A local SAA* group for sexual addiction support
Champaign-Urbana, IL SAA*

Who we are

Our group is composed and exists in support of those who are questioning or actively working on their sexual addiction recovery. In particular, we encourage and follow the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Sex Addicts Anonymous®.  In "support," a key word is "anonymous."  We expect and guarantee anonymity and provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place for men and women to talk.

Could you be addicted?

If you have come this far, you probably have some questions about the direction your life is taking.

We encourage you to take this quiz at the official S.A.A.® site. We have found that key components of addiction include the inability to stop, and a vicious cycle of returning to the addiction as a refuge from difficult times in our lives. If you find any of these issues, or your own answers to the aforementioned quiz, to be disturbing, we encourage you to talk to someone. Should you wish, you would find that we are a welcoming group of people who understand these feelings, and want you to feel better - about yourself, your relationships, and about sex. We, too, have felt "out of control" and have repeatedly broken promises to ourselves to stop our behavior. A critical first step is reaching out for help. We are here for one another, and for you.

Meeting schedule & contact info

We meet Mondays from noon - 1:00 p.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  (There is a related style meeting Saturdays at noon).

We don't publish the location of our meetings online. If you would like to contact us, or are considering coming to a meeting, please email us at the address shown here:
Our group email is checked several times a week.
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Or you may leave a message at this number:
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Our principles

We are a "12-step" type group; people can, and do, consider twelve different steps as a process of recovery. Everyone moves through these steps at their own pace. While our steps are based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, we are not affiliated with AA in any way. Our first step is We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior - that our lives had become unmanageable. This has been true for each of us in our group: we understand.

While spirituality is a basis for ours and many other 12-step programs, a "higher power" can be God, but can also be the group itself. The point is to have others that support you as you make your way back to sexual and emotional health.

Suggested Reading

Please consider talking with someone - a close friend, a minister, one of us, our group - but you might also wish to consult one of the following books, which we have found to be helpful (all are available from the S.A.A. ® site):
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous: the official basic text of S.A.A.®  It is available in softcover or hardcover form from S.A.A. (link below).
  • Hope and Recovery: A twelve step guide for healing from compulsive sexual behavior. Hazelden Foundation, 1987.
  • Answers in the Heart: Daily meditations for men and women recovering from sex addiction. P. Williamson and S. Kiser, 1989; Hazelden Foundation.
  • See this list of non-S.A.A. books, available at the official S.A.A. site and elsewhere.
You may wish to consult the the main web page of Sex Addicts Anonymous® (S.A.A.).

Champaign-Urbana SAA is an autonomous registered group composed of recovering sex addicts who follow the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Sex Addicts Anonymous(R) (SAA). The views expressed on this website are those of the Champaign-Urbana SAA and do not necessarily represent those of Sex Addicts Anonymous (R) as a whole. The official website of Sex Addicts Anonymous(R) (www.saa-recovery.org) is overseen by the ISO of SAA, Inc., through its Board of Trustees who are elected by delegates who represent its member groups."
Last changed 3/2012