SAINA 12 Steps

  1. We admitted we were powerless over sexual and intimacy anorexia – that our lives had become unmanageable.
  1. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

    1. Made a decision to turn our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.

      1. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

        1. Admitted to God, ourselves and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

          1. Were entirely ready to have God remove our shortcomings.

            1. Humbly asked God to remove all our defects of character.

              1. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

                1. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others.

                  1. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

                    1. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.

                      1. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to the still suffering sexual and intimacy anorexics and practice these principles in all our affairs.

SAINA 12 Traditions

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on SAINA unity.
  1. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving Higher Power as expressed to our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  1. The only requirement for membership in SAINA is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
  1. Each group should remain autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or SAINA as a whole.
  1. Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the sexual and intimacy anorexic who still suffers.
  1. A SAINA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SAINA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary spiritual purpose.
  1. Every SAINA group ought to be fully self-supporting declining outside contributions.
  1. Sexual and Intimacy Anorexics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  1. SAINA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  1. SAINA has no opinion on outside issues; hence the SAINA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
    1. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
    1. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

    The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“A.A.W.S.”). Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only – use of A.A.’s Steps or an adapted version in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.

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