What is COSA?


COSA was founded in 1980 as a Twelve Step recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by another person's compulsive sexual behavior.

Adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, COSA is a program for our spiritual development, no matter what our religious beliefs. As we meet to share our experience, strength, and hope while working the Twelve Steps, we grow stronger in spirit. We begin to lead our lives more serenely and in deeper fulfillment, little by little, one day at a time. Only in this way can we be of help to others. The only requirement for membership in COSA is to have been affected by compulsive sexual behavior.

While there are no dues or fees for membership, most groups pass a basket for contributions since COSA is entirely self-supporting and declines outside donations.

About the COSA acronym

(COSA is in no way affiliated with Circles of Support and Accountability.)