Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a 12-step program based on spiritual principles, community and the experiences of other members in the program. These steps intended to help individuals have a better understanding of their relationship with food while addressing other physical and emotional problems. In addition to having literature available, attending meetings with other members of OA is a strongly suggested part of this program
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Overeaters Anonymous, despite its name, focuses on a series of questions about a person’s relationship with food. This may include binging and purging, anorexic behavior, to an emotional coercion eat for comfort, constantly switching from one extreme diet to the next, or otherwise continuous focus on food.
OA is not a resource for diet or nutrition information and will not give weight-loss tips. The program is intended for people to discuss various issues with food and to have a safe and non-judgmental setting in which to do it. While OA apply spiritual principles for their program, they do not focus on any religion, and has agnositc and atheist members in its fold.
The 12 steps to OA comes from the 12 steps first attributed to the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. They are meant to be worked through chronologically with a sponsor, a member of OA who have put some understanding of the principles and apply them to his or her daily life. There are no rules for completing step ;. You can take as much or as little time as you need to complete each stage
Many will complete a lap of the 12 steps, and then start again to see how their recovery has changed since its first beginnings. A list of the 12 steps and suggestions about how to work them are in OA literature, “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous.” This book is available at OA meetings or can be purchased and downloaded online at http: // bookstore. oa. org /
Meetings are an important part of OA recovery. It is in this setting that the newcomers will have the opportunity to meet other people who have struggled with food addiction and hear their stories that they find a way to recover from compulsive eating. People will also get the chance to share their experiences with others and find themselves in a group where they are understood for the first time. Meetings provide support in terms of finding sponsors, and offers community outside the group and recognize important milestones in a person’s recovery.
OA meetings are free, so people can voluntarily contribute if they have the finances to do it. Since its inception in 1960, OA has been self-sustaining. A list of meetings can be found by calling the hotline number listed in the White Pages of the phone book, or by accessing a local chapter of OA online.