THERE IS HELP FOR SEX ADDICTION!

Welcome to the
New Jersey fellowship of Sex Addicts Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.

We are a spiritual program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are grateful to AA for this gift which makes our recovery possible.

New Jersey 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. 

WHAT IS SEX ADDICTION?  ^
Sex Addiction can involve a wide variety of practices. Sometimes an addict has trouble with just one unwanted behavior, sometimes with many. 

A large number of sex addicts say their unhealthy use of sex has been a progressive process. It may have started with an addiction to masturbation, pornography (either printed or electronic), or a relationship, but over the years progressed to increasingly dangerous behaviors. We suggest you answer the 12 questions of the Self Assessment to evaluate yourself.
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SELF ASSESSMENT  ^
Self Assessment on sex addiction, answer either "Yes" or "No" to these twelve questions to assess whether you may have a problem with sexual addiction.
  1. Do you keep secrets about your sexual or romantic activities from those important to you? Do you lead a double life? 
  2. Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
  3. Do you find yourself looking for sexually arousing articles or scenes in newspapers, magazines, or other media?
  4. Do you find that romantic or sexual fantasies interfere with your relationships or are preventing you from facing problems?
  5. Do you frequently want to get away from a sex partner after having sex? Do you frequently feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
  6. Do you feel shame about your body or your sexuality, such that you avoid touching your body or engaging in sexual relationships?
  7. Do you fear that you have no sexual feelings, that you are asexual?
  8. 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?
  9. 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.?
  10. Does your pursuit of sex or romantic relationships interfere with your spiritual beliefs or development?
  11. Do your sexual activities include the risk, threat, or reality of disease, pregnancy, coercion, or violence?
  12. 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 encourage you to seek help:
  • Call our phone line or text us if you are in the area (201) 855-6727,
  • Read additional material about sex addiction, or
  • Attend an SAA meeting to learn more about the Twelve-Step program and the Fellowship of SAA.
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SOBRIETY  ^

Our goal when entering the SAA program is abstinence from one or more specific sexual behaviors. 

Unlike programs for recovering alcoholics or drug addicts, Sex Addicts Anonymous does not have a universal definition of abstinence.

Most of us have no desire to stop being sexual altogether. It is not sex in and of itself that causes us problems, but the addiction to certain sexual behaviors. In SAA we will be better able to determine what behavior is addictive and what is healthy. However, the fellowship does not dictate to its members what is and isn't addictive sexual behavior. Instead we have found that it is necessary for each member to define his or her own abstinence.
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FIRST MEETING  ^
    You’re looking for help, but you’re afraid there isn’t anyone out there who could possibly do what you’ve done, much less understand and accept you for who you are. Take a breath, and know that your first SAA meeting will be an experience of acceptance and understanding.

        As you work up the courage and come through the door, you’ll see the faces of men and women who know your troubles: they’ve all been there too.
            You will probably be asked by at least one person if this is your first meeting, and asked to introduce yourself to the group with just your first name. The leader of the meeting may then explain to you how that meeting will introduce you to the SAA 12 step program. Your first meeting will likely be an opportunity for you to listen to others’ stories, learn how the program works for them, and ask questions, or share as much or as little as you’re comfortable doing.program works for them, and ask questions, or share as much or as little as you’re comfortable doing.
              You WON’T be required to do anything — you never will be. SAA, as with most 12 step programs, participation is voluntary. Your recovery is your own, we’re here to help you.

              Every meeting is slightly different. We recommend that you come to at least six meetings before you decide whether SAA has anything to offer you. Some meetings regularly draw a big crowd, and some are sparsely attended. If one meeting doesn't work for you, try another.
                If your would prefer to speak with someone over the phone before deciding to attend a meeting please call our phone line (201) 855-6727 any day, any time. If we are unable to answer simply leave a voicemail with your first name and a phone number where we can reach you later.

                  MEETINGS  ^
                  NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 virus, some SAA meetings may be temporarily suspended, have changed location, or have moved to an electronic format. Resultingly, our website list may not be 100% up-to-date. Please reach out to the listed local meeting contacts and location for each group you are interested in attending, to make sure that the group is still meeting and that they have not temporarily changed location or switched to an electronic meeting. Also, please don't forget about our telephone and electronic meetings! More information. See also  https://saa-recovery.org/meetings/


                  There are 19 meetings each week in 14 different locations through out New Jersey. Please see below to find which meeting is most convenient for you. All our meetings are open to those who seek recovery from their own sexual addiction or are concerned about their own sexual behavior. Meetings marked as "open to all visitors"  are also open to anyone else who is interesting in attending.


                  WEEKLY MEETING LOCATION LIST 

                  Sundays              Asbury Park, Freehold, Hoboken, Montclair
                  Mondays             Mount Holly, Princeton Junction
                  Tuesdays             Edison, Englewood, Montclair
                  Wednesdays       Bordentown, Montclair, Neptune
                  Thursdays           Marlton, Metuchen
                  Fridays                 Montclair, Toms River
                  Saturdays            Little Falls, Montclair, Mount Holly
                   *** see below for individual meeting details***



                  Asbury Park

                  Sunday    6:30 PM    503 Asbury Ave (at Grand Ave) held at Trinity Episcopal Church (Gym)
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Step/Tradition/Topic
                  Info line: 732-655-4202


                  Bordentown

                  Wednesday    7:00 PM    3 3rd St  (at Park St) held at InSights Counseling, (enter through rear of building)
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women 
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Edison

                  Tuesday    7:30 PM    80 Jefferson Blvd (at Redwood Ave)    New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, Parish Hall, down stairs
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women 
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Englewood
                  Temporarily Suspended during the current COVID-19 Health Crisis
                  Tuesday    7:00 PM 
                  150 East Palisades Ave     
                  (entrance on North East side of Bldg on Palisades Ave)
                  Open to all seeking help, Open to all visitors on first Tuesday of the Month.
                  Men and Women 
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Freehold   

                  Sunday    9:00 AM     901 W Main St (Off Routes 9 & 33, near Freehold Raceway Mall) Centra State Medical Center, Star & Barry Tobias Wellness Center, Conference Center Room A     (behind Hospital)
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Women only
                  Women's SAA Recovery Meeting
                  Step/Tradition/Topic



                  Hoboken

                  Sunday    7:00 PM    731 Washington Street    held at the Parish Center of St Matthew Lutheran Church, corner of 8th Street
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women 
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Little Falls

                  Saturday     7:30 AM     139 Main Street, held at Little Falls Methodist Church  (in back of the church)
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women 
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Marlton

                  Thursday    7:00 PM    61 Route 70 E   held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Chalice Room, between N Maple & N Locust Ave, enter white steeple doors at Cooper Ave, 
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women 
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Metuchen

                  Thursday     7:00 PM    270 Woodbridge Ave (at Main St)     First Presbyterian Church    Education building, room 208
                  Journey in Recovery (focus on obsessive use of pornography)
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women 
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Montclair

                  Tuesday    7:30 PM     153 Park St    held at First Lutheran Church, Enter rear double doors from parking lot, held in Library turn right and go thru Social Hall
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men only
                  AA Big Book Study

                  Wednesday    7:00 PM    153 Park St    held at First Lutheran Church, Enter rear double doors from parking lot, small meeting room to the Left, basement
                  Open to all seeking help, Open to all visitors on first Wednesday of the Month.
                  Men and Women
                  Rotating Recovery Topics


                  Friday    8:00 PM     153 Park St    held at First Lutheran Church, Enter rear double doors from parking lot, small meeting room to the Left, basement
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men only
                  Green Book Stories of Recovery

                  Saturday    9:00 AM    153 Park St    held at First Lutheran Church, Enter rear double doors from parking lot, held in Library turn right and go thru Social Hall
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Primary Purpose Big Book


                  Sunday    6:00 PM    153 Park St    held at First Lutheran Church, Enter rear double doors from parking lot, held in Library turn right and go thru Social Hall
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Green Book Study



                  Mount Holly
                   
                  Monday    7:00 PM    175 Madison Ave    held at Virtura Memorial Hospital, at W South Ave, Main entrance, conference room B
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Step/Tradition/Topic

                  Saturday 8:00am    175 Madison Ave    held at Virtura Memorial Hospital, at W South Ave, Main entrance, conference room B
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Step/Tradition/Topic


                  Neptune

                  Wednesday     7:00 PM    3531 Rt 33 (at Jumping Brook Rd)    held at Redeemer Lutheran Church (Downstairs)
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Topic
                  Info line: 732-655-4202



                  Princeton Junction

                  Monday    7:00 PM    177 Princeton Hightstown Rd    held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, S of S Mill Rd, Enter white double doors on right
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Step/Tradition/Topic



                  Toms River

                  Friday    7:30 PM    415 Washington St, Christ Episcopal Church, E of Magnolia Ln, Downstairs, rooms 3 & 4
                  Open to all seeking help but closed to visitors
                  Men and Women
                  Book Study


                  CONTACT US

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                  In New Jersey we have a dedicated phone line and an email address that are maintained by grateful recovering sex addicts who have volunteered their time to be of service to those who need guidance.

                   

                  Call us / Text us now: 

                  (201) 855-6727

                    

                  Email us:

                                     General Information: info@newjerseysaa.org



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