It takes time, effort and support to fully harvest the long-term recovery of Overeaters Anonymous. But, with only a little more willingness and an open mind, together we see new positive results. Those are the effects of OA’s “inside job,” working wonders on our eating and body image issues, whatever they may be. This inner work is outlined in our Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, Nine Tools of Recovery and in OA’s literature. May this Members page support you on your journey of recovery.
The OA Promise
I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone.
No longer is there a sense of hopelessness. No longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower.
We are all together now reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.Written by Rozanne S., Co-founder of OA
Print Useful Documents
There are many useful documents you may print for yourself or your meeting, including MAI’s Meeting Lists, Event Flyers, Newcomer Welcome, and from WSO the Strong Abstinence Checklist and the Strong Meeting Checklist.
- Temporary Sponsorship – First Twelve Days
- Strong Abstinence Checklist
- Strong Meeting Checklist
- Start a Meeting
- Suggested Meeting Format (type in “suggest meeting format” in the search engine on the OA Document Library page)
Recovery from Relapse
If you need support finding recovery from relapse please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you. For more resources please visit the OA Document Library where you will find writing tools and much more.
For literature visit the OA Book Store and find books such as Taste of Lifeline, A New Beginning and Lifeline Sampler.
Looking for a Special Focus Meeting? Find a Meeting Worldwide Online
What is a special focus meeting? It is a meeting composed of individuals who feel they can more readily identify with fellow OAers with similar attributes. How do I find a special focus meeting on oa.org? Click on Find a Meeting and choose “Online”. You will enter your time zone and right below there is a link to “Additional Search Options”. Select Special Focus and your Language preference. You will find meetings for Men, Young Persons, People of Color, 100 Pounders, Atheist, Anorexic / Bulimic, and more.
Listen to a Podcast
Listen to the podcasts to learn you are not alone and there is hope for your recovery in OA. Recordings include virtual workshops on a variety of topics, information on working the 12 steps and inspirational messages from members who share their experience, strength, and hope to bring the Twelve-Step program of Overeaters Anonymous to life.
Read a Blog
Read stories of personal recovery from OA members, insights on the OA program and updates about OA events.