The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous are said to be adhered to in SAA, however, this is not the case.
There are numerous abusive, power hungry individuals in this program who create an atmosphere that is cult like, especially within the women's telemeetings.
There are other individuals outside of the women's telemeetings who use their self appointed power position as "trusted servant" to run meetings and oust people who don't adhere to their power hungry agenda.
When people come into a 12 Step meeting, they are needing healing and hope and love but in SAA, many will find that they have entered into a cult like power/control nightmare that will end up hurting them more than their own addiction did which led them to seek help in the first place.
Beware Newcomer to SAA Telemeetings. Shame on the SAA Telemeeting Intergroup and the SAA ISO for allowing such an abusive atmosphere to continue. These two groups, the Telemeeting Intergroup and the ISO are well aware of the abusive behavior that goes on in the telemeetings and they do nothing. I was told this has gone on for years and years.
I am writing today to warn the newcomer, the hurting individual, to beware of SAA. They claim they support putting Principles Above Personalities, they Claim they support and adhere to Tradition 2 that states there are no authority figures in the groups. Both are outright lies. There are power hungry individuals who are VERY sick people who rise to "power" as the group leaders and are creating an atmosphere of further abuse.
I highly recommend finding another place to recover if you wish to protect yourself from a cult like program.