Welcome to the Green Book Step Study - a study of the Twelve Steps of SAA based on quotes from Sex Addicts Anonymous 1st ed., aka "The Green Book". En Espaņol

The Green Book is published by and can be ordered from the ISO of SAA. You will need a copy of that book and are urged to get one.

Sponsors and people being urged to become sponsors: Check out the collection of SAA newsletter articles on sponsorship at Wisdom of Sponsorship

Goal: to take people through the 12 steps in 24 worksheets.

The concept is not to give a full, in depth analysis of what the steps are, but to give an overview of what the steps might do.

In the SAA fellowship, there are many different ways to work the Twelve Steps and numerous traditions governing such work. We recommend doing this work with a sponsor who may recommend a specific method. This "Step Study" is one way to work the Twelve Steps of SAA. In this study, we explore the wording of the steps and encourage you to find the meanings of the wordings that fit your life the best and find the method of working the steps that brings you the most spiritual growth.

At this point, it is important to acknowledge the wide variation in our fellowship and the multiple methods of working the steps. The steps are the same, but the specific actions suggested to "work the steps" are different. Your sponsor can guide you in this.

As we explore how the steps affect our lives, working the Twelve Steps in SAA becomes far more than a set of intellectual exercises. The process can be profoundly transforming and we gain new insight into the world around us and new perceptions of how the universe works. Thus, many discussion questions in this study ask us to explore and analyze our experiences in recovery. Some of the experiences in question may be new to you or you might not have had them yet. Hopefully, such questions can open you up to the possibility of such experiences and you may be open to seeing a higher power's actions in a new light.

Recovery does not happen on a preset schedule. While there are only a few exercises for each step, there is no time limit for working that step. We urge you simply to have the commitment to persist in exploring the next step on a regular basis. We are only asked to do as much as we can honestly do and no more. By being honest, our recovery is improved.

The worksheets can be accessed by clicking on the links below. There are a few worksheets that have been converted to fillable PDF format which can be emailed to a sponsor after filling out.

Step 1
1. The three circles - goal: to help people identify their sobriety PDF
2. We admitted that we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior PDF
3. that our lives had become unmanageable PDF
Step 2
4. Came to believe (Old Version) PDF
5. That a power greater than ourselves (N) PDF
6. Could restore us to sanity (N) PDF
Step 3
7. Made a decision to turn our will and life over to the care of PDF
8. God as we understood God PDF
Step 4
9. Made a fearless and searching Moral PDF
10. Inventory of ourselves PDF
Step 5
11. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being PDF
12. the exact nature of our wrongs PDF
Step 6
13. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character PDF
14. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character PDF
Step 7
15. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings PDF
Step 8
16. Made a list of all persons we had harmed PDF
17. and became willing to make amends to them all PDF
Step 9
18. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible
except when to do so would injure them or others
Step 10
19. Continued to take personal inventory PDF
20. And when we were wrong, promptly admitted it PDF
Step 11
21. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our
conscious contact with God as we understood God
22. Praying only for the knowledge of God's will for us
and the power to carry that out
Step 12
23. Having had a spiritual awakening as the
result of these steps
24. We tried to carry this message to other sex addicts
and to practice these principles in all our lives

**NEW** A Tradition Study.
This tradition study is deeply connected to the section of the Green Book titled "Our Purpose." It asks you to read sections in the Green Book.

This tradition study has several parts. The questions marked "A" are designed to help those who lack some experiences with digging into the text and are designed to help with comprehending the text. The questions marked "B" are designed to help those who want to dive deeper into the meanings of the traditions and are more conceptual. The questions marked "C" are intended to ask how to live this tradition outside of meetings.

Tradition 1 Our common welfare comes first; personal recovery depends upon S.A.A. unity.

Tradition 2 For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants, they do not govern.

Tradition 3 The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.

Tradition 4 Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or SAA as a whole

Tradition 5 Each Group Has but One Primary Purpose - To Carry its Message to the Sex Addict who still suffers

Tradition 6 An SAA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SAA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose

Tradition 7 Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting declining outside contributions

Tradition 8 Sex Addicts Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers many employ special workers.

Tradition 9 SAA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve

Tradition 10 Sex Addicts Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the SAA name ought never be drawn into public controversy

Tradition 11 Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, and films.

Tradition 12 Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Additional Resources: Plano Step Study Worksheets.

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