In Overeaters Anonymous, there are three sets of rules that help us overcome overeating. The Twelve Steps are spiritual principles that guide our personal recovery. The Twelve Traditions help us keep our group united and focused.
These Twelve Concepts of OA Service guide how we apply the Steps and Traditions in our service work. These Concepts show how we delegate responsibilities to provide service around the world. They help us make good decisions in group participation, voting, and sharing minority opinions. The Twelve Concepts support our main goal of helping people who have compulsive behavior with food to overcome their problem.
- no OA committee or service body shall ever become the seat of perilous wealth or power;
- sufficient operating funds, plus an ample reserve, shall be OA’s prudent financial principle;
- no OA member shall ever be placed in a position of unqualified authority;
- all important decisions shall be reached by discussion, vote and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity;
- no service action shall ever be personally punitive or an incitement to public controversy; and
- no OA service committee or service board shall ever perform acts of government, and each shall always remain democratic in thought and action.
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