The Twelve Traditions of SCA
- Our common
come first; personal recovery depends upon SCA unity.
- For our group purpose there is but one authority
-- a loving God as may be expressed in our group conscience. Our
are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
- The only
requirement for SCA membership is a desire to stop having compulsive
- Each group
should be autonomous, except in matters affecting other groups or
SCA as a whole.
- Each group has but one primary purpose -- to
its message to the sexual compulsive who still suffers.
- An SCA group ought
endorse, finance or lend the SCA name to any outside enterprise,
lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary
- Every SCA group ought to be
self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
- Sexual Compulsives Anonymous should
forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special
- SCA, as such, ought
organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly
responsible to those they serve.
- SCA has no
opinion on outside issues; hence the SCA name ought never be drawn
into public controversy.
- Our public relations policy is based on
rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal
anonymity at the level of press, radio, television and films.
- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our
traditions, ever reminding us to place
The Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted
with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Permission to
reprint and adapt does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is in any way
affiliated with this program. AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism.
The use of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in connection with other
programs which are patterned after AA, but address other problems, does
not imply otherwise.
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