NEW! OA Abstinence and Recovery Definitions

Abstinence: The act of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.

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])

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