FOR NEWCOMERS

Call Contact person before going to a meeting during the last weeks of December

Meetings

An SAA group consists of two or more individuals who, using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of SAA, meet regularly for the purpose of recovering from their addictive sexual behavior. At our meetings, we read SAA literature and share our experience, strength and hope with each other, focusing on how the SAA program of recovery works in our lives. (Sex Addicts Anonymous, Second Edition, Page 10)

 

Our fellowship is open to women and men, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic background, marital status, or occupation. We welcome members of any sexual identity or orientation, whether they are gay, straight, bisexual, or transgendered. (Sex Addicts Anonymous, Second Edition, Pages 1-2)

 

SAA Meetings are held at locations throughout Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

 

All SAA Meetings are CLOSED to the general public and only opened to individual who have a desire to stop compulsive sexual behavior. If you think you have a problem with compulsive sexual behavior, you are welcome to attend our meetings.

 

SAA Nashville meetings are mixed, meaning that both men and women may attend.

 

 

Getting Started (Newcomers)

 

Everyone who is new to SAA (Newcomers) should take time to read About Our Meetings.

 

Published Meetings Prepared to Welcome Newcomers...

Saturday (10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.)

Glencliff Presbyterian Church

Reception Hall

416 East Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN 37211

Sunday (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Integrative Life Center 

1105 16th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212

suite A second floor ( admin office )
Call Andrew 615-719-0726

 

 

Monday (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Integrative life center

1104 16th Ave. South

Nashville, TN 37212

Other Meeting with Unpublished Locations...

Tuesday (5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.)

Wednesday (12 noon - 1 p.m.)

Thursday (5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.)

 

 

SAA Members

 

A Complete List of Meetings can be found in our Members section. This is an area restricted to SAA members only.

 

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Some Meeting Guidelines

 

 

Anonymity and Confidentiality

 

Anonymity and confidentiality are cornerstones of Sex Addicts Anonymous®. Only first names are used. Status and position outside of the group is not an issue. Our common bond is the desire to stop compulsive sexual behavior and to live a sexually healthy life. Anonymity and confidentiality are essential for a SAA meeting being a safe place.

 

 

Safe and Sober Meetings

 

A meeting is NOT a place to meet sexual partners.

 

Please silence all cell phone, pagers, and beepers during the meeting.

 

No texting or taking of photographs during the meeting.

 

 

Appropriate Dress

 

As men and women in recovery we are dedicated to a program that supports maintaining healthy boundaries. As part of this, we try to insure that our meetings are safe places where we can find refuge, solace, support, and healing without being distracted by bare skin.

 

We suggest that members use discretion in their attire, and do not wear risqué, seductive, and/or skimpy clothing. Examples of items that would be inappropriate: hot pants, short shorts, skimpy running shorts, miniskirts, halter tops and bare midriffs, low cut blouses, shorts without underwear, and braless knit tops.

 

 

Appropriate Language

 

In our meetings, sharing centers on our sobriety and our new life in recovery. Graphic language, body part descriptions, and references to places we acted out are discouraged.

 

 

Healthy Boundaries

 

“Because of the nature of our addiction, we are careful about touching or giving hugs to others in the fellowship without permission.” (Sex Addicts Anonymous, Second Edition, Page 12)

 

It is O.K. to say, “No thank you,” to hugs and to set physical boundaries for your own sense of safety and well-being.

 

 

Sharing

 

We also use the words “I” instead of “you” when sharing about our recovery.

 

We do not interrupt or give advice. We address our sharing to the whole group, not to one or more individuals.

 

In our meetings we do not engage in crosstalk: we don't interrupt or directly respond to the shares of other members.

 

A meeting is not a place to meet sexual partners, nor is it group therapy.

 

Please avoid mentioning the name of a Book, Movie, Treatment Center or the like in your share because this can be viewed by some as "promotion.” It is O.K., however, to talk about your experiences with these items.