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 helpful.
Here is a list of literature available from SCA:
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous: A Program of Recovery “The 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 meeting formats.
Moving Through Withdrawal.:
WITHDRAWAL. The word brought up hideous images: addicts curled up in a fetal position, writhing in agony, or crying out in pain. We feared withdrawal and desperately tried to avoid it. As the book “Alcoholics Anonymous” says: “We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not.” The only way out of withdrawal, we found, is to go through it."
We often think of withdrawal only in terms of substances. This piece of literature speaks directly about the experiences of withdrawal for recovering sex addicts.
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 Anonymous
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, Fourteen 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 English version.
The Tool of Writing: Describes how writing, in various forms, can benefit an individual in working a program of recovery from sexual compulsion.
Starter Kit: This kit is designed specifically to 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.