Grace Fellowship is composed of twelve autonomous groups of Sex Addicts Anonymous that meet in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Jasper, Alabama. Each group is registered with the International Service Organization (ISO) of SAA. One of the Birmingham groups even meets weekly inside the walls of Donaldson prison.
SAA is a fellowship of men and women who meet together to share the experience, strength, and hope that comes from working the Twelve Steps and finding a new way of living — free from addictive sexual behavior.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior and a willingness to try to follow this simple program.
The SAA program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which have been adapted to apply to sex addiction. Although we are not affiliated with AA or any other organization or agency, we are, indeed, grateful to AA for giving us hope that recovery from addiction is possible.
In our local meetings, we do not dwell on the specific details of our problem; instead, we share the experience, strength, and hope that we have received as a result of working the program. We believe that diligent and thorough application of the principles and methods suggested in the Twelve Steps of SAA will lead to a spiritual awakening that allows us to achieve recovery and to live free from the bondage of addiction to obsessive sexual thoughts and compulsive sexual behavior.
Each group of SAA is autonomous except in matters that affect other groups or SAA as a whole. We are self-supporting through voluntary contributions of our members. There are no fees or dues.
Our groups are guided by the Twelve Traditions of SAA. As a matter of policy, we do not support, endorse, oppose, or discuss outside issues or causes, because any outside issue creates the risk that we could be distracted from working our program of recovery. Likewise, we are not affiliated with any outside organization, religion, or institution, and our relationship to the facility where we meet is purely that of grateful tenant.
If you are struggling with obsessive sexual thoughts or compulsive sexual behaviors, we invite you to contact us and come to a few of our meetings. You will, then, be able to decide if our program of recovery would be of benefit to you.