From Worldwide OA…

NEW! OA Abstinence and Recovery Definitions

Updated definitions of “abstinence” and “recovery” in Overeaters Anonymous were adopted at the 2019 World Service Business Conference. The revised policy states: The WSBC 2019 accepts the following definitions:

  1. Abstinence: The act of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.
  2. Recovery: Removal of the need to engage in compulsive eating behaviors.

Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is achieved through working and living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step program. (Business Conference Policy Manual, 1988b [amended 2019])

MEN OF OA – You are not alone!

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ALL MEMBERS can help spread the word about OAmen.org, so every man in OA knows about their options for sharing in a way they are most comfortable.

“The World Service Survey done in 2010 revealed only about 13% of our fellowship consisted of men! Men in OA are invited to visit OAMen.org to see all the OA resources for men in program, and to learn how to connect with other men in OA, including in-person meetings, phone meetings, email discussion groups, and phone lists. That’s OAMen.org. Please spread the word!”

Here are some resources to help men connect…

  • HTTP://OAMEN.ORG is a website for men in OA.
  • HTTP://OAMEN.ORG/MEETINGS — Includes lists of phone meetings as well as in-person meetings.
  • GOOGLE EMAIL GROUP: Email TUESDAY@OAMEN.ORG with your first name and last initial, to be added to this group. IF you include your phone number and time zone, you will be added to the OA MEN Phone Outreach List so that you may make and receive phone calls within the group.
  • YAHOO EMAIL GROUP: Visit HTTP://OA12STEPS4COES.ORG/LOOPS/MALE and submit your email address to be added to this group.

And some flyers to help spread the word: