ABSTINENCE Definition Expanded

“Abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous is the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight. Spiritual, emotional and physical recovery is the result of living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program.”

Delegates at the 2011 World Service Business Conference (April 25-30) expanded The Statement on Abstinence and Recovery (WSBC Policy 1988b, Amended 2002, 2009 and 2011) to include the italicized words at the end of the first sentence.