Groups provide an opportunity for members to share with one another regarding problems related to addiction to lust, sex and pornography and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. In many cases meetings are held in churches other locations owned by a third party. However, according to SA tradition, all groups are fully autonomous and are not allied with any denomination, religious group, or hold any other outside affiliation.

Groups are self supporting, declining outside contributions from others. During the meeting there is usually a period for local SA announcements, and the meeting chairperson passes the basket to defray costs of the meeting hall, literature, and incidental expenses. Once the meeting adjourns, there is often a time of informal visiting among members.

  • Newcomers are welcome at all meetings.

  • All meetings are non-smoking

  • All meetings are mixed with both men and women welcome unless otherwise noted

  • Meetings generally follow a group discussion format unless otherwise noted

  • All meetings are closed meetings (see definition below) unless otherwise noted

Closed meetings

These meetings are limited to sexaholics. Only those desiring SA sexual sobriety may attend closed meetings. They permit detailed discussion of various elements of the SA recovery program. If you have never been to an SA meeting, you are welcome at any meeting. You will be able to attend a newcomer’s breakout meeting at any closed meeting.

All meetings are closed meetings unless otherwise noted.

Open meetings

As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open to sexaholics, their families, and to anyone interested in solving a personal sexaholism issue or helping someone else to solve such a problem. Guests at SA open meetings are reminded that any opinions or interpretations they may hear are solely those of the speaker involved. All members are free to interpret the recovery program in their own terms, but none can speak for the local group or for SA as a whole.

Unlisted Meetings

Not all meetings that Middle Tennessee Intergroup serves may have chosen to be listed online. To inquire about areas not listed below, contact us by telephone or email. To have a meeting added to the online listing, a group conscience decision will need to be made. Then send an email to webmaster with your name, phone number, and best time to call. Someone will call you to obtain the necessary information.