There are five in-person meetings:

  • Mondays - 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm - Step Meeting (87th and West End Ave)

  • Tuesdays - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Internet/Apps/Porn Meeting (The Center)
    (New in-person meeting as of Tuesday, October 11, 2022)

  • Wednesdays - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Beginners' Meeting (The Center)

  • Fridays - 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm - Sober Topics Meeting (The Center)

  • Sundays - 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm - Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol (The Center)

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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 people 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.


What's New

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday In-Person Meetings at The Center

  • IN-PERSON TUESDAYS *NEW*: Internet/Apps/Porn Meeting - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (1 Hour)

  • IN-PERSON WEDNESDAYS: The Beginner's Meeting - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (1 Hour)

  • IN-PERSON FRIDAYS: Sober Topics Meeting - ​6:15 pm to 7:15 pm (1 Hour)

  • IN-PERSON SUNDAYS: Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol Meeting - 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm (1 Hour)

The Tuesday Internet/Apps/Porn Meeting, Wednesday Beginner's Meeting, Friday Sober Topics Meeting, and Sunday Sex Drugs & Alcohol meetings are held at the LGBT Center in Manhattan on 13th Street.​

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In Person: SCA Beginners Step Meeting (Monday evening)

Every Monday evening at 8:00PM at St. Ignatius Church on 87th Street and West End Avenue.  The meeting is held in the basement, a very large space.

Ring the doorbell labeled "CHURCH"

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SCA: A Program of Recovery - 3rd Edition - Revised and Expanded
aka "SCA Big Book"

This book contains more than four decades of experience, strength, and hope in recovery from sexual compulsion. It has been written, edited, and published entirely by members of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA). This 3rd edition is an expanded and updated version of SCA's previous recovery book. It includes commentaries on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as adapted from the original principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, as written by members of SCA, and personal stories of recovery.

Click here to purchase.

Adult Students

SCA Step Workbook

SCA has produced this workbook to help members use the Twelve Suggested Steps of SCA to
support their recovery from sexual compulsion. Each Step contains three parts: SCA’s approved
commentary on the Step, further reflections on that step, and a series of self-examination

This workbook also contains worksheets that may be used in Steps Four, Six, Eight, and Eleven.
We have revised these worksheets, expanding some columns for answers while narrowing those
that only might need a virtual “checkmark.” We also provided additional pages for the
“resentment” and “fear” lists in the Step Four worksheets.

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SCA now posts meditations on our international website: www.sca-recovery.org. These meditations have been recently written and are compiled from our own literature. They focus on many topics common to SCA members. Click here to find the meditations and to view any announcements or other SCA news recently published on "The SCAnner."

Meeting Room

Monthly Intergroup Meeting

Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 3 pm to 5 pm via Phone/Video Room #2 

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.


Share Your Feedback

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.