Vancouver Sex Addicts Anonymous Welcomes You

We are a fellowship of men and women who, through the sharing of our experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from the harmful effects of sex addiction. We welcome people of any sexual identity or orientation, whether they are gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

Members of our program are available to speak to you and provide more information.

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Do you have a sex addiction? Find out. We encourage you to take this 2-minute self-test.

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What is SAA? Learn about the program and the 12-step path to recovery.

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Want to know more? Think you might have a problem but aren’t sure? Members are standing by to lend a helping hand. It’s free, completely confidential and calls are answered by members from the Lower Mainland.

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604-260-4866

Take the 2-minute test

Ultimately, you decide if you have a problem or not. We hope the short test we’ve provided below will help you decide.

  • Do you keep secrets about your sexual or romantic activities from those important to you? Do you lead a double life?
  • Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
  • Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
  • Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
  • Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
  • Do you feel shame about your body or your sexuality, such that you avoid touching your body or engaging in sexual relationships? Do you fear that you have no sexual feelings, that you are asexual?
  • Does each new relationship continue to have the same destructive patterns which prompted you to leave the last relationship?
  • Is it taking more variety and frequency of sexual and romantic activities than previously to bring the same levels of excitement and relief?
  • Have you ever been arrested or are you in danger of being arrested because of your practices of voyeurism, exhibitionism, prostitution, sex with minors, indecent phone calls, etc.?
  • Does your pursuit of sex or romantic relationships interfere with your spiritual beliefs or development?
  • Do your sexual activities include the risk, threat, or reality of disease, pregnancy, coercion, or violence?
  • Has your sexual or romantic behavior ever left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?

If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, we would encourage you to call SAA Vancouver for more information at 604-260-4866, or to attend an SAA meeting to assess your needs.

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Learn more about SAA

Quick Facts:

  1. SAA is a 12-Step recovery program based on the principles developed by Alcoholics Anonymous® but adapted for and applied to sex addiction
  2. Individuals seeking assistance should attend one of our recovery meetings which last about one hour. (For more info about meetings, see How the Program Works)
  3. You can attend a meeting if you think you may have a problem with sex addiction. Find Meetings in Greater Vancouver
  4. All of our meetings are free of charge and you can attend as many as you wish
  5. There is no obligation to speak at a meeting until you are ready to do so
  6. We practice strict anonymity and confidentiality and only use first names
  7. There is no set curriculum; you can start attending meetings anytime
  8. There is no registration and we do not keep records
  9. We recommend you attend at least six meetings before you decide if the program is for your or not
  10. There is a suggested program of recovery, but each person determines how best to apply it for her/his recovery
  11. SAA is not aligned with any sect, denomination, or religion
  12. SAA is a spiritual program of recovery but each person defines spirituality in her/his own terms

How the Program Works:

  1. The two key components of the SAA Program are attending SAA meetings and working with a sponsor
  2. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions are the heart of our program and provide a structured path to recovery. You can read the program in SAA’s basic text Sex Addicts Anonymous
  3. When you attend meetings with other members of SAA, you will learn about sex addiction and how to recover using the Twelve Steps. Find Meetings in Greater Vancouver
  4. Meetings, which last about one hour, are a safe place to talk about issues related to sex addiction
  5. Between meetings you meet with your sponsor; a sponsor is a program member who acts as a guide or mentor for you. She/he helps you “work the Steps” Each step may require actions such as writing, reflection, reading program literature, and reviewing your work with your sponsor

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Members of our program are available to speak to you and provide more information.

Call Now

Do you have a sex addiction? Find out. We encourage you to take this 2-minute self-test.

Take the Test

What is SAA? Learn about the program and the 12-step path to recovery.

Learn More