Sponsorship Day | Aug 17-18

Celebrate Sponsorship Day August 17–18

In Overeaters Anonymous, we are told that “together we can do what we could never do alone.” Nowhere is this principle more simply and clearly practiced than in the sponsor-sponsee relationship. Sponsors help us through our program of recovery on all three levels—physical, emotional, and spiritual. By working with others, sponsors continually renew and reaffirm their own recovery.

Share your gratitude with your sponsor and sponsees!

Learn more about how this valuable service helps strengthen recovery:

Sponsorship Success | Podcasts

  1. What is a sponsor?
  2. Why should you get a sponsor, and how can you get a sponsor?
  3. Why be a sponsor? Why be a sponsee?
  4. When can you start sponsoring? When can you start being sponsored?
  5. What are the sponsorship job descriptions—from sponsor to sponsee and back?
  6. How can you break down the barriers for both parties?
  7. What are some different sponsoring styles?
  8. How do you work the Twelve Steps with a sponsee?
  9. How do you work the Twelve Traditions with a sponsee?
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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.

Announcing a Ninth Tool of Recovery!

Recently, the delegates at OA’s World Service Business Conference (WSBC) 2010 adopted a motion that created a ninth tool called “Action Plan.” The Conference Literature Committee is working on a definition that will be presented for adoption to WSBC 2011. Until that time, OA members are free to interpret “Action Plan” as they wish.