signs, that is, if you don't already know.
BE WARY of... THE...


YOU KNOW what it means.
IF you don't, go you soon to a MEETING

Saturday, 9 December 2017

From 2012 SAAMontreal website - still true in 2017... 2018

Sex Addicts Anonymous, 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 dependency.

The best way to reach someone is to speak to them on a common level The members of S.A.A. are all recovering addicts who maintain their individual sobriety by working with others. We come from various social, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, but what we have in common is addiction.

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

Anyone who has a desire to stop their addictive sexual behavior is welcome.

There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self supporting through our own contributions.

We do ask for voluntary contributions at meetings to cover expenses such as coffee, rent, literature and services to help those who are still suffering. However, newcomers need not feel obligated to contribute. We do not accept donations from organizations or individuals outside the fellowship.

We are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution.

In order to maintain our integrity and avoid any possible complications, we are not affiliated with any outside organization. Although S. A. A. is a spiritual program, we do not align ourselves with any religion. Our members are free to define their spirituality as they see fit. Our individual members may have opinions of their own, but S. A. A. as a whole has no opinion on outside issues. We are not affiliated with any rehabs, recovery houses or hospitals, but many do refer their patients to Sex Addicts Anonymous to maintain their sobriety.

Our primary purpose is to stop our addictive sexual behavior and to help others recover from their sexual addiction.

The only purpose of Sex Addicts Anonymous is to offer recovery to individuals who are suffering from this addiction. Our experience has shown that the most effective way to attain and maintain sobriety is to work with others suffering from the same malady.

Try ... or do...

try not to place conditions on your sobriety--twelve steps solgans-- "
Or...
"Do not place..." 


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Please read - a time change re: Wednesday SAA meeting

The time change will commence on December 6.
The change is that the meeting will run from 7 to 8 p.m.
Come as you are.

"Meeting makers make it"

Please read... it's a time change re: Wednesday meeting

BEGINNING, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017...
The SAA Wednesday meeting time shall now be from 7 to 8 PM.

R E P E A T I N G...

The SAA Wednesday meeting time shall now be from 7 to 8 PM
BEGINNING, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017.
Thank you.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Whether you are a ... or a ... you are welcome

You needn't worry if you initially feel different, that is, if you are not sure if you are 




an "elefly" "butterphant"  - You are welcome if you qualify.

First-timer? See...




Monday, 13 November 2017

One day Monday...

One day upon the internet some stairs I chanced to see
And lo beyond the first one there was obvious for me,
To take the step? To not? Oh me! The answer came so clear,
There they were. right then, right there. Aware, I faced my fear.



Friday, 10 November 2017

The 4 Whats

The 4 WHATs

WHAT:

1. __ step am I on?  

2. __ am I doing about it? 

3. __ am I grateful for? 

4. __ don't I want to share?


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Why recovery?

Why recovery? Who? Me? Can a conversation take place? Measure your comments with honesty.

To write anonymously, seek dropdown box choose "Anonymous."


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Friday NOON meeting STW Locarion change

Alert. The Friday 13 October noon meeting at share the warmth will be held but not in the office closed room that day only.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

What is your recovery math...

Just by way of looking relatively at time...

IF a person in recovery does one action of recovery a 1.5 hour meeting
AND the total number of hours in a seven-day week is 168,
the "recovery math" is 1.5 / 168 or ... 0.008928571429

What actions do you take? The answer is not for anyone but you.

A Man in Recovery

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Recovering - by the numbers

By the Numbers:

"Lots of folks say 'I am one...' this or that. That's cool. Let's not forget zero. It's too often ignored. I"m a zero - that's respectable."

Monday, 21 August 2017

Me? Steps? What?

Take this with a grain of ...

Safe
Accessibility to
Life's
Teachings

A grateful recovering sex addict




Monday, 17 July 2017

Love is who? what? when? where?

"That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession."