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Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCANY) is a 12-Step Recovery program for sexual compulsion, sex addiction and romantic obsession.


It is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion.

Where to Begin


Members of SCA have learned through sharing their experience, strength, and hope with each other  that sexual compulsivity is a disease.  This disease has three dimensions: physical, emotional, and spiritual.  Physically, we engage in sexual behaviors that we know are not healthy for us or that place us in legal, physical, or spiritual jeopardy.  Emotionally, we experience a "high" in contemplating and engaging in the "acting out" behavior, followed by an emotional let-down after acting out has concluded.  Spiritually, we feel disconnected from others, especially from relationships we want to be "healthy" ones.


SCA members have devised the Twenty Questions to help newcomers decide whether they are sexually compulsive. 


SCA members have found that we share certain characteristics in common.  Click here to see those characteristics.


If you are new to SCA, welcome. It is suggested that those new to the fellowship attend six different meetings within your first two weeks before deciding if SCA is right for you. Meetings have different sizes, topics, formats, and different people. Newcomers are encouraged to attend meetings listed as ‘Beginners’ meetings in order to familiarize yourself with the program; however, you are welcome to attend any SCA meeting at any time. We are glad you are here. Keep coming back.


Click here for a list of Beginners Meetings. These meetings are recommended for Beginners to the program.


Click here for a list of Open Meetings.  Attendance to these meetings is open to anyone interested in understanding Sexual Compulsion & Addiction: friends, partners, therapists, etc. SCA is an anonymous fellowship. Please respect our anonymity.


SCA has a long history of cooperating with the professional community. We communicate with social workers, counselors, therapists, health care professionals, clergy, court officials and anyone who deals with the topic of sex addiction and/or romantic obsession in the course of their work. Anyone interested in finding out more about the program is invited to attend an Open Meeting.  At these meetings there will be members from SCA to answer questions for you, and/or your clients.  Newcomer Literature will be on-hand and Secular Literature is available on this website.


Click here for a list of Open Meetings.

If you would like samples of our literature for professional use, please click here to send us an email. Feel free to call with questions: (917) 722-6912.


What's New

Join us for Anti-Mame -- our Winter SCA Holiday Show.

Anti-Mame is the tale of a fabulous addict who LIVES in her third column, while totally ignoring the other parts of her program. Her nephew comes to live with her as her life is rocked with changes that drive her to her bottom. As she recommits to recovery, her nephew has grown into a full-blown addict and she must come to grips with the amends she owes him.

Two performances: Friday, December 20, and Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 pm.  We ask that you arrive at 7:30 pm.

American Theater of Actors: John Cullum Theater
314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
(between 8th and 9th Avenue, 2nd floor.)

Limited seating so you're encouraged to buy your ticket as soon as possible.

The next SCA Intergroup meeting will be held at The Center on Sunday, December 1 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Please ask at any meeting you attend who the Intergroup rep is, and if there is no rep, please ask for the meeting to elect one.  Most meetings elect the Intergroup rep position for one year. At the same time, meetings are reminded that it is suggested to send any funds remaining after rent is paid to SCA New York Intergroup. Contributions can be made online or checks mailed in.

SCA is your fellowship! Please let us know if you have any comments, criticisms, praise, etc. You can do this anonymously, or if you desire a reply, please include your first name and first initial of your last name along with a contact email or phone number.

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SCA New York has an Interim Sponsorship program that facilitates connections between potential sponsors and sponsees within our SCA New York fellowship. Please complete our confidential online form and the online Interim Sponsor Coordinator will attempt to connect those seeking a sponsor and those wanting to be a sponsor.

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