SCA NEW YORK:
SEXUAL COMPULSIVES ANONYMOUS
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
AM I SEXUALLY COMPULSIVE?
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.
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.