Literature & resources
Literature is our "portable program," giving us a means of
keeping ourselves in touch with our recovery any time we need it.
SCA has developed a number of pieces of its own literature. SCA
members also find that using literature from other 12-step fellowships,
particularly that of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups, has
been very helpful. There are also a number of books on the nature of
sexual compulsion and addiction and on recovery from sexual compulsion
that are available commercially; while SCA does not endorse outside
enterprises, many SCA members have found literature of this nature to be
Please note that anyone may order SCA literature, you do not need to
be a member.
To order SCA
literature, follow this link to order
If you prefer to order by mail,
you can get the
form directly or downloaded
in PDF format.
Many of our publications are also available in electronic form at the
Kindle Store and the Google
Play Store. SCA does not endorse or lend its name to these stores; they are
simply retailers who stock our electronic products.
Here is a list of literature available from SCA:
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous: A Program of Recovery.
Little Blue Book" describes the program of SCA. It is written by
members and includes the 12 Steps/12 Traditions adapted from Alcoholics
Anonymous, 14 Characteristics we have in common, The Tools that Help us
Get Better and chapters on Sobriety / Recovery Plans, Sponsorship,
Service, what happens at Meetings, how to avoid slips, masturbation, shame
and a brief history of the program followed by some useful prayers and
Moving Through Withdrawal.
We often think of withdrawal
only in terms of substances. This piece of literature speaks
directly about the experiences of withdrawal for
El Librito Azul: El Programa de SCA.
The official Spanish version of the First Edition of "The Little Blue
Avoiding Common Pitfalls on the Road of
A description of some of the common diversions that can cause
us to veer
off the path of recovery.
We have grouped them based on our collective experience of when they are
most likely to be found,
but you may run into any of them at any time in recovery. We also offer
suggested courses of action to
take when you encounter them.
How to Start an SCA Meeting: Describes how to start an SCA
meeting (this appears as a chapter in the Little Blue Book but is still
available as a pamphlet).
Q&A: A Guide for Newcomers to Sexual Compulsives
Secret Shame: Sexual Compulsion in the Lives of Gay Men
and Lesbians (this appears as a chapter in the Little Blue Book but is
still available as a pamphlet)
For the Newcomer : a brief description of the program
in a four fold leaflet format.
"Four Fold": A compact leaflet reference including our
Statement of Purpose, Twelve Suggested Steps, the Characteristics,
and more in a leaflet format.
"Four Fold" in Spanish: A translation of the
English-language Four Fold, available in the same printed format as the
The Tool of Writing: Describes how writing, in various
forms, can benefit an individual in working a program of recovery from
Starter Kit: This kit is designed specifically
help you start a meeting in your area and includes 5 Blue Books, 10
newcomer, 10 four folds, 10 Q&A, 10 Sexual Recovery Plan Guides, an
International Meeting List and an excerpt of the "How to Start an SCA
meeting" chapter of the Blue Book.
Public Service Radio Announcement Kit: A
CD with a recorded 30 and 60 second radio public service
announcement giving out our national "hotline" telephone number.
International Meeting List: Includes contacts in cities
without meetings (it is also available
Our international newsletter is in blog format and is
You can also visit the
archive of the printed SCAnner newsletters.
The Best of The
Highlights from four consecutive issues of The SCAnner, Winter 1998
through Summer 2000, 88 pages, on these four themes:
The giving of chips
is a tool that some
to allow members to mark their progress in recovery, such as length of time
attending meetings or
continuous abstinence from
sexually compulsive behavior. Some offer a simple "surrender chip" to
acknowledge willingness to stick with the program one day at a time.
ISO does not have its own chips to distribute to the fellowship.
meetings from different cities have used chips from other fellowships or have contacted
vendors who have produced chips for them.
You can find
information about how to incorporate chips into a
list of places as possible resources
to obtain chips to use at SCA meetings. SCA does not officially endorse any
of these businesses. This list is simply to give you a starting point for locating
chips for your meetings.
Donate to SCA
To donate to the SCA International Service Organization, which maintains
this website, develops and distributes SCA Conference Approved Literature,
and is responsible for carrying the SCA message worldwide to the sexual
compulsive who still suffers, please visit our donation page at
We accept donations only from members of SCA.