Welcome

Thank you for visiting. Online Intergroup of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
is an SCA service body and umbrella organization of electronic SCA meetings,
held by telephone and on the Internet.

For more information about our fellowship, please read the
Online Intergroup Welcome Message.

A general outline of Sexual Compulsive Anonymous as a Twelve Step recovery program can be found
in the SCA Statement of Purpose and the SCA Self-Identification Statement.

  ONLINE MEETINGS  

Open to those who have a desire to recover from sexual compulsion.

Meetings are password protected and require a SITE LOGIN.

The meetings you will find on this site are message boards. In these meetings, members post messages and other members read and respond. We currently have three meetings and a socializing area on the site, open “24/7” — around the clock on an ongoing basis.

This message board meeting is where members can share experience, strength and hope on any SCA-related subject they choose. They may also allow or disallow feedback from other members, as desired. Feedback is not advice or criticism.

This message board meeting has a specific topic as its main focus. The topic for discussion is chosen at the beginning and middle of the month. Through these discussions, we deepen our understanding of the topic so it can be more effective in our recovery. Responding directly to another’s post is discouraged.

This message board meeting is where members can share experience, strength and hope on subjects relating to acting-in behaviors connected with sexual compulsion as they choose. They may also allow or disallow feedback from other members, as desired. Feedback is not advice or criticism.

Separate from the meetings, the Recovery Lounge is a socializing area, where members can get to know one another in a less structured way. Members use this area to “check in,” sharing how they are doing in their recovery, or simply to share what’s going on in their lives. This is an area for informal conversation.

  TELEPHONE MEETINGS  

Open by invitation only to those who have a desire to recover from sexual compulsion.

Meetings are conducted in English.

For an invitation, complete the form HERE.

Meeting duration is ONE HOUR. This is followed by an allowance of half an hour for optional post-meeting fellowship. Fellowship is an opportunity for socializing, informal conversation and asking questions.

TELEPHONE MEETING TIMES

SUNDAYS at 4:00 p.m. (16:00 hours)
WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 p.m. (16:00 hours)
FRIDAYS at 2:00 p.m. (14:00 hours)

Times listed are NEW YORK TIME, corresponding to the Eastern Time Zone (ET).

For an invitation, complete the form HERE.

The Twelve Suggested Steps of SCA are a program of recovery from sexual compulsion. They derive from the original Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the first twelve-step program. Members take the Twelve Steps at their own pace, often with the help and guidance of a sponsor, usually another SCA member. Members work the Twelve Steps and attend SCA meetings on an ongoing basis, to arrest their sexually compulsive behavior and integrate healthy sexuality into their lives.

The Twelve Traditions of SCA are a set of principles, followed by SCA members, groups, and service bodies, that make possible our collective recovery from sexual compulsion. They provide a spiritual framework that safeguards our common welfare and allows SCA to fulfill its primary purpose: of carrying the message of recovery to the sexual compulsive who still suffers. SCA’s Traditions derive from the original Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which were adopted in 1950.

The Characteristics Most of Us Seem to Have in Common were developed by the early members of SCA in New York, and first written in 1983. They describe in a general way how most of us coming to SCA have experienced sexual compulsion. Some members identify with all of the Characteristics, some with almost all of them, and others with only some of them. They are both a map of our problems, and a map out of our problems.

SCA members have devised the “Twenty Questions” self-evaluation questionnaire to help those who are concerned about their romantic and sexual behaviors decide whether or not they are sexually compulsive. This questionnaire covers many of the types of behavior that can be regarded as compulsive. While the decision is an individual one, and any affirmative answer is an indicator, if you answer “yes” to three or more questions, we encourage you to consider what our program has to offer.

The Tools That Help Us Get Better are the various components that together frame the overall SCA Program of Recovery. They are resources that support members in their efforts to achieve and maintain sexual sobriety. The Tools are often merely concepts to us initially, then they become practical mechanisms when we first start using them. They change with use and refinement into solid assets, upon which we can depend on a daily basis for sexual sobriety and our spiritual well-being.

The book Alcoholics Anonymous contains many promises of change that can come about from working the AA Program. Those best known are the “Ninth Step Promises,” which SCA has long used in relation to sexual recovery. SCA’s literature—reflecting the collective experience of the SCA Fellowship—also records many potential benefits of working the SCA Program. “The Promises of SCA” are extracted from our literature. They show the hope and promise our program holds out for recovery from sexual compulsion.

Being new to sexual recovery can be a confusing and daunting experience. Often, there are many questions, including about where to begin. Our newcomer overview discusses the nature of compulsive sex, points to key descriptive writings about SCA, and outlines the way someone new can determine if the SCA Program is something they wish to pursue. If you think you have a problem with compulsive sex, this summary is a good place to start your exploration of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous.

For those who are new to SCA and have a desire to recover from sexual compulsion, our newcomer package provides helpful documents and information about SCA, including examples of sexual recovery plans and information on literature about recovery from sexual compulsion. These materials are practical reference resources that new members can review and use as they progress in their recovery. We suggest you read our newcomer overview and the preceding parts of this section before deciding if SCA is for you.

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