Frequently Asked Questions
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What will be expected of me when I attend the first meeting?
Nothing. You are not required to share anything at the meeting, with the exception of your first name. If you don't feel comfortable sharing in the meeting, it's ok.
Is the program of Sex Addicts Anonymous religious?
No. The program is a spiritual program, not a religious program. Our meetings are commonly held in churches only because they provide a meeting room for us.
Is there anything I should do before attending my first meeting?
It is suggested that you call 1-877-988-1166 and connect with a member from our group. We want to ensure that you find the meeting room and that you are welcomed by a member of the group.
What if I am recognized or I recognize someone in a meeting?
The programs has the name "Sex Addicts Anonymous" for a reason. Who we see in a meeting and what is discussed in a meeting, stays in the meeting.
Does Sex Addicts Anonymous have a book?
Yes. The book is titled "Sex Addicts Anonymous" and can be purchased at the meeting or online.
What is the meeting format?
Most meetings are discussion meetings. The chairperson or a group member picks a topic then that topic is discussed.
How long will I need to attend meetings?
It is recommended that you attend six meetings to decide if the program is for you.
What does the program cost?
Nothing. We do pass a basket around at the end of the meeting for donations, but that is voluntary. The money is used for room rent, coffee and literature. We ask newcomers not to contribute at the first meeting.
Will there be the opposite sex at the meeting?
All meetings are men's meetings except the Friday night Destin meeting. That meeting is a mixed meeting which means that both men and women can attend. In the future, we would like to have a ladies only meeting.
What if the discuss in the meeting "Triggers" me?
At the beginning of each meeting we read "Meeting Boundaries" which outlines the rules for the discussion portion of the meeting. We do not discuss our behaviours in detail and if a member of the group feels "triggered" he/she can raise their hand.
How do I know if I am a sex addict?
Sex addiction is a disease of obsession and compulsion with sex. Many of us have been preoccupied with sex to the point of compromising other areas of our lives. We recommend you make an appointment with a local CSAT therapist and attend a meeting to see if it's right for you.
Another option is to take the twelve question assessment to see if you may have a problem with sexual addiction. No one in the meeting is going to determine that you are a sex addict, that is a decision that you must make for yourself.
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How to I get access to the Members Area of the website?
Fill out the contact form and the password will be provided to you by a member of the group.