- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon
- For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving
God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted
servants; they do not govern.
- The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire
to stop addictive sexual behavior.
- Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other
groups or SAA as a whole.
- Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the
sex addict who still suffers.
- An SAA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SAA name to
any related facility or outside enterprise lest problems of money, property,
and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
- Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside
- Sex Addicts Anonymous® should remain forever nonprofessional,
but our service centers may employ special workers.
- SAA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service
boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
- Sex Addicts Anonymous® has no opinion on outside issues; hence
the SAA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
- Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion;
we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio,
TV, and films.
- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever
reminding us to place principles before personalities.
* Adapted from "Alchoholics Anonymous", Alchoholics
Anonymous World Services, Inc., Third Edition.