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

The Gifts of Recovery is SCA’s updated version of The Promises. It describes the various signs of change and spiritual growth in recovery from working the SCA program. It is a short piece, ideal for group reading in meetings. 

New literature that discusses awareness, acceptance and action as it pertains to recovery from compulsive cybersex behavior.

In response to the increasing call for social distancing and other precautionary measures related to preventing the spread of COVID-19, all of our NYC meeting locations are closed to all groups, meetings, and events.

The SCA New York fellowship has set up phone/video-based meetings.  The list of phone/video meetings is expanding, so please keep watching this website for more information.

The next SCA Intergroup meeting will be held at via our phone/video meeting room #2 on Sunday, August 2, 2020, 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.

Our technology chair needs your help!  Please get in touch if you are experienced with computers and software and can help with general website and meeting list updates.  Good knowledge or the ability to teach yourself WIX, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Word is the only requirement of the service position (in addition to being a member of the fellowship.)  

Click here to contact our technology chair.

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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(917) SCA-NY-12 which is: (917) 722-6912

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