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There is a strong network of women in recovery with differing gender identity and sexual orientation available for support and sponsorship.

There are also gay men in recovery available for support and sponsorship, which is appropriate for many of us.

For contact details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Some materials are available for purchase. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Intergroup or SAA as a whole. There is a fixed charge of £3.50 per order for UK deliveries and you should normally receive your items within two weeks - contact the Literature Secretary for other delivery options.

You may view all purchases listed, or restrict the list using the filters below. You can see further details by clicking the purchase title.

The twelve steps and twelve traditions of Sex Addicts Anonymous are derived from the twelve steps and twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Although we are not affiliated with AA or any other organisation, we are deeply grateful to AA for making our recovery possible. A link is provided below for those wishing to purchase AA literature. http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Shop 

Book: Sex Addicts Anonymous Green Book - completeISO Conferencesaa basic text green book10.90
Book: Sex Addicts Anonymous Pocketbook Edition ISO ConferenceSAA Basic Text Green book Pocket sized book8.60
Book: Voices of Recovery (New)ISO Literature CommitteeDaily Meditation Voices Recovery9.60
Booklet: Getting Started in SAAISO Conferenceintroductory newcomers first steps booklet2.50
Booklet: Group GuideISO Literature Committeemeeting startup structure readings group service guide booklet4.80
Booklet: SAA and the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Sex AddictISO Literature Committeeintroductory newcomers lgbt welcome booklet2.50
Booklet: Tools of RecoveryISO Conferenceintroductory newcomers tools techniques methods booklet4.40
Leaflet: A Special Welcome to the Woman NewcomerISO Literature Committeewomen newcomers welcome leaflet0.60
Leaflet: AbstinenceISO Conferenceintroductory newcomers sobriety definition tool leaflet0.60
Leaflet: First Step to IntimacyISO Literature Committeeavoidance avoidant anorexia leaflet0.60
Leaflet: First Step to RecoveryISO ConferencePreviously the Step 1 Booklet offering advice for the newcommer on step 1- now as a leaflet0.60
Leaflet: Getting a SponsorISO Literature Committeesponsorship mentor one-on-one support help leaflet0.60
Leaflet: Hope of Recovery (New)ISO Literature CommitteeIntroduction newcomer family spouses overview summary0.60
Leaflet: Recommitting to RecoveryISO Literature Committeerecommitting recovery slip relapse 0.60
Leaflet: Recovery from Compulsive Sexual AvoidanceISO Literature Committeeintimacy avoidant anorexia csa leaflet0.60
Leaflet: Safe and Sexually Sober MeetingsNonechoice choosing saa recovery meetings safety leaflet0.60
Leaflet: Sex Addicts Anonymous - a Pathway to RecoveryNoneintroductory saa iso publication self-assessment leaflet0.60
Leaflet: Sexual Sobriety and the InternetISO Conferenceinternet pornography addiction website leaflet0.60
Leaflet: The BubbleISO Conferenceaddictive trance recovery leaflet0.60
Leaflet: Three CirclesISO Conferenceintroductory newcomers sobriety definition boundaries inner outer top bottom lines tool leaflet0.60
Leaflet: Writing to PrisonersNoneprisoner outreach sponsorship letter writing leaflet0.60
Outreach: Are you in control of your sex life?UK Intergroupsaa newcomers members public introduction getting started leaflet0.09
Outreach: Understanding Sex Addiction - for Health ProfessionalsUK Intergroupsaa uk doctors gum medical clinics psychotherapists counsellors0.09
Pack: SAA Starter Kit (free for new groups only)ISO Literature Committeefree new group startup pack40.00
Pack: Women's Welcome PackISO Literature Committeewomen newcomers welcome pack1.75
{Bronze Medallion - 1 year}Nonecelebrate one year bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 10 years}Nonecelebrate ten years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 18 months}Nonecelebrate eighteen months bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 2 years}Nonecelebrate two years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 3 years}Nonecelebrate three years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 4 years}Nonecelebrate four years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 5 years}Nonecelebrate five years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 6 years}Nonecelebrate six years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 7 years}Nonecelebrate seven years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 8 years}Nonecelebrate eight years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Bronze Medallion - 9 years}Nonecelebrate nine years bronze medallion chip4.00
{Key Chain Fob - Welcome}Nonewelcome newcomer key fob0.75
{Plastic Chip - 1 day (white)}Nonecelebrate one day plastic medallion chip0.75
{Plastic Chip - 1 month (red)}Nonecelebrate one month plastic medallion chip0.75
{Plastic Chip - 2 months (yellow)}Nonecelebrate two months plastic medallion chip0.75
{Plastic Chip - 3 months (green)}Nonecelebrate three months plastic medallion chip0.75
{Plastic Chip - 6 months (blue)}Nonecelebrate six months plastic medallion chip0.75
{Plastic Chip - 9 months (purple)}Nonecelebrate nine months plastic medallion chip0.75
Step Study WebcallEnglishMixedWebcall
Uk Tuesday morning EnglishMixedTelephone
European LGBTQ Skype Meeting - TuesdaysEnglishLGBTWebcall
European TelemeetingEnglishMixedTelephone

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Find a telemeeting where you can get help if you are unable to attend a face-to-face meeting. Select any group name to see more details. See Recovery meetings for face-to-face meetings near you or the International website for more telemeetings. Every SAA group is autonomous and neither the SAA UK Intergroup nor the International Service Organization of SAA has any authority over them.

The following procedures may help you use this site.

Groups and members share some of the materials that have helped them. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Intergroup or SAA as a whole.

It is not necessary to register with the website before attending a meeting, but in addition to the public information provided above, the Telemeeting Intergroup allows individual members and telemeetings to register with the website in order to share additional information including

Members may contribute financially to the work of the SAA UK Intergroup by bank transfer, online, or at any branch of the Co-operative bank. According to our traditions we are only able to accept donations from group members.

If you are donating on behalf of your group it is possible to identify your group when you make a transfer by BACS. It is not possible to identify your group if you pay by cash or cheque at any branch of the Cooperative bank, however you can still do so if you would prefer.

account name: UK SAA Intergroup
account no: 65730111
sort code: 08-92-99

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to confirm that your payment has been received.

The Intergroup is directly responsible to SAA groups in the UK that are registered with it, to help them carry their message of recovery through the twelve steps and twelve traditions of SAA. Currently this work includes:

  • Maintaining this website including lists of meetings, events and other SAA recovery resources
  • Providing a telephone service to help sex addicts find a suitable SAA meeting
  • Creating and publishing leaflets and other literature
  • Providing public information about SAA in the UK to health professions, the media, and others
  • Running open days for recovering sex addicts and their partners
  • Representing SAA In the UK at the International Service Organisation of SAA
  • Providing a transparent channel for donations made under our seventh tradition

The Intergroup donates any money not required for the services listed above to the International Service Organization of Sex Addicts Anonymous, which provides services to groups around the world and with which most SAA groups and the Intergroup itself are registered. In addition to supporting UK meetings by donating via the Intergroup, members may also donate directly to the ISO, particularly with personal regular donations by joining ISO Lifeline Partners.

The UK Intergroup of Sex Addicts Anonymous is a service board directly responsible to meetings that have chosen to register with it. The Intergroup maintains this web site and provides services to SAA meetings throughout the UK.

Please select a contact below to submit an email enquiry or call the enquiry line on 07843 108 302 or 07599 917 686.

Contact details for individual meetings are available by selecting the appropriate meeting from the meeting list and the telemeeting list.

The following events have been notified to the SAA UK Intergroup. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Intergroup or SAA as a whole.

Every group member has their own story to tell and their views are not the opinions of SAA as a whole. In our meetings we encourage people to “listen for the similarities rather than the differences”. The stories that follow are written by current group members, many of whom have several years of sobriety. Although the writers' names have been changed, they are in our own words and from our authentic experience. We trust that they will bring you hope and inspiration.

You can read more of each story by clicking the story headline.

Find a meeting where you can get help. Select any group name to see more details. Select any place marker to list only meetings at that place. Select it again to see other meetings again. See Recovery telemeetings or the International website if there is no local meeting near you. Every SAA group is autonomous and neither the SAA UK Intergroup nor the International Service Organization of SAA has any authority over them.

Is sex addiction real?

Sex is a natural, healthy and enjoyable part of life. It can be a beautiful, happy and bonding experience. So how can it be an addiction? Aren’t people who say they’re sex addicts just making excuses for their lack of self-restraint and control? Don’t they just enjoy it too much?

Is sex addiction real?

Sex is a natural, healthy and enjoyable part of life. It can be a beautiful, happy and bonding experience. So how can it be an addiction? Aren’t people who say they’re sex addicts just making excuses for their lack of self-restraint and control? Don’t they just enjoy it too much?

General enquiriesOur email servant will redirect your query if you are not sure which of the other contacts is appropriate
Intergroup chairThe Intergroup chair is responsible for the smooth running of Intergroup committee meetings and interim decisions
Intergroup secretaryThe Intergroup secretary prepares committee agendas and minutes and maintains general records
WebmasterThe Webmaster maintains this website

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Selected stories

Frantz's storyMy name is Frantz, and I am a sex addict. My very first sexual experiences were voyeuristic. As a boy I believed that love was hidden behind closed doors and in dark places. I tried to drill holes into walls and toilet doors. Later I found that some of the magazines that were sold in my parents’ shop contained sexualizing images. This was also the time when I began to be sexually harassed, as well as beaten up by fellow students, and physically punished by teachers.
Chris' storyI was referred to the SAA fellowship in November 2008 on the advice of a therapist. I had been worried about my compulsive sexual behaviours for some time. I was paying for sex at least once a month and constantly obsessed with escorts. It had first started as a thrill and a reward for hard work when I was away on business, but since I had dabbled back in the UK, the problem had become more pernicious and deep seated. It had now become my default to think about fleeing to prostitutes whenever things got tough in my life.
John's storyI think I started using pornography when I was 16. It was only when the internet came when I started to realise I had a problem. I would spend hours on it, rushing home from work if I knew my girlfriend wasn't going to be there, taking advantage of any opportunity I had. And things weren't going well sexually with my girlfriend so I used that as an excuse.
Mark's storyMy name’s Mark, and I’m a sex addict. When I was a 9 years old boy I was sexually abused by a family friend for over a year. I couldn’t tell anyone about it. It made me feel isolated, alone and with no self worth. I found my first porn film at the age of 11. Porn then became my best friend. No matter what life threw at me, no matter how painful the feelings were, no matter how much I was bullied, I could always turn to the one thing that was always there. I was also raped at 15 and so I found addiction.

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52.0552,-0.7401Milton Keynes Recovery DayEnglishMixedYesEngland/SoutheastMilton KeynesYes
51.5013,-0.1440Guildford Recovery DayEnglishMixedYesEngland/SoutheastGuidford Baptist ChurchYes
51.5013,-0.1440SAA Scottish Recovery RetreatEnglishMixedNoScotland/NorthPerthYes
51.4622,-2.6028Bristol Recovery DayEnglishMixedNoEngland/SouthwestBristolYes
53.7967,-1.5466Leeds Monday MixedEngland/NortheastLeeds City CentreYesMixedEnglishMonday 18:15
51.4951,-0.1358London Victoria Monday MenEngland/SoutheastLondon VictoriaYesMenEnglishMonday 18:30
52.6339,1.2920NorwichEngland/EastNorwich Central Baptist ChurchYesMixedEnglishMonday 18:30
51.5172,-0.1386We Can Recover & The Joys of RecoveryEngland/SoutheastLondon Jesus Centre, West End. W1W 8TBYesMixedEnglishMonday 18:30

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Welcome to the web site of the UK Intergroup of Sex Addicts Anonymous - SAA is a group of men and women who share our experience, strength and hope with each other for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behavior and helping others recover from sex addiction. Our program is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, though we are not affiliated with AA or any other organization.

Recovery meetings of Sex Addicts Anonymous offer an accepting, non-threatening environment where we can share our common struggles and learn how to apply the principles of the Twelve Steps to our everyday lives. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior. There are no fees or dues. It’s a simple program, and it is working for us.

We practice strict anonymity and confidentiality, so that our meetings are a safe place for all of us. Whom we meet or what is said in a meeting is confidential and is not normally disclosed or discussed with anyone.  We don’t oppose other forms of therapy or treatment – we just offer our experience, you’re free to take it or leave it.

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