Our Invitation to You

(reprinted with permission from the World Service Organization of Overeaters Anonymous)

We of Overeaters Anonymous have made a discovery. At the very first meeting we attended, we learned that we were in the clutches of a dangerous illness, and that willpower, emotional health and self-confidence, which some of us had once possessed, were no defense against it.

It Works

…there is a proven, workable method by which we can arrest our illness.

We have learned that the reasons for the illness are unimportant. What deserves the attention of the still-suffering compulsive overeater is this: there is a proven, workable method by which we can arrest our illness.

The OA recovery program is patterned after that of Alcoholics Anonymous. As our personal stories attest, the Twelve-Step program of recovery works as well for compulsive overeaters as it does for alcoholics.

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More Information

If you’re new to the ideas of OA, we have some information you will find useful. We have put together some thoughts on what OA is and have tried to explain some of the terms and concepts you will find in our meetings. Please take a copy of our Welcome to the Newcomer on the Recovery Materials page.